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Citadel of Dinant (La Citadelle de Dinant)

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Address: Place Reine Astrid 3-5, Dinant B-5500, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 0 82 22 36 70
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Description: 16th-century Citadel and site of popular events, festivals and seminars.

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History with a view

It's nice to learn about the history of this citadel so being accompanied by a guide is a necessity. The best part was going to the angled room, but be cautious because you will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It's nice to learn about the history of this citadel so being accompanied by a guide is a necessity. The best part was going to the angled room, but be cautious because you will probably feel a little dizzy. What tops it all is the amazing view from the citadel.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The laconic cable ride was the most exciting part of the trip, you get to the top and it's meh. The restaurant served warm kriek and the food looked horrid. The citadel itself was ridiculously off limits as far as anything of real interest. I can honestly say we were looking for where to go for about ten minutes because... More 

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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Well worth the visit. Moving exhibition focusing on WW1 and it's impact on Dinant. Amazing views from the top and nice cafe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Guided trip in french and Dutch. Very Nice view. Fun with cable Car. Historical facts and information. Café and souvenir shop available.

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Turin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have mixed feelings about this place. The views from the top are lovely, but the citadel itself is a bit tacky. In some of the areas there are videos and sound effects which some kids could find frightening, and the gift shop is appalling (fridge magnets of Rio, seriously??!!). But I learnt a bit about the history. If the... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We took the cable car which is nice, you have a good look over Dinant. The 1914-18 exposition is great, the whole concept is well thought, it gives you a realistic impression. We had a marvellous guide, an older man who knows a lot and was capable to give us a good overview of the citadel, a good choice to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We enjoyed spending half a day visiting Dinant, smallest city in Belgium, home of Leffe and birthplace of the inventor of the Saxophone. Drove up to the citadel which was the highlight of the city. Parking was free. The entry ticket to the citadel is not so expensive, but then again it is not very big. As a history buff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Seriously, the scenery is breathtaking. We did enjoy a very lovely afternoon there. According to our experience, each of us has to buy a ticket for the citadel. It's funny though cause the ticket is for citadel itself. It doesnt matter you walk or take the cable car. So you dont need to pay extra for taking the cable car.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Give Dinant a miss. We found it to be very dirty, crampt and the restaurants expensive and generally unclean. The citadel is bizarre. The cable car up to the top is the best bit. It is all a bit of a rip off. The cafe at the top is very poor, everything available to eat has to be done in... More 

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Boliden, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was in my to-do list for some time, and I´m happy that I finally managed to go there! Nice city, impressive view ;)

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