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Cruise ships up to 135 metres in lenght can moor at Huizen. The well- equipped docks for these vesells are in the Nautical Quarter of the former fishing village. The Nautical Quarter is a real tourist transfer point, where bicycles and e-bikes can be rented. At the Old Harbour you will find Kalkovens restaurant and the Botterwerf boat yard, complete with forge. There is plenty of parking for coaches and buses.
Below you will find just some of the wonderful attractions and activities Huizen has to offer.
Home to history
A number of authentic botters are also moored there. These historical fishing boats are a reminder of the rich past of Huizen as an important fishing village on the former Zuiderzee. This harbour housed more than 100 botters in the late nineteenth century. After the construction of the Afsluitdijk, the saltwater Zuiderzee was transformed into the freshwater IJsselmeer, bringing an end to the fishing industry in Huizen. The botters that still exist are painstakingly maintained and can be hired complete with crew for pleasure trips.
The walking route Huizer Melkmeisje (historical story) passes through the historical streets and past the farms and Dutch Protestant Church that have been preserved. This walking route can be obtained from the VVV tourist information desk in the Huizer Museum, which is located in the old village. A tour guide for the walk can also be arranged. The Huizer Museum is a cultural history museum which depicts the history of Huizen and preserves and manages the historical objects.
authentic Dutch place
Huizen has a charming shopping centre with several pavement cafés. Huizen also has plenty to offer cyclists. Huizen Statues and Works of Art is an inspirational cycling trip that passes around thirty statues that are erected in public places. A route map can be obtained from the tourist information center at the Huizer Museum. The Erfgooiers route, the Gooilust route and the Gooische Rijkdom culinary cycle route are also very interesting.