Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

VREDEBURG FORTRESS (Benteng Vredeburg) + MUSEUM

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS PLACE?

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.

MUSEUM
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.

Bridge of Vredeburg Fort :

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HISTORY:

In 1760, after develop[ing 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:

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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:

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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 Fort garden:

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WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Downtown of Yogyakarta.

MAP:

HOW TO GET TO THE 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.

In the night:

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HOW MUCH IT COST?

ENTRY TICKET:
IDR 7,500

OPEN HOURS:
Tuesday – Sunday
7.30 A.M – 4.00 P.M
Monday Holiday

Cafe inside of Fort Vredeburg:

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MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There are strong signal for your cell phone.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet
*) Better bring your own tissue

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

GRAND EVENT ON THE VREDEBURG MUSEUM:

Vredeburg Fair (12-17 October 2018)

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