The Citadel of Namur

Built on an impressive rocky spur, this exceptional heritage site has conserved traces of each period of its 2000-year-old history. Once a residence for the Counts of Namur in the Middle Ages, then transformed into a holiday home by King Leopold II, it is now a sought-out location for events, guided visits and walks in a verdant surrounding with spectacular views over the city.


Situated in the ancient barracks of Terra Nova, the Visitor’s Centre is a must-see before embarking on your journey. You will discover 2000 years of urban and military history alongside the history of Namur and its Citadel, thanks to a dynamic and educational set up.



Aside from the new Visitor’s Centre, several guided tours are available:

  • Underground tour: New guided tour with scenography ! Venture into the heart of “Europe’s Termite Mound” and explore the longest underground passages of the Old Continent, which lay within a Citadel.
  • Visit the area by tourist train: Make the most of this guided tour and admire the magnificent panoramic views of Namur.


Open access to the Visitor’s Centre: €4

Tour on the tourist train : €6

the underground passages : €10

Citadel Pass (Guided tour on the tourist train, tour of the underground passages and tour of the Visitor’s Centre): € 15


Route Merveilleuse 64, Namur, Belgique

+3281 65 45 00

From 15 February until 31 March , open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., (except on Monday) and from 10 6 p.m. week-end and holidays.

From    1 April until 26 September, every day from 10 a.m. until 6.30 p.m

From 27 September until 7 November, every day in the week from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. (except on Monday) and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m week-end and holidays.

From 8 November until 23 December, every day from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. (except on Monday)

Closed on 24 December at 12 p.m. and on 25 December.

Closed on 31 December at 12 p.m. and on 1 January 2022

See also

Parc Attractif Reine Fabiola
Made In Namur
The Great Underground Passages of the Citadel of Namur
Military Heritage - The Citadel of Namur
La Reine Blanche
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