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“Fun” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Rotterdam

Fort Rotterdam
Penghibur Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Makassar
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Makassar
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“Fun”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I like to spend an evening in this place, it is fun to enjoy the public space and the yard inside especially when we're up to the wall and wait for sunset

Visited August 2013
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“Overrated tourist spot”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Much to my surprise, the fort was not as I expected. The place really needs to be properly maintained and governed.

Do note that there are NO Entrance fee. The guard will basically ask for a donation. Whether its for the fort or himself, only he knows.

Has two museums which was basically the highlight of the experience. Tickets are around 10,000 perhead for foreigners and 5,000 for locals.

Rubbish basically his everywhere, as the locals do not appreciate how amazing this place could be.

Overall a sad experience for me as a fan of all things old.

Visited September 2013
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makassar
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“One of the preserve historical building in Makassar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Makassar left very view historical site as the citizen and government didn't manage it well. So for people who like history and culture, should come here. Yes there is a donation when you fill in the guestbook, you can pay for only Rp. 5000 or more if you want. Inside if you want to entrance the museum then there will be another entrance fee and you get the booklet of what inside.
Come in the morning if you want to take the shot of bright sky or in sunset time for the ambience.

Visited October 2012
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Nottingham England
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“Pricing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Be aware that the donation you are asked for at the gate is not the enterance fee for the museum which is extra.

Visited August 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“A bunch of old walls and empty buildings”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Unless it's the only "old" think you'll ever see in your life, don't bother with Fort Rotterdam. It's an old walled set of buildings painted in yellow and red. There were four paintings in the "museum" which took 1 second to view and for which they wanted to charge us 10,000 Rp each. The security guards asked us for a "donation".

Visited August 2013
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