The Citadel of Namur


We advise you to regularly consult the Citadel of Namur website, and to book your visit in advance.

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 2 January to 25 February, every day from 10 am to 5 pm (closed on Mondays).

• From 26 February to 1 April, from 10 am to 5 pm and from 10 am to 6 pm on weekends and holidays.

• From 2 April to 30 September, every day from 10 am to 6.30 pm. Closed on 19 September.

• From 1 October to 6 November, every weekday from 10 am to 5 pm and from 10 am to 6 pm on weekends and holidays.

• From 7 November to 24 February 2023, daily from 10 am to 5 pm (closed on Mondays).

• Closed on 24/12 at 12 noon and 25/12 inclusive. Closed on 31/12 at 12 noon and 1/1/2023 inclusive.

See also

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