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Citadel of Huy

Discover the turbulent history of this 19th-century fortress as you explore prison cells and interrogation areas used when it was a World War II prison camp.

Take the cable car to the Citadel de Huy for incredible views over the town of Huy and the Meuse River. The fortress was originally built in the Middle Ages, damaged during the 16th-century Franco-Dutch wars and War of Spanish Succession and then dismantled entirely after the Barrier Treaty. After the Dutch took over the region it was rebuilt in the early 1800s to ward off a possible attack from the French. Imagine a large army of 600 housed within.

Learn about the fort’s long history of detaining political prisoners, first with the Belgian Legion revolutionaries and then during World War II. Between 1940 and 1944, over 7,000 political prisoners were kept in the Citadel of Huy; many were later sent to German concentration camps.

Step back in time to revisit the sad history of World War II as you explore interrogation rooms, dungeons and prison cells. The eerie atmosphere of the rooms stands as testimony to the brutal Nazi regime. The Citadel of Huy houses a museum relating to World War II, which tells the stories of some of the prisoners kept here, the Belgian Resistance and the happier days of Huy’s liberation from German occupation.

View interactive multimedia presentations bringing this period of history alive for visitors. Several spots around the courtyard and citadel memorialize the dead of the Citadel of Huy and the victims of concentration camps.

The Citadel of Huy and its museum are open daily. There is an entry fee, but children enter for free. Purchase tickets for the cable car from the station on rue d’Arsins near the Maison de Batta or hike up to the fort. If you want an aerial view of the fort, it’s worth paying the transportation fee, as the cable car passes just over the top, giving you a view into the triangular courtyard as well as Huy and the River Meuse.


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Hotel Sirius

Quai De Compiegne 47, Huy
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Huy, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Citadel of Huy and within 6 miles (10 km) of Collegiale Sainte Ode and Château de Jehay. Chateau de Donceel is 12.4 mi (19.9 km) away. Huy Station is 13 minutes by foot and Huy Statte Station is 27 minutes.

    Hotel - Ferme du Chateau D'ahin £110
    Hotel - Ferme du Chateau D'ahin

    Hotel - Ferme du Chateau D'ahin

       
      2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Huy, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Citadel of Huy and within 9 miles (15 km) of Collegiale Sainte Ode and Château de Jehay. Franc-Waret Castle and Chateau de Donceel are also within 20 miles (32 km). Huy Statte Station is 30 minutes by foot.

      Spacious, Swanky and Elegant Mansion, Looking Like a Dream Next to the Meuse River
      Spacious, Swanky and Elegant Mansion, Looking Like a Dream Next to the Meuse River

      Spacious, Swanky and Elegant Mansion, Looking Like a Dream Next to the Meuse River

      Rue Fernand Piette 23, Wanze, Walloon Region
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Wanze, this luxury holiday home is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Citadel of Huy and within 20 miles (32 km) of Franc-Waret Castle and Museum "Winter 1944". University of Namur and Sir Hugh Fraser of Lovat Monument are also within 25 miles (40 km). Bas-Oha Station is 6 minutes by foot and Huy Statte Station is 29 minutes.

        Domaine du Château de la Neuville £90
        Domaine du Château de la Neuville

        Domaine du Château de la Neuville

        Avenue de l'industrie, 62, Tihange, Huy
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Collegiale Sainte Ode and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Citadel of Huy. Château de Jehay and Chateau de Donceel are also within 12 miles (20 km). Ampsin Station is 20 minutes by foot.

          Naxhelet Golf Club £155
          Naxhelet Golf Club

          Naxhelet Golf Club

          Rue Naxhelet, 1, Wanze
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Wanze, this spa hotel is 4.6 mi (7.5 km) from Citadel of Huy and within 12 miles (20 km) of Château de Jehay and Collegiale Sainte Ode. Chateau de Donceel and Church of Limont are also within 12 miles (20 km).

            Château de Vierset
            Château de Vierset

            Château de Vierset

            Rue la Coulée 1, Vierset-Barse, Modave
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Citadel of Huy, Ouffet la Chateau and Collegiale Sainte Ode. Château de Jehay is 10 mi (16.2 km) away.

              Modern Cottage in Marchin With Swimming Pool
              Modern Cottage in Marchin With Swimming Pool

              Modern Cottage in Marchin With Swimming Pool

                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in a rural location, this cottage is within 12 miles (20 km) of Citadel of Huy, Five Nations Golf Club and Ouffet la Chateau. Collegiale Sainte Ode and Sir Hugh Fraser of Lovat Monument are also within 12 miles (20 km).

                Domaine Sur Les Sarts £110
                Domaine Sur Les Sarts

                Domaine Sur Les Sarts

                79 Rue Sur les Sarts, Ohey, Wallonie
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in a rural location, this guesthouse is 6.2 mi (10 km) from Citadel of Huy and within 16 miles (25 km) of Château de Jehay and Franc-Waret Castle. Sir Hugh Fraser of Lovat Monument and Radhadesh are also within 20 miles (32 km).