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Amazing place

Just a few steps from the city center, overlooking the city, you can find peace & quiet around the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
MRshurik
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Brussels, Belgium
Large fortress

The citadel is a large fortification in Diest. It was meant to defend the Demer river with its... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
RHAHJ
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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12 Jul 2017
“Citadel Diest - Fort Leopold”
19 Jun 2017
“Amazing place”
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Former Para-commando battalion 1 Bn Para Diest. Memorial stone of LtKol.Blondeel at the entrance. Inside the museum.

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Just a few steps from the city center, overlooking the city, you can find peace & quiet around the former army barracks of the citadel. It is a truly beautiful place, and oh so quiet. Except on the few days that local art organizations take...More

1  Thank MRshurik
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The citadel is a large fortification in Diest. It was meant to defend the Demer river with its artillery. Principles of the famous Vauban were honoured in the construction. Apparently only one other fort of this type existed in Piemonte, but that one was broken...More

1  Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is a must see if you get a chance. It is not open for the public, only with a guide. But I recommend the guide.

1  Thank Marc C
Reviewed 6 June 2015

The Citadel of Diest was build between 1840 and 1850 and represents some unique military heritage. Up until 2012 the Belgian army was still training here but now the city is working towards a new destination. Today several interesting cultural projects take place in the...More

1  Thank Falke L
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