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Fort Rotterdam

Penghibur Street | -5. 133966, 119. 405637, Makassar, Indonesia
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Makassar
Type: Architectural Buildings
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Willemstad
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The museum in the fort is allright, but the fort itselve is not very interesting. If you have to stay in Makassar it is quite OK to go and visit.

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Budapest, Hungary
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

They charge now for the visit in the museum. I am not sure if you really are obliged to pay the entrance fee at the Fort itself ;)

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Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
46 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

You had to pay to see what? I found it pretty boring and a lot of the info was not in English, although some randomly was.

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Terrigal, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

On entry there is a donation charge. You can get a guide if you wish. The fort is laid out with various buildings and ramparts. Heaps of fun to explore and talk with people. I was so lucky as there was a traditional dance festival and it was so entertaining and the dancers were very friendly

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A 'nice to have' visit, I would say. Do not expect to much because this is just another Dutch building in Indonesia. Long time ago, it was used for Dutch defense area, also there is a prison and hole for torturing inmates. It was cheap, only around Rp10.000-Rp 15.000. Wear comfy shoes and bring your camera for taking photos, it... More

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Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This fort is just as uninteresting as Makassar. You pay what you like at the gate (normally 10.000/person). Spend that money on something else unless you love dutch history (or if you are dutch).

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Fort Rotterdam is a very well preserved historical site but it's biggest drawcard is that you get to meet many friendly Indonesians on holiday.

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São Paulo
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

if you have a couple of hours to spare, fort rotterdam is a good window in the history of Sulawesi and the dutch invasion.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The building architectural is still like in the old days, but many of modern stuff like Air Conditioner outdoor that place around the building, and make it just like ordinary building. The best Fort in Asia, I guess they must learn the building conservation like Fort Santiago in Intramuros Manila..

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I am not fond of history... most buildings was renovated. The fort is only the front part where not much left. There is museum in there [did not visit] The centre building was the church, which has been changed functionally

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