Holidays in Citadel of Huy

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Citadel of Huy showing château or palace, heritage architecture and a park

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.

129 Cheap Hotels Near Citadel of Huy

Hotel - Ferme du Chateau D'ahin
Hotel - Ferme du Chateau D'ahin
2 out of 5
The price is AU$197 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
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. Chateau de Donceel ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
tout confort
"magnifique lieu alliant le charme campagnard à un intérieur moderne et propre"

Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2020

Hotel - Ferme du Chateau D'ahin
Hotel Sirius
Hotel Sirius
3 out of 5
Quai De Compiegne 47, Huy
The price is AU$213 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Situated in Huy, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Citadel of Huy and within 6 miles (10 km) of Collegiale Sainte Ode and Château de Jehay. Chateau de Donceel ...
4/5 Very Good! (24 reviews)
One night stay
"We didn't like the rooms and the girlfriend said she hoped the had changed the sheets. It wasn't the best Hotel weve stayed at,"

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 2017

Hotel Sirius
Detached Holiday Home in Castle Park near Center of Huy
Detached Holiday Home in Castle Park near Center of Huy
3.5 out of 5
Situated in Huy, this holiday home is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Citadel of Huy and within 9 miles (15 km) of Collegiale Sainte Ode and Château de Jehay. Chateau de ...
Detached Holiday Home in Castle Park near Center of Huy
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Citadel of Huy Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Domaine du Château de la Neuville
Domaine du Château de la Neuville
3 out of 5
Avenue de l'industrie, 62, Tihange, Huy
The price is AU$153 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
Domaine du Château de la Neuville
Hotel Sirius
Hotel Sirius
3 out of 5
Quai De Compiegne 47, Huy
The price is AU$213 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Hotel Sirius
Hotel - Ferme du Chateau D'ahin
Hotel - Ferme du Chateau D'ahin
2 out of 5
The price is AU$197 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Hotel - Ferme du Chateau D'ahin
Detached Holiday Home in Castle Park near Center of Huy
Detached Holiday Home in Castle Park near Center of Huy
3.5 out of 5
Detached Holiday Home in Castle Park near Center of Huy
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
3.5 out of 5
Rue Fernand Piette 23, Wanze, Walloon Region
Spacious, Swanky and Elegant Mansion, Looking Like a Dream Next to the Meuse River
Domaine Sur Les Sarts
Domaine Sur Les Sarts
3.5 out of 5
79 Rue Sur les Sarts, Ohey, Wallonie
The price is AU$193 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Domaine Sur Les Sarts
Naxhelet Golf Club
Naxhelet Golf Club
4 out of 5
Rue Naxhelet, 1, Wanze
The price is AU$260 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Naxhelet Golf Club
The shelter "under the trees": lodging for rural stay for 4 to 6 people.
The shelter "under the trees": lodging for rural stay for 4 to 6 people.
The shelter "under the trees": lodging for rural stay for 4 to 6 people.
Château de Vierset
Château de Vierset
3.5 out of 5
Rue la Coulée 1, Vierset-Barse, Modave
Château de Vierset
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.