Dinant

Overview
Cafés/restaurant with playground
Practical stuff
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Address

Overview

The citadel offers a magnificent view of the city of Dinant and the river Meuse; you can reach it by cable car or by climbing 408 steps (!), visit the museums there and enjoy a drink at the terrasse with a panoramic view (and a playground next to it). There is also a boat tour on the Meuse, if you want to see Dinant from water!

Notre Dame de Dinant is a 13th century church, a beautiful example of Gothic architecture just below the citadel
Notre Dame de Dinant
Rue Adolphe Sax 1, 5500 Dinant
https://goo.gl/maps/53QqJbw3cYneYyzC7

If you want to take the cable car or climb up the 408 steps to the citadel, the starting point is here (next to Notre Dame de Dinant):
https://goo.gl/maps/pHpwTzxFQ9oZVDeB6
No need to reserve in advance, you buy tickets on site. You can check here for opening hours: https://www.citadellededinant.be/fr/horaires.php
Cost for cable car and citadel visit:
kids 4-12 years old EUR 9, adults EUR 12
Cost for cable car, citadel visit and boat tour:
kids 4-12 years old EUR 13, adults EUR 17
You can also just drive all the way up to the citadel, there is free parking there (see end of the post for parking details)

You can visit the 1914 museum at the citadel. It is about the events that took place in August 1914 in Dinant. Some parts are new and interactive, other parts of the museum are older. You can find here the booklet for kids for the Dinant citadel and its history (in French):
https://www.citadellededinant.be/fr/dossier-pedagogique.pdf

Café/restaurant with playground

There is a frituur with a terrasse with a panoramic view at the citadel – and a playground right next to it! Burgers, fries, ice cream and drinks. There is also a little airplane there, cool for the kids to see!
Canon Cafétéria Self-Service
https://goo.gl/maps/U3keWw61PmRxPQQg9

Regarding the boat tour, here is the site that is proposed by the official website of Dinant with many different options and themes
https://www.croisieres-mosanes.be/fr/

Practical stuff

*Stroller friendly, wheelchair friendly (as long as you don’t opt for the 408 steps option!)
*Dogs are allowed at the citadel
*Toilets available at the 1914 museum and next to the playground
*Parking available at the citadel and at a few spots near Notre Dame de Dinant

Free parking at the citadel (150 places)
Parking haut du téléphérique
Chemin de la Citadelle 15, 5500 Dinant
https://goo.gl/maps/NWfxaqf3ZCKzHLQ9A

There is free parking here (140 places, 10 minutes walk from the cable car entrance next to Notre Dame de Dinant)
Place d’Armes, 5500 Dinant
https://goo.gl/maps/rhWnrQmW4HUUxqSj8

Also parking here (EUR 2 per hour, 4 minutes walk to Notre Dame de Dinant)
Parking Public Dinant Centre
Rue Grande, 5500 Dinant
https://goo.gl/maps/Xt6fN5YmLnBhUoCn6

Nearby

It can be combined with the railbikes of Molignée (so much fun with kids!) and you can also visit the Maredsous abbey

Railbikes of Molignée

Riding a railbike through the Molignée valley is so much fun with kids – especially if you add the Maredsous abbey!!

Château de Vêves, one of the most beautiful medieval castles of Belgium offers a unique experience for children: they dress up as knights and princesses for a treasure hunt!

Château de Vêves

One of the most beautiful medieval castles of Belgium offers a unique experience for children

Parc Furfooz and the astonishing views at a 4km hike around the forest passing by the river Lesse

Park Furfooz

Astonishing views at a 4km hike around the forest in Furfooz passing by the river Lesse

The spectacular Walzin castle and a 4.7 km hike passing by the Lesse river

Walzin castle

The spectacular Walzin castle and a 4.7 km hike passing by the Lesse river

The Provincial Domain of Chevetogne, a vast domain of 600 hectares with playgrounds, sports facilities, pools, forests, lakes, gardens, a farm for kids

Domain of Grottes of Han, a huge domain with caves, wildlife park, playground, play structures along the path in the forest; a great experience for kids 

Grottes de Han

Huge domain with caves, wildlife park, playground, play structures along the path in the forest; a great experience for kids

It can be combined with Namur, the capital of Wallonia, which makes for a great day trip from Brussels! Climb up to the citadel with the cable car and enjoy the panoramic view of the city. The little train going around makes it easy to see even with young kids. Reine Fabiola, a small amusement park is right next to the citadel

Namur

Namur, the capital of Wallonia, makes for a great day trip from Brussels! Climb up to the citadel with the cable car and enjoy the panoramic view of the city. The little train going around makes it easy to see even with young kids. Reine Fabiola, a small amusement park is right next to the citadel

Address

About 1 hour 10 minutes SE of Schuman, Brussels (or 1 hour 40 minutes by public transport, the train station is just 10 minutes walk from Notre Dame de Dinant)

Free parking at the citadel (150 places)
Parking haut du téléphérique
Chemin de la Citadelle 15, 5500 Dinant
https://goo.gl/maps/NWfxaqf3ZCKzHLQ9A

There is free parking here (140 places, 10 minutes walk from the cable car entrance next to Notre Dame de Dinant)
Place d’Armes, 5500 Dinant
https://goo.gl/maps/rhWnrQmW4HUUxqSj8

Also parking here (EUR 2 per hour, 4 minutes walk to Notre Dame de Dinant)
Parking Public Dinant Centre
Rue Grande, 5500 Dinant
https://goo.gl/maps/Xt6fN5YmLnBhUoCn6

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