Citadel of Dinant

Dinant, Belgium

The Citadel of Dinant (Citadelle de Dinant) was built in 1815 on a site which was originally fortified in 1051 when the region was ruled by the Prince-Bishopric of Liège. The citadel overlooks the city of Dinant and the strategic Meuse river which runs through the town. It is open to the public.

Together with Huy, Liège and Namur, the Citadel of Dinant forms part of the so-called Meuse Citadels.

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Founded: 1815
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belgium

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Gonçalo Quintal (3 months ago)
One of the best places of Dinat. Very interesting and also very organized and well explained. So much history in one big citadel. Unfortunately, some of the video rooms were closed.. so we missed the interactive part of it.
CrticalTraveller (3 months ago)
This is a great monument which explains the history of Dinant you could walk up the stairs or take the team or cable car. The view from the top of the fort is amazing and great for panoramic photography. The museum also has great interactive exposition. There is also a playground for kids. And a cafe for drinks and snacks
Daniel Portik (4 months ago)
It's an epic citadel that reminds you of a Lord of the Rings scene. It also has the best view of the city below. The fortification towers over the city and overlooks the river. The museum inside contains a nice tour showcasing how life was for a soldier. Impressively, it also contains a sub-officer school. Do not miss out on the recreated WW1 trench and shelter. Kids will fall in love with this room. I advise going in time as the museum closes early.
Irfan Silalahi (6 months ago)
I went on Monday morning and many shops were closed. I wonder if it was also the case for the cable car. The climb to the top was rather steep, but it was quite enjoyable in the cold winter day. Great view of Dinant at the top! The citadel is mostly empty, other than the parts that have permanent exhibition about the history that the place has witnessed, especially during the war. I was surprised with some of the out-of-context tourist attraction within the place. It is worth a try.
S.M.M.L (6 months ago)
A fantastic place, with an incredible view of the village of Dinant. Entrance is 12 euros per person, you can climb a 408-step staircase or take the cable car. A well-preserved historic place.
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