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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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16th-century Citadel and site of popular events, festivals and seminars.

16th-century Citadel and site of popular events, festivals and seminars.

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Historical and horor

while visiting this place I felt goosebumps, that was happened after reading the story and see footage vidieo of war.. But while you on top, what an amazing view... You can see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Brugges
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Limburg
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If it was not from the citadel, I would not have known of Dinant's horrible past. Visiting the war museum will give you the chill and a glimpse into the past when people of Dinant are slaughtered and hunted. But apart from that, the view from up there is simply breathtaking.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolute must. The River Meuse made this an enormously significant battle location in both wars. The cemetery is poignant and the museum is thought provoking and inspiring. It was worth the visit even though I suffer from vertigo.

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Brugges
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

while visiting this place I felt goosebumps, that was happened after reading the story and see footage vidieo of war.. But while you on top, what an amazing view... You can see the city, the church and houses on the hill.. I like dinant so much, is so peaceful! See you soon...

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Thank Empi J
Brussels, Belgium
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The visit + the escalator to the top cost around 7 Eur. Better to take simple ticket, without the cruise, because you could find better cruise choices along side the river. There is a 2WW museum within the citadel; the French-speaking guide takes a tour every hour. Interesting form historical point of view, not so entertaining and engaging. The museum... More 

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Thank Simona M
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84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Have been to Dinant before but didnt feel like it would be worth queuing and 8€ to go up and in. No ques in this sunny winter day and the visit was good thx to a good tour guide. The Citadel is privately owned and this is obvious when you have to pay for yhe toilets!! Worth a visit but... More 

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Thank Charlotte P
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

While we were staying in a lovely little castle close to Aye, we decided to make a day trip to Dinant, a town that has been there since, at least, the Middle Ages. The town has a few interesting sites to visit, like the house of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone, or the Leffe Museum/brewery. But most visible... More 

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Thank JW S
Lund, Sweden
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The Citadel of Dinant is an ok place with respect to the history, the 11 euros for cable cart is a tad expensive if you can walk the stairs to the top better do that its a better option. The Citadel give you a great vantage point to look at the city itself and that makes the climb worth it.

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Thank Yasser S
Poznan, Poland
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Nice place to visit in sunny afternoon. A bit of history with English speaking tour guide. Lovely city in general as well.

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Thank Natalia J
Newcastle
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The citadel was closed, even though it was Friday. It was extremely disappointing. The small war cemetery was moving and worth seeing if you are in the area.

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Thank Catherine P
Peso Da Regua, Portugal
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Great view, nice people, lovely river, cozy, good to spend a weekend with your husband or family. A little far but worth it

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