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Dinant at a Glance

The small city of Dinant lies between the Meuse River and a high cliff. A citadel looms on the cliffs over town and the churches and medieval buildings make for an atmospheric visit and good photography. Trains and buses run to Dinant from the larger city of Namur making Dinant a fun day trip destination.

Once in the city, enjoy yourself with a river cruise along the Meuse, or a cable car ride up to the citadel. The nearby city of Freyr has a renaissance chateau with river views and formal gardens. If you elect not to stray from Dinant, stroll the streets, visit the church and snag a table at a sidewalk cafe for some people watching and a snack.  

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May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      • Railroad Gare de Dinant
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      Severe Weather: Dinant can be chilly and rainy during the winter months so come prepared with appropriate clothes. Year round weather is mild and snow is rare.

      Safety Concerns: Be wary of pickpockets in touristy areas, otherwise take normal safety precautions. Avoid dark, deserted areas at night. Keep cash and valuables out of sight and consider using a hotel safe to store your passport. 

      Health Concerns: Dinant has clean drinking water and good public health.