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Address: Penghibur Street, Makassar, Indonesia
Phone Number: 0411321305
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Just as the rest od Makassar city, Fort Rotterdam might be more attractive. Well preserved walls hide a museum (entrance fee for foreigners 10000 IDR), part od which is described... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
JoannaSylwia
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to pay a "voluntary" sum to get in... And then paid Rp 40,000 to go into a museum that is not taken care of and it was so dark with no lighting at all. A total waste of time. It's really pointless.

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just as the rest od Makassar city, Fort Rotterdam might be more attractive. Well preserved walls hide a museum (entrance fee for foreigners 10000 IDR), part od which is described in Indonesian only. In the part to the left from the entrance the fascinating story of the city is made available for English speakers too. Sadly no leaflets, no historical... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can imagine the Dutch trying to live in the muggy and hot environment that is Makassar! There is even a church. Defensive walls are up to 6 feet + wide. Lots of buildings. The museum is worth going in at least for a glimpse of Makassar past.

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Thank 6windows
Bandung, Indonesia
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117 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Fort was fantastic, I realy love visit this place, clean and nice architectural, you can learn a lot at The Museum and also La Galigo museum. My kiddos is very happy don't forget to looking some local guide to accompany you to enjoy this Fort. He will explain everything about this fort and give you a lot information.

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Thank AriHuniarto
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Admire Makassar and its great history from visiting this site. Suggest to hire more guides. Suggest to clear up the small restaurant in front the fort. Clean the beach too.

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Thank Telly F
Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your English speaking you will need an English speaking guide as all the literature was in another language. To me it was more of a history museum.

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Thank AU_floWer
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I think I was the only western tourist they had ever seen I got surrounded by school Kids wanting to practice there English but it was good fun. If your in makassar you should check this place out they had a market on that was interesting.

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Thank Sean C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Fort Rotterdam was not very interesting. There is not much to see and I would not recommend you going there unless you have a lot of time to spend in Makassar.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

The place looks good and is worth a short visit. Nothing too special but nice to see. In contrast to the city the place is well maintained and clean.

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Thank Nicky K
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This was a really enjoyable visit. However, we want on a Sunday and there were a lot of students who wanted to interview me to practice English. Also, a lot of locals who want pictures with westerners. Better to say you don't speak English so you can enjoy the place in peace.

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