Achouffe is a small village in the municipality of Houffalize. In January 1945 it gained a position of great strategic significance during the Battle of Achouffe.
The burning of the University of Leuven Library in 1914 led to the loss of a quarter of a million manuscripts. 26 years later it was burnt down again.
Hortense Clews (born Hortense Daman) was a courageous member of the Belgian resistance movement in her teens, and a survivor of Ravensbrück.