Jakarta History MuseumJakarta History Museum

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if you come to jakarta never hurts to visit the museum this one, you can discover how the city of Jakarta is formed starting from the Dutch colonial era, japan and the independence era. so this is a place that pretty mandatory if you plan to travel to jakarta

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Fatahillah Museum, also known as the Jakarta History Museum or the Museum of Batavia is a museum located at Jalan Taman Fatahillah No. 2, West Jakarta, an area of ​​more than 1,300 square meters.
This building used to be a City Hall (Dutch: Stadhuis) which was built in 1707-1710 by order of the Governor-General Johan van Hoorn. The building resembles the Dam Palace in Amsterdam, consisting of the main building with two wings in the east and west and sanding of buildings used as offices, court rooms, and underground spaces are used as a prison.
On March 30, 1974, the building was then opened as the Museum Fatahillah. (wikipedia)

One of the city's best museums, this is a great place to check out Indonesian artifacts from prehistoric times through the Dutch colonial period and up to independence in 1945. On display are old maps, paintings, vintage photos, ceramics and hand-carved Betawi furniture from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Located in the Taman Fatahillah square, the building dates back to 1710 and was originally the city hall; it also housed the town's dungeons. The square's huge bronze cannon is considered a fertility symbol for childless women.

How getting there: 

ride transjakarta bus, and get off at Kota shelter, after that you can walk about 3 minutes to the museum

A tip to eat: 

many local food can be found in the vicinity of the museum, like the crust of eggs, meatballs, chicken noodle, but if you have more money I suggest to go to Cafe Batavia. place opposite the museum there is pretty nice place and quite romantic if you go with a partner

A tip to sleep: 

a lot of cheap hotels around the museum's history jakarta, such as area of ​​town there are a few hotels ranging from 3 star to 5 star, if you are a budget traveler I would suggest staying just at Jalan Jaksa. access to the museum only use a single vehicle that is "Transjakarta bus"

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

Tuesday to Sunday from 09.00 - 15.00 pm
Days Closed Mondays and Holidays like Eid, Christmas and other religious holidays

Visit duration: 

1 Hours

Entry fees: 

Cheap enough to visit this museum
Adult Rp. 2000
Student Rp. 1000
child Rp. 600
Entourage Adult Rp. 1500
so it would not hurt if you come to this place


Jakarta History Museum
Jl. Taman Fatahillah No. 1 West Jakarta
Tel (62-21) 6929101, 6901483
Fax. (62-21) 6902387