Top things to do

Area in Kudus

Old Town

West of the river, Kauman, the oldest part of the city, has narrow streets and is reminiscent of a kasbah, with traders selling religious souvenirs, dates, prayer beads and caps. On Fridays, men dressed in white rob…
Museum in Kudus

Kretek Museum

This lonely, shabby old compound has some interesting exhibits of the history of kretek production, including some fascinating old photographs and machinery, though the fountain out front is as funky as the inside o…
Food Court in Kudus

Omah Mode

A surprise find in downtown Kudus, this lovely colonial building (dating from 1836) is fun to explore with lots of stalls selling fashionable clothes and a delightful swimming pool at the rear. You'll also find a sm…
Factory in Kudus

Djarum Kretek Factory

Djarum, opened in 1951, is the main employer in town and third-biggest kretek manufacturer in Indonesia. Ninety-minute tours of its modern factory are available between 8am and 11am.
Indonesian in Kudus

Sari Lembur Kuring

A large, pleasant restaurant complete with water features where you can tuck into tasty Sundanese and Javanese food under a shady pagoda.