|Pack of cigarettes||$8.14|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$9.49|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$2.50|
|Milk (1 liter)||$1.19|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$101.69|
|Local draught beer||$5.42|
Huizen, located in the North Holland province of Netherlands, literally means “houses” in Dutch; the area’s earliest stone houses were probably the first here. The chief attractions of the town today are its lovely beaches, stunning marinas, plenty of water sports and recreational opportunities, immense scenic beauty and some awesome architecture. The availability of plenty of cheap flights to Huizen that is conveniently located 40 km away from the international airport at Amsterdam has given a big fillip to the local tourism industry.
Nature dominates Huizen; the town church is in an idyllic setting surrounded by woods, meadows and water bodies. To really enjoy the beautiful countryside especially the Gooi Forest, walking, hiking or cycling on the many identified routes is highly recommended. A trip on an antique Dutch barge can be interesting. After the dam construction, fishing activity in Huizen ended but was replaced with modern water sports. Huizen currently has four marinas and a Zuiderzee Village with a Nautical Port Quarter and several restaurants, making it one of the top destinations in the country for water recreation and sports that attract tourists from all over the world via cheap flights to Huizen.
The Huizer Museum Schouten House brings the history of Hiuzen to life. There is also a display space for contemporary art. Follow the sculpture trail to view the best of art and monument in the town or take a casual walk through the historical centre in the Old Village, along the picturesque fishermen's houses and beautiful old neighbourhoods. Huizen hosts a number of events among which the traditional Huizer Week in September and Botterdag are extremely colourful. The South Sea Jazz Festival features live performances and its proceeds go to charity. Huizen has a lot to offer to all kinds of sports lovers; 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. Skiing club De Wolfskamer has some nice skiing and boarding slopes. If you want to go sailing, just rent a boat from the Zeilcollege at the entrance to the harbour. There is plenty of accommodation options for tourists, including some very comfortable hotels in Huizen.