Dinant is a Walloon city and municipality located on the River Meuse in the Belgian province of Namur, Belgium.
On a cliff, more than 100 meters above the River Meuse, the Citadel of Dinant offers spectacular views of the town and countryside. A fortification may have stood on this spot as long ago as the fourth century, and the Bishop Prince of Liège certainly ordered the construction of a fortress on this spot in 1051, but the present structure dates to the early 19th century. It is reached from the town either by cable car or by the 408 steps cut into the hillside. The citadel plays host to a small Arms Museum and several interesting objets d'art that reveal the glorious past of this Meuse town. A visit to the beautiful La Merveilleuse caves (Grotte la Merveilleuse) is highly recommended.
Things to See & Do
* Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame
* Cable car to the Citadel
* The house of Adolphe Sax
* La Merveilleuse caves
Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German, Dutch, French
Land Area – 99.80 km²
Population – 13,350 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 32
Port Location – The port at Dinant is located on the River Meuse.
Travel Links – The closest airports are Brussels, Charleroi (Brussels South Charleroi Airport) and Liège.
From Brussels, the train to Dinant takes 1 hr 30 minutes.
The train station is conveniently located in the centre of Dinant, about 5 minutes walk to the river (from where you can see the Citadel and the main parts of Dinant)