Belgium Under the Radar – Dinant

Belgium Under the Radar – Dinant, Dinant, Belgium (B)

In this fourth post (already!) in the Belgium Under the Radar series we’re diving head first into history, beer, music and wars.

Dinant is a small French-speaking city, located on the steep and narrow banks of the Meuse River in the province of Namur. Because of its strategic setting, Dinant has seen many battles and destructions. Particularly the demolition of the city by Duke Philip the Good and his son Charles the Bold in 1466 was one to remember. They threw down an uprising by setting fire to the city, throwing 800 inhabitants into the river and destroying a part of the church.

The city has a few extremely interesting features. Its impressive citadel overlooks the rest of the city from a 100-meter-high cliff, there’s a magnificent church, it used to be the home of Adolphe Sax and one of my favorite Belgian beers, Leffe, is brewed here. It’s the setting of a fascinating legend as well. Nearby attractions are accessible caves, beautiful gardens and a picturesque castle. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Belgium Under the Radar – Dinant
Guide Location: Belgium » Dinant
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Bram Reusen
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Notre-Dame Church
  • citadel of Dinant
  • Abbey of Leffe
  • Rocher Bayard
  • Cave ‘La Merveilleuse’
  • Château de Vêves
  • The Charles de Gaulle Bridge