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Chateau de Bouillon

Espl. Godefroid de Bouillon 1, Bouillon 6830, Belgium
+32 61 46 82 73
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Nice castle

Nice place, beautiful view on the Semois and surrendering. Pleasant spectacle/falconry show. A must... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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great castle

We went there off-season, and it was very quit. There was still a bird show though. We took the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Antwerp, Belgium
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One of the most impressive remains of feudalism in Europe and the oldest feudal vestige in Belgium. Its origins go back to the 8th century. It is a key account for the medieval architecture and is famous for the 1st crusade, lead by Godfrey of Bouillon. The Castle was used for military purposes until 1830. From the top of the main tower, you can admire a wonderful view on the Semois river and its meanders. Included in the visit : falconry show and permanent didactic exhibition. Also included : permanent exhibition "Scriptura", the history of writing from the Middel Ages until the XXst century.
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  • Average6%
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3 weeks ago
“great castle”
4 weeks ago
“Very different castle”
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Espl. Godefroid de Bouillon 1, Bouillon 6830, Belgium
+32 61 46 82 73
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, beautiful view on the Semois and surrendering. Pleasant spectacle/falconry show. A must to visit in Bouillon

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there off-season, and it was very quit. There was still a bird show though. We took the audio guide which explains everything very good. the tour takes about 2h and the bird show about another 1/2h. Great castle! Parking in front of the...More

1  Thank R S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unlike many castles in Europe, the castle in Bouillon was not built as a show-off house for some wealthy nobility. It is much older and truly functioned to control a centuries old trade route. This means that it is not a museum of someone's wealth,...More

1  Thank kbpneacl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you visit the a bit "hidden away" village of Bouillon, you of course have to vivit the castle, telling the story of Godefroy the knight, the protector of the village bak in the middle age. A really nice place and a fantastic overview of...More

Thank Johnny O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped on our way while driving from Belgium back to Paris France. The town was very picturesque and quaint as it sits along a beautiful, peaceful river. We were not able to tour the inside of the castle but saw much of the exterior...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 3 May 2017

If you are in the region you must visit the chateau and don't forget to get an audioguide! The views are spectacular and there are lots to see in the chateau so don't rush your visit. The birdshow was a great bonus, kids loved it!

1  Thank Niklas K
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Only interesting if you have a guide (book/audioguide), if you are on your own you can enjoy the atmosphere and view, but that's it. The history of the castle goes much deeper than the building itself. The falconry show makes it complete. During summer there...More

Thank DiDe1973
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Well preserved castle with all kinds of nooks and crannies. Kids loved it as did the adults. The bird show was nice as well. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the neighbourhood.

1  Thank Dieuwertje E
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Quite interesting to look round for 20 minutes or so. Lots of steps to climb and things to see. Best if you get a guide book (can buy at the entrance) as otherwise you won't know what any of it is.

Thank JimboAndCoco
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This castle doesn't really offer much to see, and, in my opinion, not really worth the admission price. There is no signage so you really must buy an audioguide, which should really be included. I did not but it, and maybe that's why I wasn't...More

Thank Donna W
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How do I get to this castle from Brussels?
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Route: 153.7 km, 1 hr 42 min My Notes Type your route notes here (up to 120 characters). A Brussels, Belgium A–B: 153.7 km 1 hr 42 min 1. Depart Jacques de Lalaingstraat / Rue Jacques de Lalaing toward Rue de Toulouse... More