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Fort Rotterdam

Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Beautiful site and thats it

The buildings look beautiful but there is not much else to do. A good information book or guide can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
misterBigP
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
historical

Fort Rotterdam, full with history, at first the building started as fort of Sultan Hasanuddin... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
noviwre
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Makassar, Indonesia
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  • Excellent16%
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  • Average36%
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“dutch colonial” (12 reviews)
“worth a visit” (16 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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"learn history"
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"well taken care"
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"bahasa indonesia"
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"local guide"
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"visit this place"
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"losari beach"
in 18 reviews
"take pictures"
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"nice place"
in 9 reviews
"rotterdam"
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"era"
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"architecture"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fort is definitely worth seeing if you're interested in history. It's hundreds of years old, but still in really good shape. There is a museum inside, but the price for expats is more than for Indonesian residents (which annoys me!). You can also be...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Rotterdam is a very interesting place to see with a history back to the Portuguese & Dutch occupations. There is also information about the local Bugis & Gowan etc people... worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the place..conserve quite well...need to consider to open few spaces for Food and beverage outlets (proper one)

Thank poly_only
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's located 800 meters away from Losari. Once you got into the gate, you're gonna see the range of Dutch / colonial style. Too bad that some of the descriptions are in Indonesian. But there's a guide speaking English..or of course we can just search...More

Thank Rangga P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I gone there on May-June for the MIWF or Makassar International Writer Festival. Good to see the Literature activities such as workshop, writing class, and sharing session with writers from many places.

Thank Nabilaprames
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Boring to say the least. Nothing to look at. Old building left to decay with little protection from the government. The entrance guards ask for money to all tourists, despite sitting under a sign that says free entrance.

Thank Tungky
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

if you visit losari, you will find Rotterdam ford easily, at Rotterdam you will find the history of Makassar kingdom . but the don't have a local guide for help us to understand the history. but you still can enjoy the place

Thank citraindah
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

When you visit Makasar, fort rottherdam is compulsary on the list. No price sign when you enter but the security will happy if you give the money. Since we are in group, one of tour guide offering his service and his said the price is...More

Thank Yuliana Y
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Debbie M
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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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