Huizum is a residential area of the municipality of Leeuwarden in the province of Friesland, Netherlands. It has approximately 9,000 inhabitants. Huizum was formerly part of Leeuwarderadeel and incorporates a former village.

Coat of arms of Huizum


Huizum has three sections: Huizum-West, Huizum-Oost and Huizum-Dorp (Huizum West, Huizum East and Huizum Village). Huizum-Dorp is a former village; Huizum village church [nl], whose oldest section dates to the 12th century, was declared a Rijksmonument in 1967.[1] Huizum-West was developed in the early 20th century. The Hollanderwijk [nl] section, built in 1914–1915, was designed by Willem Cornelis de Groot and in 2007 was declared a protected national monument in the category of villages and towns.[2][3]

Village church


Huizum-Dorp was built on a terp, indicating that it was inhabited before the creation of dykes around 1000 CE. The first written record of the settlement is in a letter dated 1149 from Wibald, Abbot of Corvey to the Bishop of Utrecht. In addition to Huizum, which means "by the houses", a reference to stinsen or residences of the nobility once located there, it has in the past been known as Husma, Hwsmanghae and Husum.[4]

Huizum was formerly the administrative centre of Leeuwarderadeel. On 1 January 1944, during the Nazi German occupation, the southern section of Leeuwarderadeel was transferred to Leeuwarden; the town hall remained in Huizum until 1965.[5]

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ "Monumentnummer: 24511. Huizum-Dorp 67 8934BS te Leeuwarden". Rijksmonumentenregister (in Dutch). Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
  2. ^ "177 Volkswoningen Hollanderwijk voor Woningvereeniging Leeuwarden". W. C. de Groot (in Dutch). 2016. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
  3. ^ "Aanwijzing beschermd stadsgezicht: Hollanderwijk te Leeuwarden". Staatscourant (in Dutch). 2007-07-02. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
  4. ^ S. Grijpstra (1989). "Huizum". In Peter Karstkarel; R. L. P. Mulder-Radetzky (eds.). Open Monumenten in de dorpen ten zuiden van Leeuwarden, 1989 (in Dutch). Leeuwarden: Stichting Aed Levwerd. OCLC 65042284 – via Historisch Centrum Leeuwarden.
  5. ^ "Geschiedenis van Leeuwarderadeel" [History of Leeuwarderadeel] (in Dutch). Municipality of Leeuwarderadeel. Retrieved 2017-01-31.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Huizum at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°11′29″N 5°48′41″E / 53.19139°N 5.81139°E / 53.19139; 5.81139