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.



Your name


Founded: 1815
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belgium

More Information


4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Katarzy Na (3 months ago)
A fantastic attraction in the center of the city. Access to the citadel is possible by cable car or on foot. The present fort was built in 1815 on a site that 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 that flows through the city. The citadel is now a museum. The attractions can be enjoyed by children and adults. We can admire the panorama of the city from the citadel.
Kris Hansen (8 months ago)
amazing historical fort in the beautiful city of Dinant. This entire city is a hidden gem with so much to do and see. The city itself is more of a weekend getaway for locals. As American tourists working on a nearby Belgian AFB we loved this town as "home base" for 2 weeks. The Citadel is one of the main highlights!!
Erick Hasbun (8 months ago)
A beautiful historical building that tells the story of the battle of August 1914. It also tells the story of the town of Dinant. In addition to information and displays, there was a coffee shop that sold waffles. From the top, one could see the entire city of Dinant and the river. The experience of visiting and riding the cable car is well worth the trip. The castle offers a fantastic view of downtown and the river. In the museum inside the castle, you can learn about the history of the place in a very entertaining way. There is also a chamber in the castle with a "slant" that throws you off balance. Historic location with beautiful views of the city.
Reynaldo Navarro (15 months ago)
To get to the top you can either take the cable car or the 408 steps. The first one runs automatically without any control of a human being to enter or exit. In terms of the citadel, the views from the top is the highlight of the visit, which is worth it for me. If you are hungry you can sit down in a very spacious area and order some fries and sandwiches. Toilets? 0'50 to use them.
Alexis Aragonés - Melhem (18 months ago)
This town is one of the most beautiful places I have visited (in BE, even Europe) recently. It's stunning to find such beauty so close by to Brussels, surrounded by nature, castles and a sense of peace. Would recommend to anyone
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.