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The Citadel of Namur

A new perspective on history

With the Citadelle Pass, discover 2000 years of history !



Following the decision of the "National Security Council" of Thursday, March 12, 2020, the Terra Nova Visitor Centre at the Namur Citadel, including the underground guided tour, the self-service "Made In Namur", the tourist train route, the hunts anniversaries and all visits to the site from Terra Nova will not take place from Saturday, March 14 to Friday, April 3, 2020 included. The Fortified Estate of the Citadel remains open at the promenade from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The toilets will not be accessible.

For all visits already planned, the booking service will contact you directly by all possible means: phone, sms, mail, mail in order to hear your intentions to postpone or cancel in which case the refund will be made.

Third-party room rentals within the Terra Nova barracks are also cancelled.

Given the exceptional nature of the measure, we thank you for your understanding and kindness and hope with all our heart to welcome you very soon to the site.

The Terra Nova Visitor Center

Discover 2000 years of European urban and military history through the history of the city and the Citadel.

Photographs, panels, models, and videos in a modern and dynamic staging.

Audio-guides available in French, Dutch, English, German, Spanish and Chinese.

Free tour

The underground passages

Guided tour of the underground passages.

Discover their history: the construction techniques, the way they were used, how the soldiers lived there at the time and much more.

3D animations, projections, sound effects.

Nicknamed the termites' nest of Europe by Napoleon.

The tourist train

Take a tour with a commentary on the tourist train.

Discover the fortifications the picturesque way aboard the tourist train, and admire the magnificent panoramic views of the city and the Meuse valley.

Special commentary for children (on request from the driver).


  • Souvenir, book and gift shop.
  • The Made in Namur, self-service restaurant with local products to eat on the spot or take away.
  • Picnic area.
  • “Welcome bike” label.
  • Brewerie and restaurants.
  • Many events are organised throughout the year




Every day except Mondays :
2 January - 21 February 2020 : 10am to 5 pm

(school holidays and public holidays : open every day)

Every day of the week :
22 February - 31 March : 10am to 6pm
1 April - 27 September : 10am to 6.30pm
28 September - 8 November : 10am to 6pm

Every day except Mondays :
9 November - 23 december 2021 : 10am to 5pm
(during school holidays and public holidays : open every day)

Annual closure :
24 december - 1 january 2021


  - 6 years old - 18 years old adults groups
(min 15 p)
Citadelle Pass 0€ 12€ 15€ 14€
Underground galleries 0€ 8€ 10€ 9€
The tourist train 0€ 5€ 6€ 5€

The Visitor Centre

0€ 3€ 4€ 8€ (guided tour)


  • Bus: Tec-bus line 3, leaving from the Namur train station, stop: Rond Point Thonar.
  • Auto: E411, exit Namur Centre ; Route Merveilleuse (behind the Casino) ; Parking Terra Nova and Esplanade.
  • At the foot of the Citadel : follow « Terra Nova ».