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“General impression of Dinant”

La Citadelle de Dinant
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Dinant
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Owner description: 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.
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“General impression of Dinant”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Dinant is breathtaking little town!!! The atmophere there is amazing, beautiful streets, beautiful sounds of french language and saxophones!!! In Dinant was born Adolf Sax- instrument designer, and this fact you can notice on the main street and bridge :) Hmm what can I recommend for tourists ... there is good campsite over the river (better to speak in french... but it's not so difficult to draw a tent: and to be understand :P), sometimes you can meet there intersting and open minded people :) And you have to try belgian beer: Hoegaarden and Kwak which is drinked in v. unique glass!!! I were in pub called- Monako and it's quite ok ;)

Visited July 2012
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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“Citadelle, I would say Average...”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Dinant is a really nice and small city, i really liked a lot of things in this small town. Regarding the Citadel, it's a kind of fortress used long time ago. You can see some canons, the soldiers room, the kitchen and so on. There is a nice view of af the city.

Visited August 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Visit Dinant, not the Citadel!”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Dinant is a wonderful little town. Just avoid the Citadel. The admission price (eight euros) includes a ticket to ride the tram up and down the mountain (no difference if you decide to use the stairs) and a horrible tour of the Citadel. Even it’s not written anywhere to visit the Citadel you can only follow the guide, you’re not allowed to walk round on your own. You wait 20 minutes for a tour in French and Dutch in almost empty rooms. Some information boards written in English. No audioguide or leaflets. Very bad organized.

Visited August 2012
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“Fantastic approach on the train”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Breathtaking approach on the train into Dinant. Also fantastic views from the top. It was a hot day when we were there, and we had a well deserved beer at the top whilst looking down on the town. Cable car up was stuffy so walked down which was well worth the effort. Big negative was that we were not allowed to walk round on our own so couldn't see everything. Didnt want to pay for a tour and would have rather been allowed to see everything at our own pace. This should have been explained when we paid 7.80 each to get in. Although we enjoyed it, I have to mention the negative.

Visited July 2012
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“nice area but OVER-organized”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Passed Dinant during a 1 day trip in the Ardennes and wanted to visit the citadel but you have to pay for everything and a scheduled tour ...I did not want to wait cause I had other things to visit that day ...Near the river there are nice restaurants to relax ..Take a walk to the bridge and cross it and enjoy the view....

Visited July 2012
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