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De Wijk was a separate municipality until 1998, when it became a part of De Wolden.
De Wijk originated in the Middle Ages. In 1325, the monastery of Ruinen moved here, and this had a very strong impact on the development of the village. In 1672, marauding troops destroyed everything around de Havixhorst, including de Wijk. The monastery of Ruinen and mill of Dickninge also got destroyed. In 1811, the municipality of De Wijk was established. This municipality included de Wijk, Koekange, Oshaar, Rogat, de Schiphorst and de Stapel. After World War II the village was extended with new houses on the south side of the village. In 1998, the municipality of de Wijk became the new and current municipality 'De Wolden'.
- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "De Wijk". Map of the former municipality in 1908.