Huy is located where the Hoyoux river flows into the Meuse, halfway between Liege and Namur. Like many strategically located towns in Belgium, Huy has been continually besieged throughout its history; it suffered great damage in the 17th century from the French under Louis XIV. The Citadel (built by the Dutch and used by the Nazis as a detention center) and the Collegiate Church of Notre Dame, next-door-neighbors to each other at the edge of the Meuse, are the town's two main sights.
Huy has a population of 19,000.
Ben-Ahin and Tihange are boroughs within the municipal district of Huy.