3 Forts to Explore in Maluku

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Maluku

Maluku is a province of Indonesia. It comprises the central and southern regions of the Maluku Islands. The main city and the capital city is Ambon. Maluku is culturally and geographically associated with Melanesian.

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Forts to Explore in Maluku

Benteng Duurstede

Fort Duurstede is a 17th-century colonial Dutch fort in Saparua, Indonesia. The fort originally protected Saparoea village. A navigation guide from 1878 advises: "There is good anchorage near this fort in the westerly monsoon in about 12 fathoms. The fort is open to the public and has been heavily restored.

Fort Amsterdam, Ambon

Fort Amsterdam is a fort and a blockhouse in Hila town, Leihitu Subdistrict, Central Maluku Regency, Ambon Island, Indonesia. The blockhouse was built in 1637 by the Dutch East Indies Company. The blockhouse is a three-floored structure. The fort is not yet enacted as cultural heritage by the Directorate of Archaeological Heritage.

Fort Belgica

Fort Belgica is a 17th-century fort in Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku Islands , Indonesia. The fort acted as a fortification system for the islands of Banda where during the period, the only place in the world where nutmeg was produced. In January 2015, Belgica Fort was added to the UNESCO world heritage site Tentative List as part of the Historic and Marine Landscape of the Banda Islands. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Maluku.

Map of Forts to explore in Maluku