Jakarta Kota-Old Batavia Touring with Dirk Teeuwen
Travelling through history

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Our aim

Enjoy adventurous wanderings through a mighty history! Step into the colonial world of yesterday and visit concrete remains of an impressive earlier period!

"History Travel", we are going to travel with you through a part of the colonial past. We shall do our best to make the colonial world more tangible for you.

Below left, Dutch colonial architecture! The inner court of Oranje Hotel, now Hotel Majapahit, Surabaya 2002

Are you interested in travelling through the history of Jakarta-Batavia? Maybe my tour suggestions could help you. If so: buy a map of Jakarta and/or use Internet/Google Maps, read my Tour Guides, have a look at my pictures and then enjoy visiting the actual remains of a most interesting common past - Dutch/Indonesian, I mean. Click the internet, find Google Map locations of the following tour highlights I am going to introduce to you.


1. Sunda Kelapa and vicinity
2. Museum Wayang, Museum Keramik, Café Batavia
3. Jakarta History Museum, outside
4. The ghostly apparition of Miss Sara Specx
5. Jakarta History Museum, Sara Specx 1629
6. Jakarta History Museum, dungeons
7. Jakarta History Museum, Surapati 1675
8. Jakarta History Museum, ground floor
9. Jakarta History Museum, upper floor
10. Jakarta History Museum, Dipo Negoro 1830
11. Jakarta History Museum, backyard
12. Jakarta History Museum, Pieter Erberfelt 1722


Consulted literature

1.Hulzen, J. van: Onze Indische geschiedenis; Kampen Holland 1938
2. Eijkman, A.J., Stapel, dr. F.W.: Leerboek der geschiedenis van Nederlandsch Oost-Indië; Batavia 1924
3. Stapel, dr. F.W., a.o.: Indië schrijft zijn eigen geschiedenis; Amsterdam 1943
4. Vlekke, B.H.M.; Geschiedenis van den Indischen Archipel; Maastricht Holland 1946
5. Graaf, dr. H.J. de: Geschiedenis van Indonesië; Bandung Indonesia 1949
6. Kamerling, g.: Onze Oost; Groningen Holland 1927

7. Klerck, E.S. de: History of the Netherlands East Indies, Vol. I, II; Rotterdam 1938
8. Stapel, dr. F.W., e.o.: Geschiedenis van Nederlands-Indië, Vol. I, II, III, IV, V;  Amsterdam 1938
9. Fruin Mees, W.: Geschiedenis van Java, Vol. I, II; Batavia-Weltevreden 1920
10. Haan, dr. F.: Oud Batavia, Vol. I, II, III; Batavia 1922
11. Helsdingen, W.H. van, a.o.: Daar werd wat groots verricht; Amsterdam 1941
12. Magazine “Cultureel Indië”, Leiden Holland (1900-1942)
13. Magazine “Nederlandsch Indië, Oud en Nieuw”, The Hague Holland (1900-1942)
14. Coen, Jan Pietersz. (ed. Colenbrander, dr. H. T.): Bescheiden omtrent bedrijf in Indië, Vol.
I, II, III, IV, V, VI; The Hague Holland 1934
15. Mollema, J.C.: De Nederlandsche vlag op de wereldzeeën, Vol. I, II, III; Amsterdam 1939
Consulted literature, continued

16. Commelin, I.: Begin ende voortgang van de Vereenigde Nederlantsche Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagnie, Vol. I, II, III, IV; Amsterdam 1646   
17. Colenbrander, dr. H.T.: Koloniale Geschiedenis, Vol.
I, II. III.; The Hague Holland 1925
Haan, dr J.C. de, Winter, dr. P.J. van: Nederlanders over de zeeën; Utrecht Holland 1940
19. Feith, Esq. P.R.: Catalogus boeken en prenten van de stad Batavia; Batavia 1937
20. Municipality Batavia: Batavia as a commercial, industrial and residential center; Batavia 1937
Vries, J.J. de: Jaarboek van Batavia en omstereken 1927; Batavia 1927
22. Zee, D. van der: Batavia, Queen of the East; Rotterdam 1924
23. Wright, A., a.o.: Twentieth century impressions of Netherlands India; London 1909
Etc.!!  See also texts under pictures in my articles!!
Below! The Dutch ocean liner M.S. "Marnix van St. Aldegonde", owned by the Steamboat Company "Nederland" (Netherlands) on its way from The Netherlands to Tanjung Priok Harbour, Batavia/Jakarta, 1935
Below left! Five o'clock P.M., drinking
at the pool bar of M.S. Dempo
Below right! Art aboard M.S. Dempo,
a staircase in the first class department
Sources (indexpage pictures)! Three photographs taken by Dirk Teeuwen. Other pictures: from the magazine "Tourism in Netherland India" Batavia/Jakarta 1934, edited by "The Travellers Official Information Bureau Of Netherland India" (Batavia); artists unmentioned, unknown.