De Wijk is a village in the Netherlands province of Drenthe. It is located in the municipality of De Wolden, and is about 7 km southeast of Meppel. It is home to Rijksmonument 39657, De Wieker Meule.

De Wijk
Villa Voorwijk
Villa Voorwijk
De Wijk is located in Drenthe
De Wijk
De Wijk
Location of De Wijk in Drenthe
De Wijk is located in Netherlands
De Wijk
De Wijk
De Wijk (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°40′24″N 6°17′28″E / 52.67333°N 6.29111°E / 52.67333; 6.29111Coordinates: 52°40′24″N 6°17′28″E / 52.67333°N 6.29111°E / 52.67333; 6.29111
Country Netherlands
Province Drenthe
Municipality De Wolden
 • Total10.90 km2 (4.21 sq mi)
Elevation2.8 m (9.2 ft)
 • Total2,965
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0522

De Wijk was a separate municipality until 1998, when it became a part of De Wolden.[3]


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'.

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  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 7957AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 11 April 2022.
  3. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. "KNAW > Publicaties > Detailpagina". Archived from the original on 2007-02-20. Retrieved 2009-12-03.
  4. ^ "Mr. J.A.G. baron de Vos van Steenwijk". Dutch Parliament (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 March 2022.