What to do in and around Dinant

Ready for a new adventure? Let’s discover ancient castles, a historic Citadel, incredible rock formations, and stunning nature in the region of the iconic city Dinant.

Dinant is a well-known city in the Condroz region alongside the Meuse river, which is famous for its incredible architecture and history. You should know that Dinant was already inhabited in the 7th century and the name Dinant meaning “Sacred Valley” was invented by the Celts. This city has seen many wars, legends, and settlements. This is why the Citadel of Dinant, which was built to control the Meuse valley from its enemies, is such an important building.

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Citadel of Dinant

Planning a visit to Dinant? Never skip a visit to the wonderful Citadel on top of the vertical rock behind The Collegiate Church of Our Lady. This building will take you back in time to a period of knights, canons, and battles that greatly impacted the heritage of the city.

You can choose to take the cable car to the entrance of the Citadel or take your courage into your own hands and face the 408 steps to the top. There is an entrance behind The Collegiate Church of Our Lady or you can also park on top of the Citadel and skip the cable car or the steps. The parking on top of the Citadel is recommended for people who have difficulty with steps and is also free. Address. Chemin de la Citadelle, 1 B-5500 Dinant (parking)

The viewpoint at the end is so worth it, you have a panoramic view over the Meuse river and the center of Dinant. Inside different rooms will guide you through the history of the city and its many battles.

You can buy a standard ticket for the Citadel and the cable car which is 10 euros for an adult or 8 euros for a child. There is also a version with an amazing cruise trip on the Meuse river included in the entrance ticket which is 17 euros for adults and 13 euros for children.

The Citadel is dog-friendly, so you can take your four-legged friend with you on your journey back in time.

Address: Chemin de la Citadelle 1, 5500 Dinant

The Collegiate Church of Our Lady

The Collégiale Notre-Dame de Dinant or also called The Collegiate Church of Our Lady is a magnificent 13th-century Gothic cathedral in the middle of the city center of Dinant. This iconic place has been restored many times throughout the years.