Historically, the building has been experiencing its function development time after time. In 1760 – 1830, it functions as a defense fortress, in 1830 -1945 as Dutch and Japanese military base camp, and in 1945 - 1977 as Indonesian National Military base camp. In 1997, Department of Defense returned it to the government. By the government and Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX as the owner, it was stated as the information center and Nusantara Culture progress on August 9, 1980. On April 16, 1985, after being renovated, it became Struggle Museum and publicly opened in 1987. On November 23, 1992, it was officially declared as Special Museum of National Struggle named Fortress Benteng Yogyakarta. The ex building of Fortress Vredeburg was renovated and preserved. Its outside building was still maintained, while its inside building was renovated as its newer function as museum building. Standing on around 2100 meters square area, this building has towers on its four sides and a spot that enable Dutch soldier to patrol start a fire if necessary. Some buildings have been renovated, however it never changes its original construction. (YogYes.com)

Tuesday – Thursday: 08.30 - 13.30 pm
Friday: 08.30 - 11.00 am
Saturday: 08.30 - 12.00 pm
Sunday: 08.00 - 13.00 pm
Monday and National holiday: Closed

- Library
- Annual exhibition rooms
- Seminar/Speech/Workshop/Meeting room
- Audio Visual & Collection Study room
- Guest House
- Small Mosque

It's about 10 Minutes
From Hotel Batik
(On Foot)