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Jakarta History Museum, the crown to Fatahillah Square, was established in 1707 to be the seat of power to an entire empire. It was the headquarters to the VOC, and later the City Hall (Stadhuis) to the Dutch administration. Its architecture is already the museum’s prime showcase as it was modeled after the Royal Palace of Amsterdam—however, much simplified for the locale. Inside, the museum dives deeper into the past. Walk through history made tangible by furniture, weapons, and decorative items to name just a few. The museum gives a full account of Jakarta, reaching as far back as prehistoric times and straight through entire colonial periods until arriving at the present day. The era’s opulence is just an arm’s length away, but remember, no touching!
Open today: 09:00-15:00
Jalan Taman Fatahillah No. 1, Kota Tua, Pinangsia, Tamansari, West Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
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