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Address: Penghibur Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Best Historical Place in Makassar

I visited this place with my pupils, there are much historical information here. and i really happy found there are some foreign taught English Language to the children and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I visited this place with my pupils, there are much historical information here. and i really happy found there are some foreign taught English Language to the children and teenager who wants to learn for free. the area is so wide. good atmosphere, and kind staff. they provided tour guide and u have to pay them maybe for several hour.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

There was a very loud culinair competition going on when we visited. Spoiled the entire historic atmosphere. I agree that using historical sites is fine to keep them relevant beyond tourism. Just feel unlucky this time it spoiled my visit.

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Remembering the impact of Dutch colonization is important in Makassar, both to locals and foreign tourists. Exhibits are modest; be prepared by having done some online research beforehand and enjoy the old buildings and spaces. Sad to say, it was also used as a prisoner-of-war camp in WWII.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Especially interesting for Dutch people. Museums are not related to the fort and don't have valuable collections but it is fun to see the fort from the inside as well.

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Malang, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

From Malang i already plan to visi this fort rotterdam. Guided my rent car and great driver. No ticket entry here, not modern and complete castle. You can see museum from diponegoro history. Souvenir is sale in this fort rotterdam. Just make us understanding about history.

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Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It was my second time going to Fort Rotterdam. The place is neat and great for taking photos. My sister really enjoyed her time looking at the things at the La Galigo Museum.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

When you enter fort Rotterdam you are asked to make a donation (amount is free of choice), we found this a bit strange as all locations we visited in Indonesia so far had a standard entrance fee. Insight you see the old building which is quite nice. Also, there are two little museums. One of the museums does not provide... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The colonial history here is integral to Makassar and its heroes. A visit to teh well maintained museum keeps you engrossed in its origins and developing history. Worth a visit

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a fort, built during the Dutch colonial in Indonesia, hundred years ago. The place is still looking good and maintained. And it is free. A must visit place in Makassar

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Makassar, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Fort Rotterdam is a fort built in Makassar on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. It was captured by the Dutch in 1667 and became a center of Dutch colonial power in Sulawesi. Following the Java War (1825–1830), Javanese prince, and now national hero, Diponegoro was imprisoned in the fort following his exile to Makassar in 1830 until his death... More 

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