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Coordinates: 52°18′N 5°15′E / 52.300°N 5.250°E / 52.300; 5.250
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Harbour of Huizen
Harbour of Huizen
Flag of Huizen
Coat of arms of Huizen
Highlighted position of Huizen in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°18′N 5°15′E / 52.300°N 5.250°E / 52.300; 5.250
ProvinceNorth Holland
RegionAmsterdam metropolitan area
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorNiek Meijer (VVD)
 • Total23.32 km2 (9.00 sq mi)
 • Land15.81 km2 (6.10 sq mi)
 • Water7.51 km2 (2.90 sq mi)
Elevation3 m (10 ft)
 (January 2021)[4]
 • Total41,090
 • Density2,599/km2 (6,730/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Huizenaar, Huizer
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code035

Huizen (pronounced [ˈɦœyzə(n)] ) is a municipality and a village in the province of North Holland, the Netherlands.

The name "Huizen" is Dutch for "houses" and this usage has been linked to the belief that the first stone houses in the region, instead of the more common sod houses of the time, appeared here. Huizen is part of the metropolitan area of Amsterdam.



Huizen was originally an agricultural village, near the Zuiderzee until 1932. During winter the farmers went fishing, which started the development from an agricultural to a coastal village with a thriving fishing industry, stimulated by building the harbour around 1850. After the damming of the Zuiderzee in 1932, the old sea became a lake, and economic activity shifted towards industry and commerce.

In the 1960s the town was designated to build substantially large residential areas, to overcome the housing shortage in the region. From then on, the village took on an influx of people and grew rapidly.

Where the Phohi-flat now stands in Huizen, before World War II was a large transmitter intended to contact the Dutch East Indies, some 12.000 km away.

A post mill that stood in Huizen was dismantled in 1916. It was re-erected in 1919 at the Netherlands Open Air Museum, Arnhem, Gelderland.



Huizen is part of the Gooi area, well as the home of the rich and famous.

Map of Huizen, March 2014.

Local government

Huizen, church: de Oude Kerk

The municipal council of Huizen consists of 27 seats, which at the 2022 municipal elections divided as follows:[5]

  • VVD - 5 seats
  • Leefbaar Huizen - 4 seats
  • Dorpsbelangen Huizen - 4 seats
  • CDA - 3 seats
  • D66 - 3 seats
  • PvdA - 2 seats
  • GroenLinks - 2 seats
  • ChristenUnie - 2 seats
  • SGP - 1 seat
  • Transparant Huizen - 1 seat



With its population of close to 42,000, Huizen is one of the larger Dutch towns without railway connection. On a national level, it's preceded by Drachten and Oosterhout.

Notable people

Willem Oltmans, 1973




  1. ^ "Burgemeester mr. A.Ph. Hertog" (in Dutch). Gemeente Huizen. Archived from the original on 11 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 1276KB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Huizen municipal election 2022". www.verkiezingsuitslagen.nl (in Dutch). 16 March 2022. Retrieved 26 April 2024.