Citadelle de Dinant, Dinant

A fortress that watches over the city, Citadelle de Dinant stands on the site of a fort that was constructed in 1051. The citadel blends with the cliff face on which it sits, complete with a grassy roof, so, from a distance, it's difficult to see. However, once inside, a huge interior courtyard and a museum offer visitors a glimpse back in time. Climb the 400-plus steps leading to the entrance, or save your energy and ride a cable car to the top. In the museum, learn about the fortress' history with life-size figurines in dioramas, as well as traditional museum exhibits. Go up the stairs to the upper walls of the citadel for a view over the Meuse Valley. Purchase your tickets when you arrive; the attraction is rarely crowded. Put Citadelle de Dinant and other Dinant attractions into our Dinant travel app, and watch your holiday take shape.
Create an itinerary including Citadelle de Dinant
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Citadelle de Dinant Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
1,682 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Citadel with several floors to visit, beautiful surroundings and stunning views. One to see when in the neighbourhood. Possible to do it by car but advisable to do it on foot!  more »
  • Citadels are always worth visiting and this one is no exception. Although Dinant is relatively small it has a rich history facing both cruel times and flourishing moments. The Citadel has a tough...  more »
Google
  • If you visit Belgium, this town is a must-see. It has all the charm of the countryside and old towns by the river. Take a boat tour in La Meuse and be amazed by all the beauty surrounding the river banks.
  • Visiting the Citadel I Dinant Belgium was a fantastic historical experience. The cable car was out so we had to walk 960 steps to get the the top and then back down. There is a cable car also but it was down for maintenance. The views we're spectacular and the history exciting.
Places to stay near Citadelle de Dinant

Plan your trip to Dinant

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Dinant

See all ›
4.1
Duration:1 h 30 min
3.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:2 h 30 min

Side trips from Dinant

4.5
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min

Hidden gems in Dinant

3.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
3.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.0
Duration:1 h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Dinant

3.1
Duration:1 h 30 min
1.5
Duration:1 h 30 min
3.6
Duration:30 min
4.8
Duration:2 h 30 min

Casinos in Dinant

3.9
Duration:4 h

Historic Sites in Dinant

3.2
Duration:1 h 30 min