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Old August 21st, 2011, 01:15 PM   #61
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Just some quick references:
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  • IndonesiŰ actieforum -
  • C.J. van Dullemen, Boom uitgevers Amsterdam, ISBN: 13 9789085068792

  • www.aziatischetijger.nl (unfortunately only in Dutch language..)
  • Auteur: Emile Leushuis, Uitgever: KIT Publishers, ISBN: 978 94 6022 1220

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Old August 21st, 2011, 01:19 PM   #62
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Batavia/Jakarta

Java, Indonesia


Colonial buildigs list - collection of the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam


The first Dutch ships arrived in Jayakarta on Java in 1596 and they built a fort. When relations between Prince Jayawikarta and the Dutch deteriorated, Jayawikarta's soldiers attacked the Dutch fortress. Prince Jayakarta's army and the English were defeated by the Dutch, in part owing to the timely arrival of Jan Pieterszoon Coen (J.P. Coen). The Dutch burned the English fort, and forced the English to retreat on their ships. The victory consolidated Dutch power and in 1619 they renamed the city "Batavia." The former Stadhuis of Batavia, the seat of Governor General of VOC. The city began to move further south as epidemics in 1835 and 1870 encouraged more people to move far south of the port. By 1930 Batavia had more than 500,000 inhabitants, including 37,067 Europeans. During the World War II, the city was renamed from Batavia to "Jakarta" (short form of Jayakarta) by the Indonesian nationalists after conquering the city from the Dutch in 1942 with the help of the Japanese forces.

Year -Population

1870 65.000
1880 102.900
1895 114.600
1905 138.600
1918 234.700
1925 290.400
1940 533.000
1945 600.000
1950 1.733.600 (Independence Dec.1949)
2010 9.588.198




Office of the Nederlandsch Indische Escompto Maatschappij.(architect: Eduard Cuypers, 1920)


The Javasche Bank (Architects: Eduard Cuypers and Hulswit, 1909)


Office of the Postspaarbank, Weltevreden. (Architect: R.L.A Schoenmaker, 1920)


Main entrance of the Kota trainstation (Architect: F.J.L. Ghijsels, 1926)


Traffic on the square in from of the Kota trainstation, 1929


Square in front of the train station, 1938.


Building of the NHM at Batavia. (Architects: Ir. J.F.L. Blankenberg, Wolff Schoemaker, Ir. Fermont/Eduard Cuypers, built in 1929)


Headquarters of the Bataafse Petroleum Maatschappij (Now Royal Dutch Shell).


Central Post Office (Architect: J. van Hoytema, 1913)


The railwaystation of the State Railway Company in Tandjong Priok, 1930. (Architect: C.W. Koch, 1914)


Tanjun Priok, the large seaport of Batavia.


Koningsplein-square railway station.


Headquarters of the Koninklijke Pakketvaart Maatschappij (KPM) at the Koningsplein-Oost, 1916


Telephone Office at the Koningsplein.


Office of Geo. Wehry & Co, 1918. Leeuwinnegrachtstraat.(Architect: Ir. F.J.L Ghijsels, 1927)


The Post and Telegraph Office on the 'Stadhuisplein' (Town Hall Square).


Thee St. Josefskerk and the Ursulinen convent at Meester Cornelis.


H.B.S. (High School) 'Het Groote Klooster' in the Noordwijk-district


Steam trams at the building of the hardware factory of Carl Schlieper, 1915.


French Consulate at the Koningsplein square.


The old office of the Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij (KPM) at the Sluisbrug, 1870.


The office of the Chartered Bank at the Kali Besar canal, 1915.(Architect: Eduard Cuypers)


Medical University builing in Weltevreden, 1937.




Hospital located in the house of painter Raden Saleh, 1890. (Built, 1852)


View of the Central Medical Laboratory.


Central Civil Hospital.


Building of the Dutch East Indies Council at Weltevreden


Hotel des Indes.


