…Capital of Indonesia, a Megacity famous for their traffic jams. Jakarta is not very accessible and it is difficult to obtain services from transport to mobility equipment. However, it is possible also for wheelchair users to visit and enjoy this crazy city. We offer you support!
Have a look also at our information about accessibility in Jakarta.
Where to Go
For sightseeing, the north of Jakarta is most interesting with remains of Dutch colonialism in Old Town and the harbour Sunda Kelapa. A Citytour brings you to the center of town with skyscrapers and hypermalls, slum areas and congested streets. In the south, Taman Mini is a huge recreation and museum areal, while further south the cities of Bogor and Bandung offer a large botanic garden, active volcanoes and tea planations.
Fatahilla Square is the historical center of the old Batavia, what is now called Old Town. The large square is surrounded by colonial buildings, housing the Jakarta History Museum, the Wayang Museum, the Fine Art and Ceramics Museum and the famous Cafe Batavia.
Cafe Batavia, a restaurant with great interior design in a 19th-century colonial building at Fatahilla Square in Old Town.
The Wayang museum in another colonial building at Fatahilla Square in Old Town has a great collection of Javanese wayang puppetry.
Sunda Kelapa is an old harbour crowded with traditional wooden sailing (motor) ships for inter-island trade.
The Maritime Museum in an old Dutch warehouse displays boats and objects from great Indonesia’s maritime history.
City Tour. Jakarta has 10 Million inhabitants, the wider metropolitan area of Jabodetabek has over 30 million people living there.
The National Monument ‘Monas‘ at Freedom Square, symbolizing Indonesia’s struggle for independence.
Taman Mini is a large recreational park displaying the local customs of all the many different ethincs and cultures in Indonesia.
The Botanical Gardens in Bogor, founded in 1817, are the oldest of their kind in Southeast Asia.