Venhuizen (West Frisian: Fenhúze) (population: 4,364) is a town in the north-western Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia, in the municipality of Drechterland. Venhuizen was a separate municipality until 1 January 2006, when it was merged with the existing municipality of Drechterland. It was decided to call the new municipality Drechterland.
On a map of the Hollands Noorderkwartier from 1288 is Venhuizen mentioned as Veenhusen. The name could be referring to houses at or in the fen. The Dutch Reformed church dates from the 15th century. The other large church is the Roman Catholic St. Lucaskerk (St. Lucas church), built in 1956. It's also locally called the tough (robust) church (nl: stoere).
- Mathieu Boots (23 June 1976), soccer player
- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Venhuizen". Map of the former municipality in 1868.
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