Dining room of the Hotel des Indes.


Hotel des Indes.


Hotel des Indes.


The yearmarket Pasar Gambir


Pavilions at the Pasar Gambir in Batavia




The 'Uitkijk' watchtower, Batavia


www.geheugenvannederland.nl - Het Schippershuis - asylum for old naval officers, 1865


www.geheugenvannederland.nl - Trading Office, 1875




Street view with an office of the NHM and advertisements.


Trade companies along the Kali Besar canal in the Chinese district.


Branch of the Factory of the NHM along Molenvliet in Noordwijk. (Architect: Eduard Cuypers, 1910)


NILLMIJ building in Jakarta. (Architect: P.A.J.Moojen & S. Snuyft, 1909)


The museum of the 'Stichting Oud Batavia' at Stadhuisplein square 39.


Horse-drawn carts pass the large cathedral at the Waterlooplein square. (Built in 1901)


The 'Amsterdamse Poort' in the old city-centre.


The Town Hall in the old city center built in 1710 (3rd building)


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[IMG]www.geheugenvannederland.nl[/IMG]The Supreme Court (left) and the Daendels Palace at the Waterloo Square. (Architect: J.C. Schultze, compl. by J. Tromp, 1809)


Daendels Palace.


Military parade in front of the statue of Jan Pietersz. Coen at Waterloo-square during the coronation celebrations of Queen Wilhelmina, 1898.


The Artesian well at Salemba, 1885.


The Artesian well at the Koningsplein square, 1885.


The City Theatre, 1865


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The 'Landsarchief' - the colonial archives, housed in a former country house built around 1760



A typical Chinese house.


The shop of 'Eigen Hulp' at the Molenvliet-West canal, 1890.


Building in the botanical gardens and zoo.


Bathing kids in the Molenvliet canal next to 'De Harmonie' society builing. (Architect: J.C. Schultze, 1815)


www.geheugenvannederland.nl - 'De Harmonie' society building, 1875.


The Aceh monument at the Koningsplein square


The protestant Willemskerk, 1875.


Museum of the Society for Arts and History. (Built in 1862)


Military Society on the east side of the Waterlooplein square, corner Sipajersweg-road.


www.geheugenvannederland.nl - Military Society Concordia.


www.geheugenvannederland.nl - Weltevreden Palace at the Koningsplein square, 1880.


www.geheugenvannederland.nl - Soldiers in front of a 'watch-house' of Weltevreden Palace, 1880.


Audience-hall in the Palace


The Palace (back), 1875.


palace interior


Volksraad or Council of the Indies Building or Raad van IndiŰ (founded in 1918).




Het Geheugen van Nederland - Parapattan 1890


Blogspot - Military Hospital at Weltevreden - Batavia


www.geheugenvannederland.nl - Private estate in Rijswijk in Batavia, 1875.


www.geheugenvannederland.nl - Private estate, 1856-1878.

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Old August 21st, 2011, 03:14 PM   #63
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Thanks for those, Nemo.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 11:36 AM   #64
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City Hall/Balai Kota

Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia


Medan City Hall (Gedung Balai Kota) is located on Jalan Balai Kota (City Hall Street), Medan, North Sumatra. It was built during the Dutch East Indies era in 1908 by Hulswit & Fermont, and updated in 1923 by Eduard Cuypers (nephew of Pierre Cuypers), architect of other notable colonial buildings in the Indies.[1] The City Hall is kilometre zero in Medan, and was originally built for De Javasche Bank (now Bank Indonesia), but was instead purchased by the City Council of Medan. Its bell was donated in 1913 from the Tjong A Fie Mansion. Medan City Hall is now overshadowed by the giant three-skyscraper 'Grand Aston City Hall' hotel-office-retail complex, situated just behind it.


