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Fort Rotterdam

Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Great maintained place of history

The environment is so nice....so green Makes u feel comfortable The area is not so big... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
List S
Surabaya, Indonesia
via mobile
Well-Preserved Fort

Fort Rotterdam is a 17th-century fort in Makassar on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. It is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Danny T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The environment is so nice....so green Makes u feel comfortable The area is not so big actually So only need 30 minustes walking around U can find Pangeran Diponegoro'jail here.. If u like history...u shud go here Its free...just if u need guide...the cost is...More

Thank List S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Rotterdam is a 17th-century fort in Makassar on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. It is a Dutch fort built on top of an existing fort of the Gowa Kingdom. There is no entrance fee to the fort; just a token of appreciation via...More

Thank Danny T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The building are well kept and maintained but even there was a sign free enter, the guards will ask you to give “charity” money. They will not ask you certain numbers, but they will accept anything that you give. Nothing to see tough, they turn...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Spent a morning strolling around the old Dutch fort and surprised to find it in such good condition plus immaculately kept lawns and grounds. You register when entering and are then asked for a small donation and then look around at your own pace. Nice...More

Thank occibx
Reviewed 4 January 2018

in the morning not really much to see, but it often utilized to held such event in the afternoon/night

Thank RyanLie
Reviewed 1 January 2018

One of the prime tourist sites of Makassar. The fort is strategically located to protect any invasion from land or sea. The forts design/shape is similar to other Dutch forts such as Galle Dutch Fort. Entrance is free (although you have to register and the...More

Thank IftekharA-Sep2016
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

This place is remarkable with the historical feature.. first, this place war built by the Dutch to secure the trade and area.. Not much to see unless you are a photography enthusiast My recommendation, please becarefull on rainy season, the lime stone is covered by...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

It's located not far from pantai Losari, not much too see but i love the athmosphere around... rewind back to Dutch collonial age,

Thank Edi P
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I super excited when I first time visit this fort in Makassar. Not only because the building is still well-maintained, but also the history behind this fort. I learn so much about Diponegoro and La Galigo in this fort. Just try to hire a guide...More

Thank Atre7
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

I've been to Amsterdam and saw the VOC Headquarter right in front the Amsterdam Centraal Train Station. Then I am thinking about this fort. Named after the Rotterdam city, this fort share the same collonial era glorious day. I love the architecture of this fortress...More

Thank Radvrich R
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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