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“Fort Rotterdam”
Review of Fort Rotterdam

Fort Rotterdam
Ranked #3 of 41 things to do in Makassar
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Fort Rotterdam”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

This is nice place to visit.. BUT there having a concert and product promotion program in front of the main entrance of this Fort... I wonder the local authorities, private sector and the local communities not appreciate the historical values of this Fort.. It is a shame...

Visited February 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • Dutch first
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Innisfil, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
245 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Fort Rotterdam”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Restored and renovated buildings with very little content other than to see how the Dutch laid out their fortifications. The museums had good replica boats. It's of more interest to get your guide to talk about the Dutch colonial period and the horrible way the natives were treated.

** Bathroom facilities are Eastern style.

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

It's gives an interesting insight into the history of Dutch settlement in Makassar. Not large and the museum is informative.

Visited January 2013
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Balikpapan, Indonesia
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A historic place”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

We visited on dec'12 the entrance is free, but if you sign in when you enter the museum staff will ask you to donate. The fort it self is nice with old building inside it.
clean and well maintainance you can take nice picture of beach view from the top of the fort.

Visited December 2012
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Makassar, Indonesia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
““A historic place to go in Makassar Indonesia””
Reviewed January 15, 2013

The fort have fews buildings, built when the Dutch was in Indonesia hundreds years ago. From the high, the camp just like a turtle in front of Makassar Beach. Now, it using for museums, and art centre. Sometimes used for art festivals, the locals, modern, national or international one. We proud to have the fort in Makassar. We can take hundreds picture with beautiful old building as a background. It tell us the historic meaning of Sultan Hasanuddin as a hero of South Celebes also. But I think the Governoor should think about the maintenance and build more restroom (toilets!) for people who visit the Fort

Visited August 2012
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