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Fort Rotterdam

Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Dutch legacy

This is one of the few remnants of Dutch history remaining in Makassar. It's in reasonably good... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Singapore, Singapore
historical place to be seen in Makassar

This place is the old heritage building. Long time ago, the name was fort in Ujung Pandang (the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the few remnants of Dutch history remaining in Makassar. It's in reasonably good condition and seems to be a popular place with locals on the weekend. There's not really too much to see, and a quick walk around is sufficient. The...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is the old heritage building. Long time ago, the name was fort in Ujung Pandang (the city name before it changed to Makassar). Located near the Losari Beach and seaport, this place is easy to get. Clean and quite. Note: you need to...More

Thank pennyseptina
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I payed a student guide 100000idr and he knew alot about the place so i thought it was interesting walking around the museums. A little too many daggers on display though. After a while not super interesting.

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is closed to the beach and police office..the place is unique but dirty and still under construction at that time..the rest room is dirty and poor..

Thank JRudyST
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this fort in the middle of my business trip, I was quite intrigued about this fort especially after reading and seeing some photos shown here. So off I went. Upon arrival at the main gate, I was guided to the small guard office where...More

Thank rinieva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OK, the security guard at the entrance asked for "a donation", then we arrive at the museum entrance and have to buy a ticket. A foreigners ticket is twice the price of a local ticket, but I understand that locals should be encouraged to visit....More

Thank MrandMrsNomad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free to enter. Museums are 20,000 to enter. One ticket for both museums. No sign posts or information to explain function of fort or individual buildings. Museums are ok, good info about the history of area and people but not the fort. Busy with locals...More

Thank Eleanor108
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Actually not so many things in this museum but you can have an info for tribes in south celebes like Toraja and Bugis

Thank Endah M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This fort is an old fort which reminds on the Dutch Colonial settlement in Makassar. However, there are lots of places / corners around this Fort Rotterdam that you can shoot a nice instagram photo!

Thank Elton H
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We went there on the recommendation of or there users which said: a place to visit. I will be very short and just say that it is not a must to visit. It's an old fort from the Dutch when they colonised Indonesia. The buildings...More

Thank Yurrian v
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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