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Fort Rotterdam

Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Old Dutch fortress

This is an old Dutch fortress converted into a museum. The museum is full of pieces from the local... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
aerosid
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Ballarat, Australia
Morning visit to fort Rotterdam

Lovely old place. A quiet spot in this busy city. The museum is well worth a visit. We were lucky... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2018
Karen W
via mobile
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Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an old Dutch fortress converted into a museum. The museum is full of pieces from the local culture and history of South Sulawesi.

Thank aerosid
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Lovely old place. A quiet spot in this busy city. The museum is well worth a visit. We were lucky enough to meet some university students who kindly walked round with us explaining and chatting as we went. A lovely experience.

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Theres so many cars inside the fort.. So annoying.. Its so crowded in Sunday.. So many activities held on every terrace in every building.. It can be the better place if the management can do more to maintain this fort.. But overall the fort is...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Nice colonial place to walk around and feel the old days. The walls are nice and there is always a lot of people enjoying. Entrance is kinda free, just need to pay a donation which is very good!

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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

The environment is so nice....so green Makes u feel comfortable The area is not so big actually So only need 30 minustes walking around U can find Pangeran Diponegoro'jail here.. If u like history...u shud go here Its free...just if u need guide...the cost is...More

Thank List S
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

Fort Rotterdam is a 17th-century fort in Makassar on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. It is a Dutch fort built on top of an existing fort of the Gowa Kingdom. There is no entrance fee to the fort; just a token of appreciation via...More

Thank Danny T
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Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

The building are well kept and maintained but even there was a sign free enter, the guards will ask you to give “charity” money. They will not ask you certain numbers, but they will accept anything that you give. Nothing to see tough, they turn...More

Thank agnesn2017
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Reviewed January 14, 2018

Spent a morning strolling around the old Dutch fort and surprised to find it in such good condition plus immaculately kept lawns and grounds. You register when entering and are then asked for a small donation and then look around at your own pace. Nice...More

Thank occibx
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

in the morning not really much to see, but it often utilized to held such event in the afternoon/night

Thank RyanLie
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

One of the prime tourist sites of Makassar. The fort is strategically located to protect any invasion from land or sea. The forts design/shape is similar to other Dutch forts such as Galle Dutch Fort. Entrance is free (although you have to register and the...More

Thank IftekharA-Sep2016
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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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