Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

VREDEBURG FORTRESS (Benteng Vredeburg) + MUSEUM

VREDEBURG MUSEUM

– All Details to Know About Vredeburg Fortress Museum –

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT VREDEBURG MUSEUM?

INDIES ARCHITECTURE
You are going to visit the classic dutch architecture building with nice park, nice pond and so many tree inside the fortress.

CHEAP
The entry ticket is very cheap, only Rp7500.

A FORTRESS & MUSEUM
It’s a fortress by designed.
You also can see the museum inside of fortress.

CLOSE TO OTHER TOURISM SITE
This place is close to other site. Such as BANK INDONESIA, MAIN POST OFFICEBNISULTAN PALACE, WATER CASTLE, UNDERGROUND MOSQUE, SONOBUDOYO MUSEUM, BERINGHARJO MARKET and MALIOBORO STREET.
You can combine to visit these place.

A Bridge of Vredeburg Fort Museum

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WHAT IS THE STORY?

VREDEBURG MUSEUM HISTORY:

In 1760 after developing of the new Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat, the Dutch governor of North Java coast Nicolaas Harting ask a fort to be built in Yogyakarta.

The barracks was built on a plot provided by Sultan Hamengkubuwono I, the first fort was a simple wooden fort with four bastion. Later in 1767 the fortress was extended and converted into a more permanent structure under supervision of a Dutch architect Frans Haak. After its finished in 1787 the fort was named Fort Rustenburg (“Resting fort” in Dutch).

Vredeburg Dutch Indies Building

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On 1867 the old fort was destroyed by an earthquake. The fort was rebuilt and renamed Fort Vredeburg, which in Dutch language means “Peace fort” due to peaceful co-existence of the fort and the Kraton of the Sultan.

Vredeburg Fortress

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Later in 1942, during the Japanese occupation of Indonesia, the fortress was took over by the Japanese army and made into the army’s headquarters and war prison. After the Japanese left in 1945, Fort Vredeburg served the Indonesian Army as military command post, barracks and prison for suspected members.

Vredeburg Fortress Garden

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WHERE IS VREDEBURG MUSEUM LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Downtown of Yogyakarta.

MAP OF VREDEBURG FORTRESS MUSEUM:

HOW TO GET TO VREDEBURG INDIES BUILDING?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is a cheap public transport to get there. Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 4,000. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop/shelter of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Beteng Vredeburg halte (SO 1 Maret halte) or Main Post Office halte (halte Kantor Pos Besar), and then take a walk to the building. Ask to the operator if you still confused.
Operator will glad to give information. 🙂

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 1A – Stop in Beteng Vredeburg Shelter (SO 1 Maret halte)
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 1A or 2A – Stop in Beteng Vredeburg Shelter
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Pojok Beteng Wetan Shelter
then please take Route 2B – Stop in Kantor Pos Besar Shelter
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Beteng Vredeburg Shelter

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 am until 9:30 pm.

Vredeburg Museum in The Night

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HOW MUCH IT COST?

ENTRANCE FEE TICKET:
IDR 7,500

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT VREDEBURG MUSEUM?

OPENING HOURS:
Tuesday – Sunday
7.30 A.M – 4.00 P.M

*) Monday closed

A Cafe inside of Vredeburg

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OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There are strong signal for your smartphone.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet

*) Better bring your own pocket tissue.

GET A BIG PICTURE ABOUT VREDEBURG FORTRESS & MUSEUM ON VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzip6Bmdaj4

GRAND EVENT ON THE VREDEBURG MUSEUM:

Vredeburg Fair (12-17 October 2018)

SOME ATTRACTIONS NEAR VREDEBURG  MUSEUM:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Vredeburg Fortress:

1. Sultan palace.
2. Water castle (Tamansari).
3. Sonobudoyo museum.
4. BNI Indies building.
5. Beringharjo market.
6. Tourist Information Center.
7. Joss coffee (coffee with hot charcoal plunged).
8. Bank Indonesia Indies building.
9. Malioboro Street.

10 DESTINATION THAT MOST VISITED BY INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER IN YOGYAKARTA AND AROUND:

Find other gems in Jogja and around that you never knew existed. Here they are:

1. Borobudur temple
2. Prambanan temple
3. Jomblang cave
4. Ramayana ballet
5. Merapi volcano (Hiking)
6. Merapi volcano (Lava Tour by Jeep)
7. Sultan palace and Water castle
8. Timang beach + Gondola
9. Ratu Boko temple
10. Malioboro street

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