Fort Amsterdam, Ambon

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  • It is here that the Dutch stored spices, before transporting them to their ports. And the place has kept a kind of magic, we perceive the need for guards of the VOC to maintain an effective defensive system. At the same time, it is important to remember that the soldiers who lived there had little hope of return home: it is estimated that after three years, few members of the garrison could survive in tropical and other diseases besides English attacks those of the Ceramois, neighbors never submitted, or those of the insurgent tribes! Seen on those places that have not changed parts of the history of the country.
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  • If you have some time to kill, for example waiting for a plane, is not useless to go see this fort. However the journey from Ambon is still long (approx. 1 hours 20 by scooter). It is a well preserved/restored building, with a lovely view of the canal that he had to protect. Unfortunately there is no explanation in English on its history or importance. It is located on the fringes of a picturesque village, Hila.
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  • Magnificent fortresses, unique culture, a traditional game of disangkut pautkan with it mystical, also the last one is the sea that lies around it clean and clear. Bamboo game crazy takes us on an unforgettable experience. Discussion of the sea are also quite interesting where clean and crystal clear sea makes us able to see directly the coral and fish swim without diving. Hmm so want actual nyebur
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  • It's a blast from the past, a heritage of Dutch colonialism. Its size is small for a VOC fortress, not sure if this was a light house or small fortress. No official tourist guide was present. Be sure to sign the guestbook and leave donation to help them maintain the building.
  • The fort is fine. There are many in this part of Indonesia. Remember to sign the book and leave a donation. The best part for me was the ride there. I hired a scooter in Ambon and rode around the west coast road. Really beautiful ride and lots of waving to friendly locals. Only took a couple of hours.
  • a well-preserved building originating from the VOC's occupation of Ambon Island
  • Nice place recently renovated. Very good sight of the strait between Ceram and Ambon. The seashore is not nice and I wouldn't suggest to go there for swimming. We had some difficulties in finding a bemo to get back to Ambon on Sunday afternoon
  • Oh my gosh.. This place so old and awesome. And amazing with the history too.. I don't know why..when I stand in the corner of 3rd floor and see the sea.. I feel so sad.. *may be because I am hungry 😂😂😂
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