The Jakarta History Museum is housed in the old Stadhuis, once the colonial Dutch Governor General’s office located in Old Batavia. Builton the order of Governor General Johan van Hoorn, it was the Municipal Building from 1707-1710.

In 1974 the building was converted into the Jakarta History Museum which houses the history of the city of Jakarta since it was first established way back in 1527.

Important Information

Category
Museums & Landmarks
Essentials
Area
West Jakarta
Contact
(62-21) 6929101
Address
Jl. Taman Fatahillah 1 West Jakarta
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