See & do
Art and culture
Especially for art lovers the town of Huizen has plotted a tour along a number of sculptures. This tour gives a varied overview of Huizen’s works of art and memorials. There are quite some galleries you can visit, like De Rookerij for example. Every second weekend of October, during the gallery tour, our artists and painters exhibit their work.
Pay a visit to the historical Huizen museum, the Schoutenhuis. In this building you will also find the Tourist Information Center (called VVV in Dutch).
Huizen has a lot to offer for all kinds of sports lovers. Here you can go swimming, skiing, golfing, bowling, surfing, play tennis and much more. The Sijsjesberg is probably the Gooi area’s most beautiful outdoor swimming pool, maybe even one of Holland’s most beautiful pools! Indoor swimming is possible at swimming pool De Meent. Skiing club De Wolfskamer has some nice skiing and boarding slopes. Young people have the time of their life going karting and lasergaming at Coronel Kartracing. If you want to go sailing, just rent a boat at the Zeilcollege – Sailing college – at the entrance to the harbour.
Nature lovers can indulge themselves in the Gooi area’s scenery. There are many splendid hiking and cycling tours. Cycling is one of the most popular holiday and leisure activities. The Gooi and Vecht area offers a wide range of beautiful cycling tours. You can even put together your own cycling tour at www.routeyou.com .
Whether you want to go see a movie or visit a theatre, it is all available in Huizen. The cinema at Plein 2000 has all the latest movies. There are three theatres in Huizen: De Graaf Wichman, the Plankenierstheater and De Boerderij, an original farm house built in 1865, which is located in the old town center.
Huizen’s main shopping area is situated around the old church and the Oude Raadhuisplein, and it consists of over 120 attractive shops. Furthermore Huizen is one of the few municipalities in the Gooi area that offers free parking, both in the streets and in car parks. You do need to have a (blue) parking disc though.
The second shopping area is the Oostermeent, the gateway to Huizen, located on the ring road. It consists of around 60 shops, laid out spaciously with a lively plaza that is used for a number of activities like the Spring Market.
Other Huizen shopping centers are the Kostmand, the Holleblok and the Phohi shopping center.