What Gives? 15 Things To Do In Durbuy, Belgium

Things to do in Durbuy

Durbuy is an enchantment by itself and is fabled as the tiniest town on the face of the Earth. It is, undoubtedly, one of the prettiest towns too. If you’ve always wanted to explore a place that’s a cobweb of cobbled streets and dotted with old stone houses, you’ve probably found the right place to see! Getting around isn’t much of a trouble, either, with an efficient railway system moving about the entirety of Belgium. Planning to visit soon? Check out our list of the 15 things to do in Durbuy, Belgium.

1. Laser Game Indoor Durbuy

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Posted by Laser Game Indoor Durbuy on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Laser Game Indoor Durbuy is a fun place for people of all ages. It offers interesting laser games that can be played individually or in teams. Most games last for about half an hour on average, and the aim is to shoot opponents as many times as possible. There are some packages available for purchase that include food such as pizza, crepes, waffles, and soft drinks. Access to the KidZone is also available with certain packages. Other alternatives that families should look forward to on their next visit include escape rooms, fast tags, and bowling.

Laser Game Indoor Durbuy

Address: Petit Barvaux 2, 6940 Barvaux, Belgium

Website: Laser Game Indoor Durbuy

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 10am - 7pm; Mon - Fri: 2 - 7pm

Price: 19 USD

2. Seggo Originale Eco Balade/Segway tour

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Posted by Seggo on Saturday, May 6, 2017

Set off on this all-weather exploration of Durbuy on a segway. Get a unique perspective of the town as you rumble along in this entertaining manner. You can choose from a variety of routes and distances to explore, depending on your individual interests. Pay attention during the short briefing that familiarizes you with the segway. This is an electrical vehicle that moves along silently and smoothly in the woods, on snow, and across the countryside. Groups require a minimum of two and a maximum of six people and weight limits also apply. There is a minimum age requirement and helmets are provided to ensure safety.

Seggo Originale Eco Balade

Address: Durbuy

Website: Seggo Originale Eco Balade

Price: 60 USD onwards

3. Anticline Durbuy

Anticline of Durbuy
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Juan Antonio Cordero used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Marvel at the rugged beauty of the anticline and click pictures to your heart’s content. This natural geological formation is set close to the old town area of Durbuy. It was formed due to the accumulation of sea sediments, a process that continued for millions of years. This anticline is more than 300 million years old, making it the “jewel in the crown of Durbuy’s natural heritage.” The highest point of the city is located at the summit of this rock formation.

Anticlinal Durbuy

Address: Chemin Touristique, 6940 Durbuy, Belgium

Website: Anticlinal Durbuy

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

4. Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Durbuy

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Posted by Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Durbuy on Monday, March 1, 2021

A facility listed as the main heritage of Wallonia, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Durbuy in the Halle aux Blés takes pride in its exhibitions that showcase the talents of Belgian artists. You will never have a dull moment here with its vast collection of modern and contemporary artworks. Housed in a heritage building that once housed a corn market, this museum also hosts an exhibition dedicated to Marcel Lucas, a renowned watercolor artist.

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Durbuy

Address: Rue du Comte Théodule d'Ursel 21, 6940 Durbuy, Belgium

Website: Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Durbuy

Opening hours: Mon: 1pm - 5pm; Fri: 1pm - 5pm; Sat - Sun: 1pm - 6pm (closed from Tue - Thu)

Price: 6 USD

5. Saint Nicholas Church

Saint Nicholas Church
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This church, built in the year 1632, is considered one of the most beautiful in Belgium. You can enjoy beautiful views of this church from various spots such as the anticline and the bridge. This lovely church organizes Sunday Eucharist every week. It also hosts concerts and exhibitions on a regular basis. There is also a cozy garden that you’re likely to chance upon if you go for a walk around the premises.

Saint Nicholas Church

Address: Rue du Comte Théodule d'Ursel 2, 6940 Durbuy, Belgium

Website: Saint Nicholas Church

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

6. La Canette Restaurant

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Ravioles aux cèpes, espuma à la tartufata et copeaux de parmesans. ?

Posted by La Canette on Saturday, August 29, 2020

Enjoy a delicious meal at this restaurant set at the heart of Durbuy. Housed in an 18th-century building, this charming restaurant offers you traditional French cuisine made with seasonal ingredients. Soak up the old-world ambiance of the interior with its vintage accessories and wooden furniture. You could also enjoy al fresco dining on the outdoor terrace in pleasant weather. Although the steak and mushrooms are worth a try, guests also recommend the lobster in butter sauce.

La Canette

Address: Rue Alphonse Eloy 1, 6940 Durbuy, Belgium

Website: La Canette

Opening hours: Fri - Tue: 6pm - 12am (closed on Wed & Thu)

7. Bar Tortuga

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Posted by Tortuga Bar Durbuy on Monday, April 26, 2021

Bar Tortuga is a pirate-themed place that makes you feel like it’s the real thing! The interior is made to look like a ship and has plenty of skulls, small ships, candles, and bottles of rum displayed all around. The staff is dressed as pirates and if you look really hard, you’re sure to spot one who looks like Captain Jack Sparrow himself. While the rum is quite good, there is beer and exotic cocktails on offer too.

