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Benteng Van der Wijck, Kebumen

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Reviews
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  • This colonial building provide a best place for taking pictures. You can find beautiful background for your pictures.  more »
  • Great visit to trace back our great history about the occupation of Dutch. The great history of prince Diponegoro who fought heroically to protect our right  more »
  • Despite that the area of this fort was being heavily commercialized, its still nice to see that one of the building from the early era of colonization was still standing. but for me, rather than the g...  more »
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  • The fort is big but a bit dirty and need maintenance. The playing area and hotel around the fort don't fit with the fort. The fort is historical building, it should be preserved
  • Old fort. Part of the historical years of Java War (1825-1830), one of the biggest war the Dutch have to fight in Nederland-Indie. Worth to visit, but they need more interesting way to tell the tale of the fort, especially for student visitor.
  • Another historical place of Indonesia. It is an octagonal-shaped fortress which id built by the Dutch during Netherlands-Indie era. The fort was built with bricks up to the roof so it is so strong that they can put a railway around the edge of the roof (I don't know if it is built back then or later). Too bad the building is not well maintained, it is presented as empty as it is, no informative signs, displays or dioramas to explain about the historical moments of the fort it self. It is more of a recreational area nowadays with one mini train brings visitors go around seeing the scenery from the roof top, children playground, music stage, foodcourt, swimming pool etc.
  • This is a historical building but they decorate it like a amusement park.
  • The building had historic meaning