Jakarta History Museum: Our most recommended tours and activities

Jakarta Half Day Private City Tour

Jakarta Half Day Private City Tour

This is half day tour of Jakarta with duration only 4 to 5 hours. Start the tour by visiting Merdeka Square Jakarta, stop at National Monument, the landmark of Indonesia for picture only and having little walk. Afterwards will continue sightseeing of President palace, Istiqlal Mosque, Katedral church , Jakarta city hall, and government buildings at the square. Traveler might visit and have tour of Istiqlal Mosque if they want to. Istiqlal is the grand mosque of Indonesia and the biggest in south east Asia, represent Indonesia as the biggest Muslim population country in the world. Next you will continue to visit The Jakarta China Town. you will visit oldest Chinese temple in Jakarta and walking tour at traditional market where you can see and enjoy the view of the sellers and the people with their local products. Afterwards you will continue to visit the old city, Enjoy the Fatahillah square at the old city. This square was historical place built by Dutch and reminder of the colonial time. There is also puppet museum and Jakarta History museum at this square. The last stop is sunda kelapa harbour. This harbour was historical site and still using for domestic cargo. SUnda Kelapa used to be the main gate of Jakarta. in this harbour you will also watching the local activities from local people.

Old Batavia Tour

Old Batavia Tour

Start your journey through Jakarta’s rich past with a visit to Glodok, the heart of Chinatown. This busy hub of banking, trading, and entertainment includes the Petak Sembilan Chinese Temple, dedicated to Kuan Yin, the Buddhist goddess of mercy, built around 1650. Next, check out the Kota Intan Drawbridge, the last of its kind in Jakarta. It offers a glimpse into the stylish 17th-century residential neighborhood along the Ciliwung River. Then, head over to the Museum Bahari Jakarta in the historic Sunda Kelapa harbor. It showcases Indonesia’s maritime heritage with exhibits in 17th-century Dutch warehouses. You can enjoy panoramic harbor views from the museum's tower. Next, check out the Fatahillah Museum in the old town hall of Batavia. It's got maps, antiques, and porcelain that tell the story of Dutch rule in Indonesia. Just a heads-up: the museum is closed on Mondays and public holidays. You could also check out the antique market on Jalan Surabaya instead. Finally, the Museum Wayang has an extensive collection of traditional Indonesian puppets and interactive displays on puppet-making.

Jakarta: Full-day Tour Explore The Best Places in Jakarta

Jakarta: Full-day Tour Explore The Best Places in Jakarta

This tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of historical buildings, such as the Presidential palace which was built during the Dutch colonial period, and the Arjuna Wijaya statue, a symbol of Indonesia's rich cultural heritage. You will also get a glimpse of local life, experiencing the diverse cultures and the unique heritage of Indonesia. Our tour starts at the independent square area, the center of the Indonesian state government. Here, you will see the Presidential palace and the Arjuna Wijaya statue. From here, we will proceed to other historical and cultural landmarks. Visit the National Monument, a 132-meter Jakarta landmark symbolizing Indonesia's independence. Delve into its basement, where 48 dioramas vividly depict Indonesia's rich history. Step into the independence room to witness the proclamation gate, the majestic Garuda as our National emblem, and the gold-plated Indonesian map. Step into history at Jakarta Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece. Admire its towering spire and the intricate glass paintings adorning its high windows. Inside, three altars form a semicircle, a unique arrangement that adds to the cathedral's historical charm. Experience the grandeur of Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. Its modern design and stunning dome are a sight to behold, offering a peaceful sanctuary for prayer and reflection. Visit The Confucian Dharma Bhakti Temple, the oldest Confucianism temple in Jakarta. As we pass & explore the traditional wet market, you will see the local community engaging in their daily business and activities, giving you a firsthand experience of the local culture. You can also try some authentic Indonesian snacks and Tropical fruits, a popular part of the local cuisine. Explore Dutch Town, which was the center of the Dutch colonial government. There is a canal with a building background of magnificent Dutch colonial buildings. Visit the Puppet Studio and meet with puppet masters. Learn about Indonesian puppet making and how to play, and see wayang (Puppet) collections from various regions of Indonesia. Visit the oldest port in Jakarta, which is still operating for Domestic Shipping. Traditional Phinisi wooden Boats are neatly arranged and anchored in the Port. Seawater levels are also higher than those on land in Jakarta. Explore vibrant street food areas where diverse flavors and aromas captivate the senses. Discover the iconic pagoda, a masterpiece of architectural beauty. Dive into the tranquility of the reclamation island, a perfect escape from the urban hustle.

