Fort Rotterdam, Makassar

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Visit Fort Rotterdam, a set of historical buildings. First built in 1545 in a mixture of stone and burnt clay, the fort was captured by the Dutch in 1667, becoming a strategic base for the colonial power in eastern Indonesia. Used as a prison by the Dutch and occupying Japanese forces during World War II, the fort now houses a museum detailing the complex history of conflict and contest in the region. It also serves as a well-preserved example of Dutch-era architecture. Make Fort Rotterdam a part of your Makassar vacation plans using our Makassar trip builder app .
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  • This is an old Dutch fortress converted into a museum. The museum is full of pieces from the local culture and history of South Sulawesi.  more »
  • The castle is a place or building roterdam Netherlands.. and variegated benda2 first yg we can see
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  • Lovely old place. A quiet spot in this busy city. The museum is well worth a visit. We were lucky enough to meet some university students who kindly walked round with us explaining and chatting as we ...  more »
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  • The place is clean and neat, but has nothing to see nor learn.. the museum was close at the open hour and we have to pay more to get in there.
  • A well preserved historical building from precolonial era. An icon of Makassar. There are good guides to walk you around and tell the story.
  • Need improvement programme to fill the building and maje people have more experience
  • Historical fort from colonial era, had been through many restoration, good for tourism destination, recreational activities, photo session or meeting place. There are many culinary options around it too.
  • Buid in The Colonial Era, and made with dutch people in european feel.

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