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Fort Rotterdam

Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Well preserved

Ancient history place that was well taken care of, remind us how this country were under the Dutch... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
afternoon strolling to fort rotterdam

a worthy place to visit in the afternoon whenever you find yourself in Makassar. Well maintained... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ancient history place that was well taken care of, remind us how this country were under the Dutch conqueror years back. Great for photo taking and we loved the museum area. Love it.

Thank henryquinn67886
Reviewed 1 week ago

a worthy place to visit in the afternoon whenever you find yourself in Makassar. Well maintained but sadly I still could find some trash in there :(

Thank anneqiranne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Rotterdam was really great for me to see as a South Africa due to our countries shared colonial history. We have a small area in Cape Town named after it! The fort is in good condition and has a small museum inside which has...More

Thank KateyHiggs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I often come here just to relax and enjoy the building, not much too see but i love the athmosphere around... rewind back to Dutch Koloniaal age.. well, nice to take pic too.. :D afternoon here would be nice..

Thank Figo V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Before we entrance the place we need to report ourself in the security post. There is not no contribution fee but the security ask for money still he said "seiklasnya" the place is nice but there is no information or story behind the place otherwise...More

Thank Annissa N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Rotterdam is a Dutch koloniaal remainder. As you are in Makassar, go and visit it, but do not spend too much time there. Not much to see, and the museum is very ancient. Don't be fooled by the guard who speaks Nederlands. He does...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The complex was okay. The museum is alright too. Only it was not comfort, as I sweated all the time. The airconditioning inside the museum was not cold at all. It is a pity, as the content of the museum could be more enjoyable if...More

Thank Riderofhteclouds
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The location of this prop near beach area..I suggest you come here at the afternoon, not too hot...great light for take picture...you can feel the ambience of good old fort when you walk around the area. If you know about prince Diponegoro, you can feel...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The Fort is a legacy from the Dutch colonial era, rich with history. Free entrance, you only need to put in your name in the guest list. There is toilet available, with acceptable cleanliness. Outside in the parking lot, there are some hawkers that sells...More

Thank Grant S
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Nice fort with a nice slice of Dutch history. The fort is very well maintained and is full of local tourists (who are very willing to take pictures with you if you are a foreigner).

Thank ChronicMike
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Debbie M
23 March 2015|
Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Debbie the fort is in the central area, near the sea/boardwalk. Its not far from the ships from memory, in any case getting around Makassar is very easy by taxi or the minivan buses which run fixed routes around town. I... More