We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Citadel of Dinant (La Citadelle de Dinant)

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Place Reine Astrid 3-5, Dinant B-5500, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 0 82 22 36 70
Website
Description: 16th-century Citadel and site of popular events, festivals and seminars.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 319 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 149
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Nice tour guide, amazing view!

Our tour was originally in french, but our tour guide was nice enough to translate into English for us. The history of the citadel is interesting. The best part of the tour is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Sarah H
,
Mons, Belgium
Add Photo

319 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Mons, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Our tour was originally in french, but our tour guide was nice enough to translate into English for us. The history of the citadel is interesting. The best part of the tour is the amazing view over the town and the river. Parking on the top of the hill next to the citadel was convenient and the lift took us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Enfield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

No guided tours in English but self tour with printed guide was good. An interesting visit with spectacular views

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The second visit was as good as the first one. We took funicular up, went to the citadel and after the visit we went to see the temporary exhibition and ate in the stand on top of the funicular. The fortress itself is a bit small with spectacular views. The exhibition is based on every day life of the soldiers.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ghent, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The citadel is impressive from the outside and the views are really nice. But the visit is not worthy. The entrance fee (8 €) is expensive for what you obtain. First, you have to pay for the visit plus the cable car, whether you want to use it or not. Then, most of the visit is done in a guided... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was really awesome, and definitely more than I expected. We will definitely be returning. Intense in certain places and very informative.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you have problems to go up staircases, better to take the cable car to go up the Citadel. Interesting museum and fantastic view up there; can be interesting for children but if you have small ones, hold their hands at the exit of the museum as it shakes a bit to give the sensation of a war situation.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ghent, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Amazing view from the telecom going on top. The citadel itself it's also larger than expected. The playground it's just to be and we didn't dare to try the fast food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Beautiful venue. The surrounding town was beautiful as well but although weather was wet it did dampen the views of the town

Was this review helpful? Yes
Centreville, Virginia, USA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Although the views from the Citadel are amazing, the information provided is a bit misleading. Upon entering the fortification we had to pay an entrance fee and were told there was a guided tour. Upon joining the tour, it was in fact guided, but only if you spoke French or Dutch. The tour guide was aware of the fact that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
The Hague, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had a wonderful guide, who involved the children by asking them questions about the information he had given us; who spoke both French and Dutch so the whole group was included. He definitely made this visit special.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Citadel of Dinant (La Citadelle de Dinant) also viewed

Dinant, Namur Province
Dinant, Namur Province
 

Been to Citadel of Dinant (La Citadelle de Dinant)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Citadel of Dinant (La Citadelle de Dinant) and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Citadel of Dinant (La Citadelle de Dinant) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?