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Address: Jln. Kali Besar Timur, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
Phone Number:
+62 21 6929101
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night...

This is the old city of Batavia. Rundown, picturesque and a great night market.

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Wonderful place for visit

Jakarta old town is a historical place ,you may see the the Duch,British ruler activities and the old building. Overall it's a nice place for visit.

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Jakarta old town is a historical place ,you may see the the Duch,British ruler activities and the old building. Overall it's a nice place for visit.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

For People Who love history, look at the beautiful buildings since VOC era. The architecture was unique. You can borrow bicycle, take awesome photograph and eat at the cafe. Enjoy with your family.

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Mijas, Spain
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Nothing special to see except Portuguese architecture. Traffic is chaotic like in all city. Doesn't merit great effort to visit.

Thank Nuria-Fuente
Jakarta, Indonesia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Here you can find Holland Heritage building such as Museum Fatahillah, Jembatan Intan, Museum Bank Indonesia, etc.

Thank mucry_
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

I visited old town to join walking tour, is definitely must see for everyone who like jakarta 's. Sesaat seperti terlempar ke masa lalu setelah masuk ke area ini, lepas dari kerumunan mall dimana-mana

Thank Vita E
Jakarta, Indonesia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I visited old Jakarta, "Kota Tua" after a long time not having seen the area. I was very pleasantly surprised by the numerous new and refreshing ideas to the area. It creates a very atractive loeation in old colonial Jakarta, Batavia with places to hang out like trendy cafes and restaurants,

Thank SirkKx
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Jakarta's old town breaths history, and is definitely a must-see for anyone who seeks to better understand Jakarta's past. The Dutch colonial buildings are great to see, both at day and night time, and the old town also features some good places to eat, though prices tend to be a bit higher than elsewhere (which is especially true for the... More 

2 Thank willemb89
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I like this place because it is a good alternative of place to hang or see rather than malls (which seems to be the only options in jakarta these days), this place is easy to access as you can take transjakarta bus and pretty sure the area is famous amongst tourists. Lots of museums, landmarks, old architecture, places of interest,... More 

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

i respect the government make this place as the historical place and so many people can make their time with some museum, the cafe was makes me pretend like i'm not in indonesia. the bicycle spread around the yard. but unfortunately i came in the afternoon so it was so hot. i recommend of you want to visit maybe around... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Even as an Indonesian, I really enjoyed touring the old town, coincidentally when taking foreigner guests sight-seeing. We rode the Ontel and did the full tour. Definitely recommended. Just beware of the too expensive food at Batavia Kafe. Go there to enjoy the ambience, but with managed expectation.

Thank Vintagemoi

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