On 24 May the Dalai Llama will open the new Buddhist temple at the Tibetan Yeunten Ling Centre set in the gardens of an 18th-century château.
For a different religious experience the Li Rondia, the recently installed roseate stained glass radial window in the Collegial de Notre Dame, has a nine metre diameter, making it the largest in Belgium. The church, which was extensively rebuilt following World War 2, dates from the 13th century and has a display of rare medieval gold and silver ecclesiastical objects.
The imposing Fortress of Huy, built by the Dutch in the 19th century was an interrogation centre for the Nazis in World War 2, and now houses a museum dedicated to the Belgian resistance during the war
The Huy Museum, set in a 13th-century convent in the centre of the town, has an extensive collection of paintings and porcelain in a series of rooms set around its graceful cloistered courtyards.
The Li Cwerneu is a top gastronomic restaurant run by award-winning chef Arabelle Meirlaen whose unique combinations of flavours she calls ‘intuitive cooking’. Try the delicious foie gras with almonds, or the Breton lobster and a succulent risotto.
At the Primavera, expect good Italian and French cuisine with specialities of the Mosan gastronomy of the area.
Les Soeurs Grises a few metres from the Grand Place, has sampling menus that give you the chance to try a variety of menus from locally sourced produce, served on the wide terrace outside the restaurant.
The Best Western Hôtel Sirius (rooms from €90) is on La Rive Gauche – the Left Bank of the Meuse with lovely river views.
The Domaine du Château de La Neuville (rooms from €80) is a magnificent 18th-century château set on the Meuse, 2km from the centre of Huy, boasting an excellent restaurant.
The family run Hôtel du Fort et sa Réserve (rooms from €60) is on the Right Bank of the river close to the city centre and the Grand Place.
The main shopping area of Huy is in the pedestrian areas close to the Grand Place in the centre. For jewellery try La Fée Tarabiscotée or stock up on delicious Saint-Mengold cheese at Au Pannier Gourmand (15 Rue Nalonsart).
The main shopping area of Huy is in the pedestrian areas close to the Grand Place in the centre. For jewellery try La Fée Tarabiscotée (5 Rue des Fouarges) or stock up on delicious Saint-Mengold cheese at Au Pannier Gourmand. Buy the best local produce at the weekly market (Avenue des Ardennes) on Wednesday mornings on the Right Bank.
La Petite Cour is a friendly café bar with its own courtyard for an early evening drink on a soft May evening.
The Escalier, plays music from the alternative scene plus heavy metal and rock on Thursdays with local DJs. Not the place for a quiet drink, perhaps.