Citadelle de Dinant

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Citadelle de Dinant
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
It was between 1818, and 1821, during the Dutch occupation, that the citadel was built in its current form. Throughout the kitchen, the bakery and the forge, you will discover the daily life of 400 soldiers that were living there. Don't forget to visite our new space 1914-1918, explaining all the fights that took place in dinant during the first world war.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Traveller666
Mons, Belgium738 contributions
Amazing place to visit
Apr 2021 • Family
Dinant is fantastic.

The citadel has amazing views and is also fantastic to look at from the other sude of the charles de gaule bridge.

Very interesting and lots to see.
Written April 24, 2021
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Stefan G
Brussels, Belgium825 contributions
Nice views of Dinant
Mar 2021
There are a few different ways to get to the citadel. 1) Drive to the top and park. 2) Take the cable car. 3) Take the stairs.

I paid for the cable car. 10 Euros per person was outrageous, but I paid because I didn't feel like walking up the 400+ steps at the time. The cable car ride itself only lasts for maybe 2 or 3 minutes. The 10 Euros also covers the cost of entrance to the citadel.

There is a café, giftshop, toilets (not free), and a small museum inside the citadel. Of course, you're afforded wonderful views from the top.

Arguably the main attraction in Dinant and when the weather is fine it's a rather pleasant experience.
Written March 13, 2021
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Anna
2 contributions
Nice place but some things could be improved
Sep 2020 • Friends
We were surprised by paid toilets on site - you pay for the entrance and then you have to pay in cash for toilets - how does this match with COVID hygiene requirements? Visitors flows were not very clearly marked which did not help keeping the distance. In long line to go up by cable car the safety distance was not respected and many people did not wear the masks properly.
Written September 13, 2020
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Travelinggal303
Nimy, Belgium6 contributions
Excellent Outing!
Sep 2020 • Friends
We visited Dinant on 12 September 2020. The citadel, cable car, and river boats were all open and easy to visit. The 17 Euro combo fee (for adults) to do all three was a great value. You can buy tickets at the top of the citadel where there is a free parking lot, or you can buy them right at the bottom of the steps/cable car that go right up to the citadel. The boat we took was leaving every half hour from Quay 3, a very reasonable walking distance (less than 10 minutes) along the riverfront from the Citadel. The 45 min. boat ride was enjoyable. We waited for a boat with tables available on top. A boat worker took our order and brought our drinks to us.

For our visit, we were lucky and found parking on the street that was 5 euros for five hours. There are some public parking garages downtown as well. Because of COVID-19 the citadel tour is self guided. We were happy to go at our own pace and there were lots of signs and explanations in English. The cafe is open at the top of the citadel for drinks and snacks. The toilets were clean and cost .50 Euros: Have fun!
Written September 13, 2020
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Jill
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Extremely unhelpful staff. Absolutely not appropriate for wheelchair users
Sep 2020 • Family
We went to the citadel le de dinant yesterday, and although we knew we couldn’t access it with my daughter in her wheelchair, we thought we would simply like to have lunch in the cafe and look at the views. The entrance to the castle was in a very gravely track and then over a little bridge. We saw the exit was directly from the cafe and in a good surface for my daughters wheelchair. So I went to the entrance office and asked if they could simply open the exit fate to allow us entrance.

The man said that to go to the cafe we all had to pay € 10 per person!
I told him we would be only buying lunch and couldn’t possibly visit the castle. We simply wanted to look at the view. He said no we had to pay.

We were very disappointed especially my daughter who is not used to tourist facilities being so unhelpful.

Written September 2, 2020
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Jada R
Lotenhulle, Belgium103 contributions
Its ok but a little guidance would have been nice
Aug 2020
The only person of staff we have seen was at the bottom of the hill in the entrance. There was a lot off people and not much space for social distancing. Would not recommend in corona time.
Written August 23, 2020
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Hi, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are sad to read you haven't seen the staff in the central courtyard. This person would have explain you a lot of things about the history of the citadel and the visit in its own. With regards of safety distancy, it is not possible to post someone in each room of the citadel. We rely on people's good will for that. Kind regards, Céline
Written August 25, 2020
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Edward B
Llantarnam, UK32 contributions
Enthralling
Sep 2019
I am reasonably well traveled, but I haven't seen anywhere like Dinant in my life. This place is amazing, ranging from the ancient to the modern in the same space. The history of Dinant (Jazz, De Gaulle, the drunken invading Germans of WWI) is unparalleled. If I keep writing, I won't stop... it's a must see.
Written August 19, 2020
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Stefanie H
Drongen, Belgium46 contributions
No guide
Aug 2020 • Family
Unfortubately due to corona there was no guided tour. Price is expensive without a guide. Nevertheless we had a nice 45min walk and nice view from the terrace.
Written August 12, 2020
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Dear, Do you really think 10 € is expensive for the services you had? - free parking -cable car up and down -visit of the citadel -panorama -playground -visit of space 14-18 about the 1st world war in Dinant We hope you changed your mind reading this ! Kind regards, Céline
Written August 25, 2020
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Logan
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg148 contributions
Definitely a Dinant highlight!
Jul 2020
The Citadelle and its kind of open air museum is definitely a Dinant highlight. A well arranged walk is guiding you through the whole place changing from a walk with a magnificent view over Dinant to life sized dioramas, a weapon and equipment exhibition and an amazing WWI trench replica that has to be walked through before getting back to the open air plateau.

Take the cable-car (early birds will avoid queuing) and don't miss the terrace next to the citadelle in order to enjoy a beer and fries with a view over Dinant.
Written August 10, 2020
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Stephen H
Brussels, Belgium442 contributions
Good afternoon with the Kids - Lovely View
Jul 2020
Lovely visit, but not a "see again" place. Enjoyed the views, the presentations, and especially the room that confuses your sense of balance. Kids enjoyed it, and happy we went at least once. We would return for the view.
Written August 1, 2020
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Dear, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Happy to know you will visit us again later ! Kind regards, Céline
Written August 4, 2020
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