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Address: Penghibur Street, Makassar, Indonesia

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Interesting architecture & history

Ok, it's not going to blow you away but it's a nice way to spend an hour. If you read your guidebook before you go in, you don't really need the services of the overpriced... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Phuket Town, Thailand
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
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Phuket Town, Thailand
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ok, it's not going to blow you away but it's a nice way to spend an hour. If you read your guidebook before you go in, you don't really need the services of the overpriced guides who hover around the entrance, nor do you need to pay extra to go inside the 'museum'. I've never thought how it would feel... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A well presented historical site, we went into the museum inside and had a guided tour of the Fort. The guide spoke excellent english, and gave an in depth history of all facets of the fort. well worth the visit.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Like : The Dutch looking beautiful yellow building. Dislike :They shouldn't use the place to do event at the peaceful looking building. Too crowed with locals and hardly have place to move.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

i've been in makassar only for couple of hours, so i visited this fort, it was amazing for me, to see this beautiful fort. cuz in jakarta we couldnt find this kind of fort anymore, the place is so strategic along the streets. wish i could go back and visit this fort again

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Obviously a well-loved landmark, worth seeing to appreciate the history. I just loved seeing and holding an Iguana!

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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

You can learn some history of South Sulawesi in the museum, only if you speak Indonesian. There are few English descriptions of what you are seeing. If you are not fond of history, don't bother to visit. The buildings are sober and the cleanliness is poor. The weather is very hot, fortunately air conditioners inside the museum are working fine.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

even though this fort is one of the most visited place in Makassar. but actually it is not that good. it has historical value of course, compared to other forts in Indonesia the building is not that good. nonetheless, it has a very large area and nice museum. so, you can learn Makassar and south sulawesi better. and it is... More 

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Jakarta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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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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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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Address: Address: Penghibur Street, Makassar, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sulawesi  >  South Sulawesi  >  Makassar

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