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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. Plan your Fort Rotterdam visit and explore what else you can see and do in Makassar using our Makassar vacation planner.
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  • But nothing special, relaxing on the lawn. Hard sell of the poor kid is annoying. Local couple, having slowly.
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  • With our travel company I visited Fort Rotterdam at high speed. A visit to the museum was not; though we visited an exhibit space with scale model of the whole. After half an hour we left again with a somewhat disappointing feeling.
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  • Tempatnya keren, guidenya juga ok kalau bisa ada guide anak muda juga. Dekat pantai sama dekat dengan hotel. Akses masuk ke benteng juga gak ribet. 
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  • The fortress it self is well maintain but the museum is lack of charm and collection, creative and english comunity student manage to get space for weekly gathering inside. Dont expect much, better googling on Tropenmuseum to get story of this charming fortress.
  • Explore the city of Makassar - South Sulawasi, take your time to stop at this historic fort. Full of mystery and history of the struggle Indonesian People. The Museums and buildings are still keep maintained. You can ask Local Guide to be with you to explain the Fort Rotterdam
  • Has a large historical meaning in the struggle against the enemy... Too bad the place is not well preserved by the local government...
  • Fort Rotterdam is a fort built in Makassar on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. It was captured by the Dutch in 1667 and became a center of Dutch colonial power in Sulawesi. Following the Java War (1825–1830), Javanese prince, and now national hero, Diponegoro was imprisoned in the fort following his exile to Makassar in 1830 until his death in 1855.[1] It was also used as a Japanese prisoner of war camp in World War II. There are several modest museum exhibitions in various rooms in the Fort. Various local publications about South Sulawesi may also be purchased from a bookstore at the Fort
  • Historic castle i like the Indonesian community gatherings being done there. No ticket needed for entrance.