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Fort Rotterdam

Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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À fort from Netherlands

A nice place to meet Indonesian and see how it looks a fort build by Netherlands But nothing to... read more

Reviewed today
asellali
,
Pontoise, France
via mobile
Historical building, well maintained

This bastion is well maintained, and still in good condition. No entrance ticket. But when i visit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Frits C
,
Jakarta, Indonesia
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“dutch colonial” (12 reviews)
“worth a visit” (17 reviews)
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Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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"dutch colonial"
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"historical place"
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"worth a visit"
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"local guide"
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"bahasa indonesia"
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"well taken care"
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"visit this place"
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"take pictures"
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"losari beach"
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"nice place"
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"history"
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"rotterdam"
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Reviewed today via mobile

A nice place to meet Indonesian and see how it looks a fort build by Netherlands But nothing to miss if you do not visit

Thank asellali
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Reviewed yesterday

This bastion is well maintained, and still in good condition. No entrance ticket. But when i visit this place around 5pm, the place was polluted with smoke coming from somebody burning trash outside. The smoke very disturbing.

Thank Frits C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting but I expect to see and learn more. Tried to hire a local guide inside the compound, his price was RP.100.000, We tried to bargain to no to avail. (Which actually annoyed me, bus he kept saying it only costs 1 euro) Thus, we...More

Thank edmjl
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Reviewed 5 days ago

old dutch fortress, inside have a museum, my visit was in sunday and museum was closed, it's OK for few photos in this big city without many turistic atractions

Thank alexandru m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fort is a historical landmark and a reminder of the Dutch influence in Indonesia's history. It is easy to get to by Grab or on foot. There is an office to the left just past the main entrance where you are asked to sign...More

Thank SoloOver50Traveler
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice historic place. Admission free, they ask however for a donation, which seems fair.The on site museum is mildly interesting but does not add a lot to the experience. The fort is a must see in a city without a lot of historic buildings.

Thank bert-jan01
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice place for learning a bit more about Indonesian (and not only) culture. Perhaps, it needs a bit more maintenance but overall my family and I enjoyed it.

Thank dwanat
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The premise on the whole is historical, beautiful (in its own way), untouched and definitely authentic. Authenticity is a prized virtue! More efforts could be poured into enhancing the interiors to bring out its true charm and beauty. As a history buff, I enjoyed the...More

Thank SingaporeHO
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

The buildings look beautiful but there is not much else to do. A good information book or guide can help a lot. We liked it anyway.

Thank misterBigP
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Fort Rotterdam, full with history, at first the building started as fort of Sultan Hasanuddin, then became the Portuguese, at last fort Rotterdam since Dutch time in Indoensia around 350 years. Now as museum, and from fort Rotterdam you can see the beutiful view of...More

Thank noviwre
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Debbie M
March 23, 2015|
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Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Debbie the fort is in the central area, near the sea/boardwalk. Its not far from the ships from memory, in any case getting around Makassar is very easy by taxi or the minivan buses which run fixed routes around town. I... More
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