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Fort Rotterdam

Address: Penghibur Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Makassar
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Interesting buildings and the air conditioned building provided relief during the hottest time I'd the day

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Port Fairy, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Full of school students but a good overview of the local history and culture. Its a pity only one side of the museum has English comments on the displays. One visit enought to see it all.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

this place would be nice to those who really love history i guess...nothing interesting,but its free and it was just a short Beca ride from our hotel (Aston),so...since it is in the things to do list in Makassar,we gave it a try..

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Palm Bay, Florida
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512 reviews 512 reviews
283 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Walked over from our ship in the rain to Fort Rotterdam which was built in 1667 by the Dutch. There is no charge but you can give a donation. Worth a visit even though you can't enter most of the buildings.

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Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Liked : Museums, Old buildings, Cultural Attractions, Traditional Art Performances. Disliked : Nothing to be disliked.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

With such a rich history, one of the few tourist sites in Makassar is definitely worth a visit. You will be required to pay a 'donation' at the entrance with an additional fee for the museum. Most of the buildings within the precinct cannot be entered and you may be approached by numerous English students who need to interview foreigners... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

For the shake of history and a bit of knowledge for my son/daughter need to be aware of, I decided to introduce this fort to them, where honestly even me never revisiting this place during my many years of time there, I mean Makassar. Although almost nothing improve in it, my children and I truly want to appreciate the preservation... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

There were not many place to visit at makassar, so we came to the fort at noon. There was Pangeran (Prince) Diponegoro jail, but we can't go in. We visited the museum inside, and they collected entrance fee. Another rooms mostly locked, without any explanation or reason. So we only took some pictures then got out of this place.

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Timaru
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123 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

You may find that at Colombo, Sri Lanka, there's something almost identical to Fort Rotterdam. If done right, this Fort shall be like the one in Colombo for restoring the structure to its rightful place and housing commercially successful business. Here, the Fort has been used as a Research Centre and that it looks a bit tired from wear and... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I grew up nearby this fort. So memories of playing hide & seek & learnng to ride bicycle here are part of the nostalgia I have about tjis place. In objectivity, it is an interesting, well preserved example of Dutch modified defense fort...that can be found in various global Dutch colonial settlements. I visited a similar fort in Cape Town... More 

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