This old City Hall of Batavia occupies the site of its two predecessors. This building, of the Dutch architecture tradition, was completed in 1710 and once served many civic and judiciary functions. Beneath the front portico lie some cells, which were used as dungeons. The museum took over the premises in 1974 and offers an insight into the city's colonial past. Thirty-seven ornate rooms display Dutch furniture, old maps, antiquities and Dutch East India Company (V.O.C.) memorabilia, recreating the atmosphere prevalent during the Dutch era. - WCities.com
Keywords: Indonesia, DKI Jakarta Raya, colonial buildings, VOC. Submitted by Budiman Wiharja.