The university canteen

The Arsenal, the University of Namur’s canteen, offers fast, quality food in a pleasant atmosphere, adapted to your budget.

The Arsenal takes its role in helping combat global warming seriously, making good use of limited energy and water resources and promoting sustainable food production. It offers good food with a preference for local, seasonal produce that is organic and economically sustainable.

La cafet

Open every day from noon to 1:00pm on the ground floor, La Cafet offers a selection of sandwiches, soups and pasta dishes.

Le resto

On the first floor, the self-service cafeteria is open every day from noon until 1:30pm and offers a wide range of reasonably-priced, healthy options, including soup, a salad bar, daily specials and a vegetarian dish, as well as a regular menu of hot and cold dishes.

The vegetarian dish contains wholefoods of nutritionally higher quality than refined foods, with no additives or chemical residues, and includes cereals, fresh vegetables and a salad with first cold-pressed oil, together with either plant proteins (e.g. pulses, nuts or seeds) or animal proteins (e.g. eggs or cheese).

A reduction of up to 40% is available with your student card.  For more information, please see the Arsenal website.

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Restaurants and sandwich bars

In and around the university area, there are over thirty restaurants and sandwich bars to choose from.

Prices are for example:

  • A ‘dago’ (long sandwich) – prices from €2.50
  • Dish of the day – prices from €10.

For help in choosing a restaurant, you can visit the website of Namur’s tourist information office.

Markets and shops

Place Marché aux légumes

The main market takes place on Saturday mornings, mostly in the area of the university.  There are however other markets during the week in different areas of Namur:

  • Tuesdays from 8:00am to 1:00pm – Salzinnes, Place Louise Godin
  • Wednesdays from noon to 6:30pm – Namur, Place de la Station
  • Thursdays from 8:00am to 1:00pm – Jambes, Place de Wallonie
  • Fridays from 3:00pm to 7:00pm – La Plante, Avenue Félicien Rops (organic and farmers’ market).

There is also a large number of general food shops close to the university.

For alternative shops, try:

  • Oxfam Magasins du Monde: 11 Rue Haute Marcelle
  • L'Empreinte Belge: 22 Rue Godefroid (very close to the university)
  • Natura Bio: 47 Chaussée de Waterloo

Start cooking…


Just don your apron and start cooking for you and your flatmates!

The bookshops are overflowing with cookbooks and you can find thousands of recipes on the internet.  Here are some ideas to start you off:

Bon appétit !

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