Bar Tortuga

Address: Rue des Récollectines 8, 6940 Durbuy, Belgium

Website: Bar Tortuga

Opening hours: Fri: 7pm - 11:30pm; Sat: 12pm - 11:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 7pm (closed from Mon - Thu)

8. Topiary Park

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Source: Photo by user Donar Reiskoffer used under CC BY 3.0

This boxwood garden might be nestled in the tiniest township in the world, but it’s the largest of its kind. Take a slow walk on its pathways and admire the 250-odd sculptures that stand prominently across the single hectare (2.47 acres) of land. You would need a maximum of two hours to cover this place, and when you’re done, you can head over to its cafeteria, which has the backdrop of the town and its sights.

Topiary Park

Address: Rue de la Haie Himbe 1, 6940 Durbuy, Belgium

Website: Topiary Park

9. Dolmen Nord de Weris

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Ancient ruins are as fascinating as they come when you visit this historic site. Also referred to as the house of Megaliths in Weris, this site was apparently a location where a Neolithic community existed some 5,000 years back. There’s a small museum nearby where you can learn more about Dolmen Nord de Weris. Entrance is a nominal fee.

Dolmen Nord de Weris

Address: Rue des Dolmens 45, 6940 Durbuy, Belgium

Website: Dolmen nord de Weris

10. Durbuy Kayaks

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If kayaks and canoes are your thing, you should really check out Durbuy Kayaks. You’re guaranteed lots of fun and some spectacular sights. Just remember to bring a change of clothes along. You can even check their available packages online and make your reservation at the same time. Kayaks are in pretty good condition, and despite its river having a slow rhythm to it, you will, at the end of the line, smile as you get off and remove your mandatory life vests.

Durbuy Kayaks

Address: Rue de Lantigne 1, 6940 Durbuy, Belgium

Website: Durbuy Kayaks

11. Old Town of Durbuy

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A truly exquisite township that you’ll have to experience for yourself to truly understand what its vibe is all about. Take a slow walk around its cafes and then peek into the castle that looms over the place. You’re double in luck if you get to see its flowers in full bloom. You can speed things up by renting a bike and getting around. Take a short break and people watch or visit the park that’s close to the river Ourthe.

Old Town of Durbuy

Address: Durbuy, Belgium

Website: Old town of Durbuy

12. La Chevrerie d'Orzo

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Experience what life is like on a farm at Durbuy at La Chevrerie d'Orzo. For one, you’ll be able to see how goat cheese is made from the get-go, as well as a range of other products. Kids will love the chance to mingle with the animals and even possibly feed the goats. The drive down will give you a picturesque view of Ardennes. The cost to visit the place? No more than one Euro (1.18 USD)! Purchase some of their farm goods before checking out, or if you prefer to stay, ask about the camping regulations!

La Chevrerie d'Orzo

Address: Ozo 25a, Izier, 6941 Durbuy, Belgium

Website: La Chevrerie d'Orzo

13. Adventure Valley Durbuy

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adventure valley

Posted by Adventure Valley Durbuy on Friday, April 2, 2021

This awesome place for outdoor activities can be enjoyed by kids, teens and even adults too. Things you can enjoy doing here include ziplining, kayaking, and glamping. A word of advice; if you’re taking part in Adventure Valley’s Acrobranches activity, you might want to protect your hands with gloves as it can get rough! As there are quite a number of entries to do in a day, you’d be better off on a pay-as-you-go mode instead of a full-works blue bracelet package.

Adventure Valley Durbuy

Address: Rue Rome 1, 6940 Durbuy, Belgium

Website: Adventure Valley Durbuy

14. Le Labyrinthe de Barvaux-Durbuy

Labyrint barvaux
Source: Photo by user Benoit.dessucy used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Fancy finding your way around in a maze? Why not go all out and try one of the biggest mazes in the world for size? They’re so good at constructing natural labyrinths, other countries call in for help and guidance. Set aside a couple of hours as you’ll want to enjoy every bit of it. The only minor drawback would be that some of the clues to get around are in the local language. If you’re feeling quirky, try the maze that’s made out of, well, maize.

Le Labyrinthe de Barvaux-Durbuy

Address: Rue Basse Commene, Barvaux, 6940 Durbuy, Belgium

Website: Le Labyrinthe de Barvaux-Durbuy

15. Radhadesh: Chateau de Petite Somme

Radhadesh Château de Petite-Somme 9
Source: Photo by user Wouter Hagens used under CC BY-SA 3.0

A religious site that is essentially a temple located in a breathtaking valley. Guided tours are available in English and French, and it’ll cost you around 14 Euros (16.5 USD) to explore the entire site. The price includes complimentary cookies from the local bakery and an entry into the museum too. Entrance to the place itself is free of charge. If you’re up for it, there are yoga classes every morning and evening too!

Radhadesh: Chateau de Petite Somme

Address: Petite Somme 5, 6940 Durbuy, Belgium

Website: Radhadesh - Chateau de Petite Somme

The wrap up

Durbuy city
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Ravindra Hegade used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Yes, Durbuy is indeed an unexpected turn in Belgium. Who would’ve known that it nestled a fantastic maze theme park and a Hare Krishna temple within its territories? Drop by soon and explore the many nooks and corners of the city. It might wind you down at the end of the trip, but it’ll be worth every sight!

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