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Fort Rotterdam

Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Instagramable Place!

This fort is an old fort which reminds on the Dutch Colonial settlement in Makassar. However, there... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Elton H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fort Rotterdam in 15 minutes

We went there on the recommendation of or there users which said: a place to visit. I will be very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yurrian v
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Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This fort is an old fort which reminds on the Dutch Colonial settlement in Makassar. However, there are lots of places / corners around this Fort Rotterdam that you can shoot a nice instagram photo!

Thank Elton H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there on the recommendation of or there users which said: a place to visit. I will be very short and just say that it is not a must to visit. It's an old fort from the Dutch when they colonised Indonesia. The buildings...More

Thank Yurrian v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Benteng (=fort) Rotterdam is a dutch fort from the 17th century. It had been well restored and is now very much worth visiting. First, make a walk around the complex on the walls; next visit the musea. The explanatory signs are mostly also in English....More

Thank AndrevdM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most important Dutch colonial legacy in Celebes is perhaps the Fort Rotterdam. It is worth to have a quick look to the colonial building located very close to the Paotere harbor and the Losari Beach. The Sultan Hassanuddin statue stands in front of the...More

Thank Andresguia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Museum for Netherland's History in Makassar including Museum of Galigo in one location, it is located in front of Port of Makassar at Jalan Ujung Pandang.

Thank Asep H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suppose I was expecting a real fort & this was more like a large monastery with a church in the middle of a huge quadrangle with covered walks. The only evidence of the old 16th century fort was the outer walls & it was...More

1  Thank bella c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The complex houses a museum about South Sulawesi, the traditional weapons as well as La Galigo an epic of Bugis. The colonial complex is huge and it is good for photo shoots. Outside the complex you can find many street food vendors.

1  Thank wahyuni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Makassar is not a tourist destination and seems to operate in a very relaxed manner. We made the effort to go down to the old fort and enjoyed seeing the fort (which is quite large). There is a small museum that had a selection (if...More

Thank wstokes1965
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I like itu the interior, the design ia very unique , the place was a history place in Makassar, inside of the Fort you can see many things about Makassar, the goverment have a good Maintenance foto this building.

Thank robert7919
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The fort itself wasn't that interesting in my opinion but it was nice to see. You make a "donation" when you enter the fort but really it can be anything - we only had 1600 RP (and big notes) and they gladly accepted that. What...More

Thank Sara H
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Debbie M
23 March 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