Cafe Batavia: The Best Part of Old City

Cafe Batavia is located on Jl. Pintu Besar Utara, Jakarta Barat/West Jakarta and it was built in 1837 or 7 years after the construction of Batavia City Hall. Cafe Batavia occupies the building that was once the VOC administration office. Paul Hassan in 1990 bought this building and turn it into a gallery. Eka Chandra,…

Taman Fatahillah: The Center of Old Batavia

Taman Fatahillah or Fatahillah Park, is located before the Jakarta Historical Museum, Museum of Fine Art and Ceramics, and Puppet Museum. The name of this park previously was staadhuisplein (City Hall Park). In the middle of the Park you will see a fountain (no longer use) as a water resources for local Batavians at that…

Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik: From Courthouse to Museum of Art

Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik (Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum) is located at Jl. Pos Kota No. 2, Jakarta Barat/West Jakarta, close to Jakarta Historical Museum and Puppet Museum. The Building of the Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum, was built in 1870, which were the work of an architect JHR. W.H.F.H. Van Raders. The building…

Museum Sejarah Jakarta: City Hall from V.O.C Era

Museum Sejarah Jakarta (The Jakarta Historical Museum), or better known as Fatahillah Museum is located at Taman Fatahillah No. 1 Jakarta Barat/West Jakarta. This museum was serves as City Hall (Staadhuis) built by the Governor-General VOC Jan Pieterzoen Coen in 1620. In 1627, due to the increasing activities of the VOC, the new building is…