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Address: Penghibur Street, Makassar, Indonesia

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not that clean

need improvement on the cleanliness. it's actually a historical site, it should be cleaned often. you can take cool pictures from the top part of the fort.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Jakarta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

need improvement on the cleanliness. it's actually a historical site, it should be cleaned often. you can take cool pictures from the top part of the fort.

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Malaysia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This place reflects good history but surrounding is not attractive enough for visitors except for nice landscape which is good background for taking photos. Clean museum and surroundings.

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Mandurah, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Fort Rotterdam is a very interesting historic site in Makassar City on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. The site is very well laid out and easy to navigate. An interesting museum but quite steep stairs to get to the upper levels. Put aside some time to have a thorough loom through. Worthwhile to walk up the steps outside to... More 

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Darwen, UK
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Please make the effort to visit this fort. This fort is a very fine example of forts of that era I know that it will only take 15 minutes to see the place but it is worth it. I am saying this as it under visited and it deserves more.

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Helsinki, Finland
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32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The area is not too big and can easily been seen without a guide in ten minutes. With 150.000/person you can attend to both museums and especially the other was an interesting opportunity to update your knowledge regarding to Indonesian cultural heritage and learn more. As during the day it gets really hot outside is also good to know that... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

most visitors don't care about cleanliness of the place, trash everywhere, gravity everywhere, ...it was so sad and annoying to see that.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited Fort Rotterdam on a sunny and hot day. The buildings are sober and not very glamorous, in typical Dutch Protestant style. We paid extra to get into the museum but not much was to be seen there on one side, the opposite site (use the same ticket) was much better.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The museum at the fort is very interesting. There are actually two museums, the main museum on the South side and a smaller museum on the North side. Plan on spending an hour or two and make sure to check out the corners of the fort.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

As a foreign visitor I was charged IDR10,000 per entry. Very cheap. The facade of the fort was imposing as seen from outwards. The old and damp wall surrounding the area exudes its authenticity. However, the seemingly modern buildings (assigned in alphabetical identification) within the fort are actually offices for staff. Only 4 2-storey blocks are assigned specifically for the... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A remnant of the dutch colony in Makassar. The museum exhibits is quite interesting. Recommended for photographer as the fort is quite beautiful.

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