Banda Besar Fort Hollandia

Written by on May 22, 2012 in Indonesia, East Indonesia Forts with 0 Comments

Banda Besar Fort Hollandia

Hollandia fort built in 1624 on top of a hill. Was originally called Fort Lontar or Lonthoir, but then in 1628 named Fort Hollandia by local authorities Pieter Vlack. This fort was once a magnificent building that was destroyed before it was rocked by an earthquake in 1743. 1796 when the Dutch authorities, Francois van Boeckholtz must withdraw from Fort Belgica, he built and strengthened a number of forts including forts Hollandia.

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