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Rich in history

Didn’t have a tour guide, because I went with school, the local explained the history to me. Very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Nice Place for History Buff

This is my favorite place to visit in almost every weekend. I will tell you what you can do in this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Makassar, Indonesia
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“dutch colonial”(12 reviews)
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Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Didn’t have a tour guide, because I went with school, the local explained the history to me. Very rich in history, after hearing tempted to read up more about this fort. Negative: 1) female toilet is locked, waited very long thinking that there is someone...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite place to visit in almost every weekend. I will tell you what you can do in this place. 1. You can enjoy the sunset on the fort. So, come in the afternoon. 2. It has Museum contains Sulawesi arts and history,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the tour around makassar city and visited the Fort Rotterdam.it is nice to visit because we can see the historical places of Dutch Colonization and some museums there.

Thank larsensteven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to see and no explanation of function of different buildings. However,well-maintained and no entrance fee (you are asked to make a donation). We went on a Sunday and it was wonderful to be allowed insight to how adults/children engage in leisure activities, attend...More

Thank Alex J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Other then local masjid, the place I’ve always visited when I travel is the historical place and museums; and this place is an interesting place I’ve ever visited; I believe the original version must be more interesting than the “modern” version as I feel like...More

Thank nove2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed August 19, 2018

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
Reviewed August 16, 2018

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
Reviewed August 15, 2018

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
Reviewed August 4, 2018

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

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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