Why go to Namur?
This city is ideal for leisurely sightseeing on foot, with its charming cobblestones and scenic views
Not many ships stop here so if you're set on visiting via sea, you can't be picky about the cruise line
Though it's actually sizable, Namur seems more like a small town and is easy to explore
Namur Cruise Port Facilities?
There is no formal port facility. All services -- businesses that change money, style hair and sell aspirins and other health products -- can be found within a 10-minute walk. The tourism office on Rue de Fer has public bathroom facilities.
Good to Know?
While traversing the city, walkers should be on the lookout for the gold seashell decoration that occasionally pops up amid the cobblestones. These mark one of the routes of Camino de Santiago (also known as The Way of St. James or simply The Way) that pilgrims take on their journey to the shrine of St. James in Galicia, northwestern Spain.
Want to play another fun game of "I Spy" in Namur? Look for snail imagery. The snail is the city's symbol. Folks say it invites them to move more slowly and enjoy life. Still, it's not a sacred animal: you'll also see diners enjoying "les petits gris" in creamy garlic sauce.
On Foot: This is the best way to enjoy Namur. It's a small city, very walkable, with even crosstown treks taking only 20 minutes or so. Much of the town center -- including the old city and the commercial area -- is pedestrianized.
By Tram: Tourists can opt to reach the top of Citadelle via "Citad'In" shuttle service. The 25-minute ride leaves from the city center. Tickets are EUR5 for those under 18, seniors and teacher, EUR5 for those 18 plus. Children under 6 years old are free.
By Taxi: Taxis can be found around the train station at Place de la Station.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
The official currency is the euro. Currency can be exchanged at Goffin Change at Rue Rogier, 28 and a Western Union at Rue Rogier, 29. The latter also has an ATM. For currency conversion figures, visit www.xe.com.
Where You're Docked?
There's only one place in the city where long ships can dock. It is officially called Quai des Joghiers, but not many people know it by this name. If lost, ask locals to point you toward the point where the Meuse meets Boulevard Isabelle Brunel.
There is no formal port building where passengers disembark. Instead, passengers walk out onto a pedestrian walkway along the river, which is popular with locals, especially younger ones. There are multiple sets of steps and passageways so passengers can move from the walkway into the city center, which is five minutes away on foot.