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Old September 1st, 2011, 02:47 PM   #65
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Nemo: do you have any idea if there is anything left of those wonderful colonial buildings in present day Jakarta?
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 03:41 PM   #66
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I was thinking the same thing. Do those buildings still stand?
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 04:12 PM   #67
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Thanks for the pictures - that's a beautiful neighbourhood you live in.

The buildings in the first picture have Russian elements - certainly no Dutch.
Firstly I must say congratulations for a very interesting thread that you've created. I'm curious to know why you say that this picture has Russian elements. Surely an onion shaped gable doesn't make it Russian? In fact I see more 'Dutch colonial' forms in the architecture than Russian, and if anything it should be termed eclectic, which would be a mix of styles to the architect's and client's particular tastes.

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Old September 4th, 2011, 02:02 PM   #68
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See page 1 of the thread for colonial buildings in Jakarta that survived. Most buildings still exist, but while some of them are a in perfect condition, others are refurbished or in a bad state. The artesian wells, the Amsterdam Gate, the Harmonie building , Military Society Concordia and the NHM at the Molenvliet canal have been demolished.

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Thanks! But to answer your question: the roofs, the style of bricks, the veranda's, gable, decorations, the whole structure - no Dutch elements whatsoever. There's are many typical Dutch style elements and none of those can be found in these twin houses in Philadelphia. Not to be rude, but it happens quite a lot that Americans adopt the word 'Dutch' in the wrong architectural context, since they hardly know the difference between Dutch, Flemish and German styles. Equally, I can't find anything on this 'Dutch style elements' in here or in an overall search check via google on Spruce Street + Dutch, Holland or Netherlands. It's all about Victorian houses.

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www.hetgeheugenvannederland.nl- St.Anna bay



Willemstad

Curacao, Kingdom of the Netherlands


The island of Curašao was occupied by the Dutch in 1634. The Dutch West India Company founded the capital of Willemstad on the banks of an inlet called the 'Schottegat'.

See: www.curacaoarchitecture.com



www.hetgeheugenvannederland.nl- St.Anna bay



www.hetgeheugenvannederland.nl - Visit of princess Beatrix


www.hetgeheugenvannederland.nl - St. Anna baai, 1935



www.hetgeheugenvannederland.nl - Pietermaai district 1935


www.hetgeheugenvannederland.nl - School in the Pietermaai district 1890


www.hetgeheugenvannederland.nl - Governor's Palace - Fort Amsterdam, 1880's


www.hetgeheugenvannederland.nl - Freemason's Lodge 1880's


www.hetgeheugenvannederland.nl - City Hall, 1882


www.hetgeheugenvannederland.nl - Synagogue, 1880's


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The church of Malacca is originally Portuguese, and was then restored by the Dutch, if I am not mistaken!
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Old November 5th, 2011, 05:18 PM   #73
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Jakarta's urban heritage gains an audience.

History buffs are struggling to preserve a colonial core dating back to 1619, but now in a state of near ruin.

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As a history undergraduate, Kartum Setiawan liked nothing better than to walk alone through the streets of this city's crumbling colonial quarters, armed with old maps and a vivid imagination. He pictured the Dutch merchants rowing their boats along the canals. In a cobbled square, he recalled the trams that came in the 19th century, opening up new suburbs to the south.

Today, Mr. Setiawan's day job allows him to keep one foot in the past: He serves as director of a bank museum in Jakarta's historic Kota district. He also runs an amateur history club, one of several that have sprung up in the city in recent years, as interest in urban heritage has grown. Every few months, he organizes a nighttime tour of the district on old-fashioned black bicycles, serenaded by vintage songs playing on a chunky tape recorder. "This is part of our integrity as a nation, to understand our history. As a way of learning, it's much easier to see objects visually than to read about them in books," he says.

