Jakarta History Museum (Museum Fatahillah)
Located in Jakarta’s Old Town (Kota Tua), this place goes by many names, including Museum Sejarah Jakarta and Batavia Museum. It’s housed in the former city hall building of Batavia, built in 1710 in the classic Dutch renaissance style and with a dark history of imprisoning Dutch and Indonesian rebels in its infamous dungeons.
The museum itself debuted in 1974 as a space for the conservation of cultural and heritage items stemming from Jakarta’s past. Focusing on the colonial era, the collections bring you back in time with a rich curation of 17th to 19th century Betwai-style furniture, alongside paintings, ceramics, weapons, and objects from the Dutch East Indies Company.