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Address: Place Reine Astrid 3-5, Dinant 5500, Belgium
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+32 82 22 36 70

It was between 1818, and 1821, during the Dutch occupation, that the...

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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Great view

The gondola ride up was fun - if a little brief. The citadel itself is quite impressive - and you can explore at your leisure. The view from the top was well worth it. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen W
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33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gondola ride up was fun - if a little brief. The citadel itself is quite impressive - and you can explore at your leisure. The view from the top was well worth it. We managed to join a tour about half way through - which turned out to be quite lucky - as the first part of the tour... More 

Thank Stephen W
Rochester, Minnesota
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115 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The citadel sits atop the cliff that makes the dramatic background for Dinant. The gondola ride up to it is the first experience. The citadel, itself, is in remarkably good condition and interesting. Then the views across and up and down the river are spectacular,

Thank Dick G
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152 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Going up the place by lift, you can see nice view from the top of the place. You should visit there.

Thank Yukiwarisou
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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128 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must see if you are in Dinant. The way up can be walked in 15 minutes. You have a nice view of the surroundings. Price includes a tour that will take 30 minutes and is in Dutch and French. Cable car downstairs is short but nice.

Thank zuppiat
Hamme, Belgium
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After you step up the countless stairs, the effort is greatly rewarded with the view.A place full of history

Thank arina1907
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We climbed 400 steep steps up and we did not regret single one, it takes 15 minutes and you have the opportunity to see the town from different perspectives. WWI exhibition inside the fortress is very touching. Do not miss this attraction when you are in Dinant.

Thank Ondřej J
Mons, Belgium
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130 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking along the street suddenly we were presented with this towering dark Citadel overshadowed by a immense rock formation to its rear. Inside the Citadel was impressive with the finely crafted brick arches and the enormous, impressive, stained glass window. If in the area a must see.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Because of the limitation of time we decided to go by cable cars. Cable cars were working intermittently due to technical issue. There was no representative near the start point of the cable car, we were stuck inside the cable car for 30 mins (about 10 people) and no one was there to inform us about the technical issue. We... More 

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Céline V, responsable guides at La Citadelle de Dinant, responded to this review

Hi, What an unfriendly experience you had. We are really sad to read what happened to you. If you are still in Belgium, or come back soon, don't hesitate to contact us, we will do our best to welcome you in a better way and to inform you like it should be ! Kind regards, Céline More 

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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We visited the citadelle and bought a 3in1 ticket. First we had a very nice guided tour through the Citadelle. The guide was very skilled. He knew a lot and had a very good and humorous way of telling it. He had quite a difficult task: he gave the tour in French, Dutch and English. And by the sound of... More 

Thank Gineke G
Kent, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

A lovely scenic area, a quaint town with plenty of eateries, bars and cafes. A Citadelle on top of the cliff and a Cathedral down below both worth exploring and the experience starts with the cable car as in just a few minutes you reach the top. If you chose to take the steps, all 408 of them you pay... More 

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