Map of the Castle and the City of Batavia, on the island of Java (now Jakarta, Indonesia) 1681. Author Jan Janssonius
Map of the Castle and the City of Batavia, on the island of Java (now Jakarta, Indonesia) 1681. Author Jan Janssonius

Indonesia. List of Dutch colonial forts and possessions

Written by Marco Ramerini

Under Costruction…

INDONESIA:

Batavia:

Netherlands: 1619 –

Poelo Gontong (Sumatra):

Netherlands: ? – 1765

On the tiny island of Poelo Gontong, in east Sumatra, the Company set up a guard post even before the Siak area had been conquered. This military outpost soon acquired a reputation as an unhealthy place with a high percentage of fatalities. Given its situation as a tiny island in the mouth of the Siak River, Poelo Gontong was a strategic location. The outpost enabled the VOC to control the trade flows to and from the interior. In 1765 the Supreme Government in Batavia decided to disband the settlement. The decision was influenced by the ongoing conflicts between the VOC and Rajah Mahmud of Siak. When the Rajah’s men attacked Poelo Gontong in 1759 they killed a few score men.

Source: Landmonsterrollen, 1691-1790

Dutch settlemnte and forts in Indonesia:

Ai [Aij, Ay, Pulowaij] Airbangis [Aijerbangies, Aijerbangis, Ajerbangis] Airhaji [Adjarhadja, Adjer Hadja, Ajerhadia, Ajerhadja, Aijerhadja] Alang [Alang, Allang] Ambelau [Amblaauw, Amblauw] Ambon [Amboina, Ambon] Amurang [Ammourang, Amoerang, Amourang] Ancol [Anciol, Angiol, Anschiol, Ansjol, Antsyol, Anjool] Anyar [Anger, Anjar, Anjer] Asaudi [Assahoedi] Babar [Babber] Bacan [Batchiaan, Batchiam, Batchian, Batschian] Banda Aceh [Atjeh, Achin] Bandanaira [Neyra, Banda, Banda Neira, Nera, Neijra] Banggai [Bangaij] Bangkalan [Bancalang, Bancalling, Bancallang] Banjarmasin [Bandjarmassin, Bandjermassing, Bandjirmassin, Banjer Massing, Banje Bantaeng [Bonchain, Bonthain] Banten [Bantam, Bantham, Banten, Soeroesowan, Sourousouangh] Banyuwangi [Banjoewangie, Oost-Java] Barus [Baros] Baubau [Boeton, Bouthon, Bouton, Boutton] Bawean [Baviaan, Bavian, Lubok] Bekasi [Bacassie, Baccassie, Bacaassij, Baccassy, Bocassie] Bima [Biema, Bima] Bintauna [Binta Oena, Bintaoena] Bogor [Bogor, Buijtensorg, Beuytenzorg, Buytenzorg, Buitenzorg] Booi [Booij] Boyolali [Boejalalie, Bojolalie, Boujolalie] Brebes [Brebes] Bulukumba [Boele Comba, Boele Cumba, Boelecomba, Boelicamba, Boelocoembo, Boeloe Buol [Bwool, Bwooll] Buru [Boeroe, Boerom, Bouro] Carita [Tjerieta, Tjerita, Tjeritta, Tjierita, Tjirita] Castela [Gamma Lamma, Gammalamma, Gammalama, Gammelamma, Gammelamme] Cipir/Pulau Kahyangan [Cuyper, Cuijpers Eijlandt, Kuijper] Cirebon [Cheribon, Chirbon, Chirebon, Chiribon, Cirebon] Damar-Besar [Edam] Damar [Damme, Dammer, Damma, Demmer] Demak [Damack, Damak, De Mak, Qalladamacq, Qualla Damacq, Qualladamacq, Qualla D Dodinga [Dodingo] Galela [Galilla] Gitaislam [Thoccho, Tocheho, Toseho, Tosseho, Tossehoe, Toheso, Tosjeo] Gorontalo [Gorontale, Gorontalle, Gorontalo, Gorrontale] Gresik [Grissee, Grisse, Grissec, Gresik] Gulegule [Goelegoele, Goeli-Goeli] Gunung Api [Goenong Apij, Goenongh Apij, Vuurberg, Gunnanappi] Haruku [Haroeko, Harouko, Haroekoe, Oma eiland] Hila [Hila, Hilla] Hitu-lama [Hitoelama, Hietoulamma, Hitoelamma, Hietoelama, Hitou Lama, Hittou La Hutumuri [Hoetoemoerie, Hoetoemoerij, Hoetoemorij, Hoetoumoery, Otemoery, Hottom Indramayu [Darmaijoe, Indarmayo, Indramajoe, Indramayo, Indramaijoe, Indramayoe, Indrapura [Indrapoura] Jailolo [Gilolo, Jelolo, Djailolo] Jakarta [Batavia, Battavia, Batvia] Jambi [Jambi, Jambij, Jamby] Jepara [Japara, Japaren, Iapare, Jepara] Jogyakarta [Djockjocarta, Djokjacarta, Mataram, Jogyakarta] Juwana [Joana, Joanna] Kaibobo [Caijbobo, Kaibobo] Kalbut [Caliboentoe, Calieboentoe] Kartosuro [Carta Soura, Cartasoura] Kayeli [Kajeli] Kema [Keema, Kema] Kisar [Kisser, Maccisser, Makisser] Kupang [Timor, Coupan] Kwandang [Guandang, Quandang, Kuandang] Laha [Laha] Larike [Larike, Laricque, Larique, Larricque] Lawayang [Solor] Leti [Lethij, Lethy, Letij, Letthy] Liang [Liang] Lima [Lima, Negorij Lima] Limbangan [Limbangang] Limboto [Lambotto, Limbotte, Limbotto] Loji [Oeubi, Ouby, Oubij, Obi] Loki [Lockie, Lockij, Loki] Lontar [Lonthor, Lonthoir, Lonthour, Lontor, Lontoor] Luhu [Loehoe, Luhoe] Lumajang [Lamadjang] Makian [Macquiaan, Macquiam, Macquian, Makian] Malang [Malang] Mamala [Mamala] Manado [Manado] Manipa [Manipa] Maros [Maros, Marous] Moa [Moa] Molana [Moelaanen, Moelane, Moelanen, Moeloenen, Molane, Molanen, Molanon, Zuyde Moti [Motir, Moti, Timor, Moti] Natal [Natter] Ngofakiaha [Gnofficquia] Nila [Nila, Niela, Nyla, Niella, Neyla] Nollot [Nollot, Nolot] Nusa Laut [Nussalaut, Nussalout, Noesalaut] Padang [Padang, Padangh] Painan [Silida, Sillida, Zelida, Zilida, Zillida, Salido Ketjil, Pinang] Palembang [Palembang, Palembangh, Palimbangh, Pallembang] Panarukan [Panarockan, Panaroekan, Pannaroekan, Panneroekan, Pannoerakan] Pariaman [Priaman, Priamang, Priamange] Parigi [Parigie, Parigij, Parygy] Passo [Pas Baguwala, Baguala, Baguale, Pas Baguala, Passo] Pasuruan [Passourouang, Passarouang, Passoeroeang, Passourawang, Passourouan, Pa Pekalongan [Paccalongang, Pakalongan] Pondokgede [Pondoccadee] Pontianak [Pontiana] Porto [Poorto, Poortoe] Puger [Poeger] Raha Rembang [Rembang, Rembangh] Roma [Roma] Rozengain [Rosagain, Rosegijn, Rosengain, Rosengayn, Rosingain, Rosingijn, Rosse Run [Rhun, Run, Pulorin, Poeloe Run, Ron] Said [Ceith, Cheijt, Seijt, Zeyt, Zeijth] Salatiga [Sala Tiga, Salatiga] Salayar [Saleyer, Salijer, Salyer, Zaleaijer, Zaleijer, Zaleyer, Zalijer, Zalyer Sanana [Sullabessij, Xsulla Bessie, Xula Bessie, Xulla Besje, Xulla Bessij, Xull Saparua eiland [Saparauwa, Saparoua, Honimoa, Hoenoemoa] Sawaij [Saway] Semarang [Samarang, Samarangh, Zamarang, Semarang] Serikkembelo [Cambello] Sermata [Sermatte, Cerematta] Siau [Chiauw, Chiauwe, Chiouw, Siaoe] Sukadana [Sukadana] Sukaraja [Soecapoera] Sumedang [Sumadang, Soemedang] Sumenep [Sumanap] Surabaya [Sourabaya, Sourabaija, Surabaya, Soerabaja] Surakarta [Surakarta, Solo, Soeracarta, Souracarta] Tabanio [Tabenjouw] Tafasoho [Tafaco, Tafasoho] Tahuna [Taboecan, Taboekan] Taliabu [Taljabo] Tanete [Pantjana] Tangerang [Tangerang, Tangarang, Tangeran, Tangerangh] Tanjungpinang [Riouw] Tarusan [Troisang] Tegal [Taggal, Tagal, Tagall, Tengal, Tegal] Ternate [Ternaaten, Ternaten] Teun [Teeuwer, Theeuwer, Theuwer, Thewer] Tidore [Tidore, Tidoor, Tidoore, Tidor] Tiku [Ticous, Tico, Tikoes, Tacauw] Tolitoli [Tontolij, Tantoly] Ujung Pandang [Macassar, Maccassar, Mackassar, Oedjo Pande, Samboepo] Ulat [Oelath] Ungaran [Oenarang] Waai [Way, Waai] Waeputih [Wapottij] Wetar [Wetter] Wokam [Aroe, Arouw, Wokan] [Abobo, Aboebo, Aboeboe] [Adirogo, Adriogo] [Akoon] [Amersfoort, fort] [Ameth] [Amsterdam, fort Hila] [Amsterdam, fort Manado] [Anckee, Anke, Ankee] [Babahan] [Babakan] [Balsetoe, Balsetou, Balsetouw] [Banjawangang, West-Java, Banjoewangie, West-Java] [Barneveld, fort] [Batavia, kasteel] [Bato Tulis, Batoe Toelis] [Batoe Oelo, Batoeoelo] [Beeverwijk, fort, Beverwijck, fort, Beverwijk, fort] [Belgica, fort, Bellegika, fort] [Belvidere, fort] [Beschermingh, fort] [Blekenburg, fort] Tanete [Bone, Boni, Tjinrana Boni] [Borne] [Boschot, fort, Den Bosch, fort] [Campong Baro, Kampongbaroe] [Carolina, fort] [Carresoela] [Celam, Celame, Celamme, Celemat, Chalam, Zelam, Selamme] [Claverblad, fort, Verwachting, fort de] [Commer, Comber] [Concordia, fort] [Cronenburg, fort] [Cuijlenburg, fort, Kuijlenburg, fort, Kuylenburg, fort, Cuijlenburgh, fort] [De Briel, fort Saparoua, De Bril, fort Saparoua, De Brill, fort Saparoua, Bril, [De Bril, fort Obi, Bril, fort Obi, Den Briel, fort Obi] [Defensie, fort Salayar] [Defensie, fort, Defentia, fort, Defenti, fort, Defentie, fort, Deffensie, fort, [Delfft, fort Poorto, Delft, fort Poorto] [Delftshaven, fort, Delft, fort Makisser] [Dender, Demmer, Lonthor] [Diamand, fort, Diamant, fort] [Dieren, fort] [Doornenburg, fort] [Duurstede, fort] [Galoe] [Goa] [Goed Begin, Logie] [Goet Begin, fort] [Goet Gevolgh, fort] [Gogodon] [Haarlem, fort, Haerlem, fort] [Halve maan, fort] [Hardenberg, fort] [Hatoena, Hatoeane, Hatoeanoe, Hatuana, Hatuane, Hatuano, Hoetoeanna, Hattoeanno [Hatoenoeko, Hoetoenokoe] [Hatuwa, Hatoua] [Henricus, fort, Fredrik Hendrik, fort] [Hersteller, fort, Herstelling, fort] [Hollandia, fort Saparua/Honimoa] [Hollandia, fort Terlucco] [Hollandia, fort] [Hoorn, fort] [Indragiri, Andrahira, Andragiry] [Jacatra, fort, Jacattra, fort, Jaccatra, fort, Jakkatra, fort, Jacketraa, fort] [Jonge Petrus Albertus, fort] [Kajoe Meirah, Kalamatta] [Keeten, fort, Ketting, fort] [Keyk in de pot, fort, Kijk in de pot, fort, Kijk in