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.

“full of history”

La Citadelle de Dinant
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Dinant
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Don't miss the guided tour! A lot of history and a well rehearsed story filled with jokes. Granted, all the dolls around make it a weird experience but it is totally worth the your!

Thank Aitsca
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (1,156)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

290 - 294 of 1,156 reviews

Reviewed September 25, 2012

Cute little town... but a bit touristy. The gondola ride up was nice, and the views were beautiful! The Citadel had a lot of history, but the tours were very unorganized. We couldn't manage to get a tour in English, so we wandered about to see the place for ourselves. The lights were all off in the corridors (unless you were on the guided tour), but we managed to find our way anyway. The signs explained a little history, but not much. The best part was probably the tilted room underground. Not worth paying 7 Euros for... but it was fun anyway.

Thank Kelly_with_a_Y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 13, 2012

This place costs 7 euros per person, and there's nothing here worth that much. Yes, the view is spectacular, but the citadel itself is nothing compared with other, less expensive ones like Namur. Inside is nothing but a courtyard, most of it roped off, and then a long descent of stairs that you think is going to lead somewhere interesting. Nope! We arrived at the bottom in a little gift shop where we could pay another seven euro each to take a lift back up to the top. We said, no, we're young, we'll go back up the stairs! We did. We had to stop to rest three times and by the time we reached the top we were thoroughly disgusted with the famous citadel of Dinant. Impenetrable perhaps, but definitely uninteresting.

6  Thank Havalyn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 8, 2012

I visited Dinant as a child and never managed to visit this impressive structure at that time. It has always remainded somewhere I would return to, So 40 years later.........
Started well, cable car was good. Reached the courtyard area and waited in anticipation at the meeting point for the Guided Tour. Oh dear guide in Dutch, Flemish, German and French but not English. Still the guide handed out an A4 sheet in English - good that meant we could just wander at our leisure? WRONG!!! It appears that you can only do this after you've endured the entire tour conducted by someone old enough to have witnessed the original construction and given in three foreign languages! So, if you don't want to be bored rigid save your money - visit one of the many other Castles in the area. Absolute Rubbish.

2  Thank CAPTAINCOOK10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Visited citadel, price e7.80 for entrance and cable car (price for toilets not included!)
Citadel is fairly interesting and some good views, however at no point do they advise that you have to follow the tour guide to see all the points of interest. The tour guide speaks only in Flemish and French and although you have an English pamphlet, it it frustrating as you cannot tour the citadel at your own pace - the tour guide unlocks doors as he goes around.
Useful tip - there is a free car park at the entrance of the town (north) next to a school, less than a ten minute walk to the citadel.

3  Thank jemWirral
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed La Citadelle de Dinant also viewed

Dinant, Namur Province
Dinant, Namur Province
 

Been to La Citadelle de Dinant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing