Originally constructed in 1710 Fatahilla Museum was originally the city hall of former Batavia under the Dutch. In 1974 the building reopened its doors as the Fatahilla History Museum.
While the building and the treasured artefacts housed within it are a must see for any traveller wishing to know more about Indonesia’s past the square preceding the museum is also an attraction in itself.
Fatahilla Square was revitalised in a recent urban rejuvenation project and acts as a gateway to those travelling to Old Town Jakarta. The square is surrounded by historic buildings from Indonesia’s past.