de poth, fort, Kijk in de p [Kohao, Kohoe] [Laäla, Laala] [Lacij, Lacoij, Lacquoij, Lakoij, Lakooij] [Lampong Samanca] [Lampong Toulang Bauang, Lampong Toulang Bauwang] [Laoutang, Laoutangh, Lautang, Loutangh] [Leijden, fort, Lyden, fort, Leyden, fort] [Mandar Sahaa, fort, Mandasaha, fort, Mandarsa, fort, Mandarsaha, fort, Mandasa, [Maronda, Moronde, Maronde] [Mauritius, fort Makian] [Meester Cornelis, fort, Mr. Cornelis, fort] [Middelburg, fort] [Missier] [Moaratanjong] [Morgenstar, fort, Dannex, fort] [Nalahia] [Nassauw, fort Neira, Nassou, fort Neira, Nassouw, fort Neira] [Nassau, fort Moti] [Nieuwendam, fort] [Noordwijk, fort, Noortwijck, fort] [Noortwijk, fort omgeving Ambon eiland, Nootwijk, fort omgeving Ambon eiland] [Nussa Nieve, Noessanive, Nussanive] [Nussatello, Monsatello, Drie Gebroeders, Poeloe Tiga] [Oelopampang] [Onrus, Onrust] [Ontmoeting, fort] [Oosteinde, fort] [Orangie, fort Ternate, Orangie, fort Ternate, Oranje, fort Ternate, Malaya] [Orangie, fort Wajer, Oerangie, fort Wajer, Concordia, fort Waijer] [Ourien, Ambon, Oerien, Ambon] [Ourien, Lonthor] [Ouw] [Overburg, fort, Overbrug, fort] [Pamotangh] [Parang] [Phillipina, fort Buitenzorg] [Pia] [Preangerlanden, Preanger, Preangers, Prangerlanden, Priangers] [Providentie, fort] [Pulu Tjinkuk, Poeloe Tjinko, Chinco, Poulo Chinco, Poulo Chinko] [Purmenent, Purmenend, Purmerendt] [Quaal, fort, Quall, fort, Qual, fort, Quala, fort] [Reijswijk, fort, Rijswijck, fort, Rijswijk, fort] [Revengie, fort, Revenge, fort] [Rotterdam, fort Larike] [Rotterdam, kasteel Ujung Pandang] [Sampora, Zampoera] [Siam, Maccassar] [Sila, Silalauw] [Sirri Sorrij] [Soecawayana, Soccawayana] [Sondernaam, fort, Sonder Naam, fort] [Speelwijk, fort, Spelwijck, fort] [Storm, fort] [Tabelolo] [Tamma Callang, Tomocallang] [Tanjong Poura, Tanjonpoera, Tanjonpoura, Tanjon Poura, Tanjongpoura, Tanijomgpo [Tanjung Timur] [Tanjung West, Tanjung Barat, Tanjong West] [Tappenoulie] [Terlucco, Tolucco, Taluco, Tolukko] [Titaway] [Tjeparra, Tjepara] [Valkenborg, fort Maros, Valkenburg, fort Maros, Valkenburgh, fort schans Maros] [Valkenburg, fort Lampon Toulang Bawang] [Veldwachter, fort] [Velsen, fort] [Verlaatene S.E. Compagnies post] [Victoria, fort] [Vijfhoek, fort, Vijffhoeck, fort, Vijffhoek, fort] [Vlissingen, fort] [Voorburg, Voorburgh, Foorburg] [Voorsigtigheyt, fort, Voorsigtigheijd, fort, Voorsigtigheyd, fort, Voorsigtighe [Voorzorg, fort] [Vredeburg, fort, Vredenburg, fort] [Vreedenburg, fort Priaman, Vredenborg, fort Priaman, Vredenburg, fort Priaman] [Vrydenburg, fort] [Waantrouw, fort, Wantrouw, fort] [Waekzaemheyd, fort] [Wajer, Waijer, Wayer] [Watervlied, fort] [Waynitoe] [Wilgenburg, fort] [Wilhelmus, fort Damar] [Zaane, Zaanij] [Zeelandia, fort Oma/Haroeko] [Zeezigt, fort Banda] [Zeven Provincieën, fort] [Zevenhoek, fort] [Zoutelande, fort]

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