Museum Benteng Vredeburg

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Jalan Jenderal Ahmad Yani, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Fort Vredenburg Feb 20, 2011
Museum Benteng Vredeburg or Fort Vredeburg Museum is an old fort built by the Dutch Yogyakarta during the VOC Colonial in the 18th century. The historical place is located just across the Gedung Agung and the famous Sultan's Palace: Kraton. It is walking distance from the famous shopping center of Malioboro Street.

The old fort is still well maintained. You can see inside the museum the miniature of Indonesian historical and important moments before and after the independence in 1945.

The place is also provide you with the information center and also the hot spot area. Going there is very cheap, as other museums in Indonesia, only IDR 2000 or less than USD 0.30. You can not miss this historical place when you are in Yogyakarta.
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The Historical Museum in Malioboro, Yogyakarta Sep 11, 2011
This place was built during Dutch colonial time in Yogyakarta in 1760s, originally served as fortress. The building was then used as museum in late 1980s. . It is located in the edge of Malioboro street, in front of the presidential palace. If you are tourist and staying in the hotels area like Dagen or Pejaksen, the museum is within 15-20 minutes walking distance. On the way, you might as well step by to Mirota Batik, one souvenir shop in the middle of Malioboro, and take a copy of the free map to figure out the orientation.

Inside this museum complex, there are 4 diorama sections, almost all of them telling histories of Indonesia, particularly Yogyakarta, before, during, and after the independence time (1945). Besides the dioramas and their historical stories, visitors can wander around and explore the upper level of the ex-fort. The view now is the street-side kiosks. Interior of the museum is a bit dark, though the inner part of dioramas are sufficiently lightened up. There are few other objects besides dioramas, such as the antique printing machine, the old typing machine, duplicates of the national heroes uniform, and old weapons. It was quite a quiet place when I was there (perhaps because it’s still around 9 AM), and the building itself gave the calm sensation of one antique space. There are small cafe and museum shop, and in certain days there are exhibitions (topics and schedules are posted near entrance). Free wifi is available (though I didn’t test it).

Entry fee for one adult is Rp. 2000,- (Sept 2011, ... though some websites’ information was Rp. 750,-), which is cheap, considering one liter mineral water costs > Rp.3000,-. Opening hour 8 AM to 16 PM (Tue-Fri), and 8 AM to 17 PM (Sat-Sun), closed on Mondays.

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