The grand historical building originally housed the Fine Arts Circle of the Dutch East Indies and was opened on the 17 April 1914, featuring various creative arts between 1934 and 1939 as well as world-class masterpieces of Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, Marc Chagall and the likes. One of the wings of this building also housed a very popular café that sold fine food and wine, known as Stam en Weynes.
The Tugu Kunstkring Paleis is now a proud center of art exhibitions, as well as other events with high appreciation to the beauty of arts and history. It also houses a large event space with the capacity up to 1000 people, a gallery/shop that features beautiful artworks, jewels, lifestyle products and other design items, a fine restaurant, a grand elegant lounge as well as a tea house.
TUGU RIJSTTAFEL BETAWI
The Traditional Grand Rijsttafel (translated as The Rice Table) featured in each property of the Tugu Hotels and Restaurants Group, portray the sumptuous social feast that used to be celebrated by the Dutch plantation lords when they hosted their honorable guests, starting from around the 1910s.
The Traditional Grand Rijsttafel is display of the richness of the spices that grew in Indonesia as well as the culinary arts of the indigenous people, as seen from the many different flavours which were all brought together to make the one elaborate Rijsttafel meal.
TUGU KUNSTKRING PALEIS HIGH TEA
Old Batavia High Tea, the romance of Old Batavia sitting on the balcony van menteng as dusk arrives, being transported to another era of romantic Batavia of the old days, while being served sumptuous homemade savory and sweet indulgent delicacies, and a very fine selection of tea and coffee from Tugu’s very own Kawisari Plantation.