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“dutch colonial”(12 reviews)
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Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Rotterdam was fabulous! Not just 1 fort, but it was a complex. Amd inside, they hade a museum of Sulawesi history. It was a fabulous museum,!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Samoa271
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here when it was raining and dark, and I could hardly see any of the exhibits inside. I had to actually use my flashlight from my phone to see. Also spoilt a little by the unrequested tour guide, who kept on explaining stuff...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DrAbdullahUTM
Reviewed February 18, 2019

a fortress in a Tropical area? Nothing you'd realy expect. Therefor it's worth coming here. well maintained. The best place is the wall to Harbour where you can catch the sunset.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank INKA97
Reviewed February 3, 2019

The main claim to fame for this fort is that it is one of the few remaining examples of European/Dutch architecture. The grounds are kept relatively neat, and there is a museum with some interesting artifacts. It is a point of interest in Makassar.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Mogarian
Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

Apparently the best preserved Fort in Indonesia - Originally started in the 16th century - They say free entry but your wallet will run hot due to the various entry charges ie Buildings are museums with various artefacts - Need to give “donation” also on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GrahamI355
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Makassar is a dump. Dont go, but if you do and you want to see something i guess this is the only thing available. The historical explanations inside the museum have been falsified and all is just sad. As a sole female traveller, do not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Simmie83
Reviewed December 25, 2018

First thing first, the entry to the fort is free. You can give the guard some pennies, the number is up to you. It is a well maintained fort from colonial era near the port. You can explore bastogne, garden, fortification and many others. There...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank budiagungsn
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

When I visited, there was no enterance fee requested. I think it is better to ask for enterance fee from visitors so the management gan use the money to improve the cleanliness of the site.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amis552
Reviewed December 1, 2018

It's a Dutch colonial fortress and still well maintain. A good example for good fortress architecture, they have a museum as well. I think, cleanliness could be more properly done

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Faisal S
Reviewed November 11, 2018

places to visit, parts of colonial history, places to go not far from hotels and interesting places to take photos

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dr_JusufKristianto
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Debbie M
March 23, 2015|
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