Most visitors to Indonesia's sprawling capital see only the modern trappings of its postwar boom. Jakarta's rich history is harder to unpeel than that of cities like Singapore and Bangkok, where restored colonial-era buildings draw hordes of foreign tourists. In fact, Jakarta is much older: founded in 1619 by Dutch traders who built a walled city called Batavia on the north shore of Java Island. It became the capital of the Dutch East Indies, a far-flung possession that declared independence in 1945.

Modern Jakarta – as it was renamed in 1942 – has turned its back on the past, leaving parts of its colonial core in a state of near ruin. Developers shun these areas, focusing on new neighborhoods in the south of the city. As a result, nearly 80 percent of 284 historic buildings are classified by city authorities as being in poor condition, the Jakarta Post reported.

Blocks from Setiawan's museum is a tantalizing glimpse of the past. Along a stinking canal, rows of colonial-era buildings fester under the afternoon sun. Erected as banks and trading offices by European and Chinese merchants, some are shuttered and dilapidated. Others have rotting wooden balconies and sagging roofs. Grimy minibuses throttle down the streets. Setiawan and other local history enthusiasts who want to save these long-neglected streets from ruin face a daunting task. City authorities have their hands full providing services to Jakarta's 14 million or more people, many of them struggling to make a living. City Governor Fauzi Bowo has paid lip service to the need to conserve historic sites and attract more tourists, but there's little new money available.

Mr. Bowo has also proposed tapping private foundations for help and inviting creative industries to set up in areas like Kota as a way to revive its fortunes. But that is impossible as long as the building owners have no real incentives to preserve their character, says Tamalia Alisjahbana, executive director of the National Archives Building Foundation.

Heritage laws forbid additions to listed buildings, so private landlords often let their properties fall into disrepair so they can be knocked down, rather than invest in their upkeep. Many other colonial buildings were nationalized after independence, but the government bureaucrats in charge are economic planners, not culture officials, and aren't keen on expensive restorations. "The Finance Ministry looks at all buildings as financial assets. They don't take into account their historical status," says Ms. Alisjahbana.

Bank Mandiri Museum, where Setiawan works, is different. A private Dutch bank that was nationalized in the 1950s, it was converted into a museum in 2005 by the government-owned Bank Mandiri. Visitors enter an elegant, old-fashioned banking hall of marble-topped counters bathed in light from stained-glass windows. The 1929 building faces an art deco railway station from the same period that's still used.

Setiawan isn't deterred by Kota's decay or the sticky politics of conservation. He sees hope in the busloads of schoolchildren in his museum and the popularity of cultural tours in the area. "People used to pass these buildings without noticing them. After they join our activities, then they really become aware of them," he says. From only 50 visitors a day when it opened, the museum now sees 200 a day. Setiawan's history club has 5,000 members, mostly students and professionals who pay $5 to join the historical walks. In his spare time, he has begun a master's program in museum studies and is working on a book on Jakarta's old mosques.

One handicap to Indonesian historians who study this heritage is that most colonial archives are stored in Holland and are in written Dutch, a language that few here can speak. In recent years, universities have added Dutch classes for history majors. This reflects a renewed academic interest in colonial times, after decades of government-mandated teachings that emphasized political nation-building. By delving fully into the past – and taking care of its physical remains – a young nation can start to understand its destiny, says Asep Kambali, who runs another history club. "What is Indonesia? Who are we? Only history can tell us this," he says.

Source: www.csmonitor.com(December 30, 2008)

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Old November 6th, 2011, 12:35 AM   #74
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Beautiful stuff and informative
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Old November 30th, 2011, 11:16 AM   #77
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Curašao

Netherlands Antilles


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Old Dutch Hospital, a shopping complex
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The Old Dutch Hospital in Fort has been turned into a sophisticated shopping complex without harming its archaeological and architectural value by the Urban Development Authority (UDA). It will be opened tomorrow by Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. The ancient Dutch Hospital which had been abandoned for a long period was transformed into a shopping complex under the Colombo Development Scheme initiated on the directives of the Defence Ministry.

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