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“For fortress minded people”

La Citadelle de Dinant
Ranked #1 of 24 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.
Th Hague
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“For fortress minded people”
Reviewed 12 December 2011

Good place to go with your kids as it is showed there how people were dressed, how rooms looked at that time. But there you will also find a guillotine.

There is a lift taking you up to Citadel. Visiting costs around 7 euro. Nearby is parking for 1euro/hour. Tour takes more than 1 hour.

You can go inside only with a guide. At that moment there was only French speaking guide but we decided not to wait for another one.

All in all it is an interesting place to visit.

Visited December 2011
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Kruishoutem, Belgium
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great view”
Reviewed 12 November 2011

Very nice tour, interesting and guide was very funny. Great view on the Maas river and bridge. Take the Teleferique down to the city, or use the 400 stairs, but this is a challenge! Try the Dinant cookie, but beware, I never had a harder one.

Visited November 2011
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Evergem, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
548 reviews
364 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“Old fortress”
Reviewed 8 November 2011

The citadel is on top of a hill and gives a great view on the city and the river. You can climb the stairs to go up but there are alot so make sure ur fit. There is also an elevator for the ones who cant do all those stairs. It has been use as a defense during the war so there is alot to see about the second world war.

Visited May 2011
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Amazing views!”
Reviewed 24 August 2011

Amazing views and interesting tour. If you're in Dinant you must not miss this.

Visited August 2011
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Madison, WI
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“interesting tour and spectacular views”
Reviewed 28 July 2011

We stopped here on our way through Belgium. Well worth it. Tremendous view from the top at the citadel , but also from street level. There is about an hour tour in the courtyard that is given in french and german, but the guide we had was willing to help in english when I couldn't keep up with the french. The whole thing will take a few hours, then afterward, walk around the city and buy some chocolate like we did.

Visited July 2011
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