Jakarta Port: Private Guided City Highlights Shore Excursion

Jakarta Port: Private Guided City Highlights Shore Excursion

Start your Jakarta shore excursion as you exit from your cruise ship. At the ship's Pier, you will be greeted by your professional guide. Once you hop in your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan you will set off on your shore excursion. Begin your shore excursion with a drive through the streets of Jakarta’s historic district and pass by the Dutch-style structures dating back to the 17th-century. Visit Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum). The museum is housed in the old town hall of Batavia, reminding onlookers of Indonesia’s time as a Dutch colony. After that, explore Jakarta’s Chinatown, Glodok and a vibrant banking, trading, and entertainment hub. Learn about the history of the Batavian Chinese from your guide. Continue to the National Museum. Admire the museum’s costumes, musical instruments, model houses, and fine bronzes from the Hindu-Javanese period. The museum also houses stone pieces from the temples Central Java and a superb display of Chinese ceramics. Afterward, visit Sunda Kelapa Harbor, once the heart of Jakarta's maritime trade. During the colonial era, the harbor was known as the “Roads of Batavia” and was the only entrance to Batavia. If time allows, we will explore Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and Jakarta Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Cathedral. After your shore excursion is finished, you will be taken back to your cruise terminal before your ship departs, ensuring a relaxing end to an exciting day.

Java Bali Private Tour Package with Driver as Guide

Java Bali Private Tour Package with Driver as Guide

Rent a car with driver, for your holiday on Java and Bali. With your own driver you can arrange your own holiday according to your own wishes. You travel in your own pace, decide where and how long you want to stay and what you like to see. One of the best ways to explore the natural beauty of Java and Bali is by land, and you will see the cultural life of the people firsthand. You will gain various interesting experiences that you won't find in guide books and the internet. Get the meaning of social life, socialize, be grateful for what God has given you, and as a bonus you will witness various natural and cultural beauties that you will never see in your lifetime. Maybe even one day you will come back here to reminisce about exploring the beauty of Indonesia's nature and culture. We provide several packages and you can choose according to your needs and itinerary. This package includes pick-up in Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Semarang, Solo, Surabaya, Malang, Ketapang Port, Bali, etc. Overtime will be charged a 130-180 euros per day per group.

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What people are saying about Jakarta History Museum

Overall rating

4.5
(20 reviews)

I loved the itinerary, it’s a very insightful tour for one day including many major sites in Jakarta. My tour started at 9:00 AM, my guide, Rizky was there prior to the start time with a smile on his face, waiting for me at the hotel lobby! Both him and tour was extremely good, very flexible and personalized. Rizky is such a warm personality and highly motivated guide I highly recommend him for any tours.

I was treated like a VIP! The guide Vincent knows the history of his city and his country very well and speaks good English. The tours were very interesting and I was given time to take photos. I learned a lot about Indonesian history in general. The driver was excellent. The car door was opened for me and we were often placed at the front of the queue...

It was a great day. We were picked up at the hotel. Bryan is a very good guide who told us a lot but was also able to answer all of our questions about the country and its people. Andi is a very good and safe driver. I can only recommend them both

The guide Hertin was great... spoke good English. Was very informative and had a lot of knowledge. She was also very smiley which made it a fun day! We also had a nice lunch together. I had a wonderful day and have no areas for improvement!

Sony was an excellent guide, with a good attitude, cheerful and attentive. Transportation was comfortable. We liked the restaurant they took us to for lunch.