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Fort Rotterdam

Address: Penghibur Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Makassar
Type: Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks

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Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A leisurely visit to this place with adequate time to browse through the artefacts and displays in the Galigo Museum will take about 2 hours at least. I went twice, once in Nov 2014 and once in Feb 2015. The museum admission costs a token sum of 5000 rupiah. I learnt the meaning of the red words at the Losari... More 

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Austin, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Fort is interesting but there are few english descriptions of what you are seeing. I was reading wikitravel but that is not enough to understand what you are looking at and how it impacted Makassar over the years. We found a local guide who spoke very good english. He not only explained the buildings, history and events, but also... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Nice site, ideal for an afternoon stroll, and quite fun with several local students taking pictures with you and asking to practice their english for a few sentences.

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Moordrecht
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Nice old dutch fort. The two museums in there were not so interesting. It's nice for a short visit. It's a pity you can't get inside the houses, except for the buildings with the museums.

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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285 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
16 helpful votes 16 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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