Driehuizen, Texel

Driehuizen is a hamlet in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is located on the island of Texel, about 2 km southwest of the town of Den Burg.[1] The name comes from the fact that from nowhere suddenly three houses ("drie huizen" in Dutch) were erected in the same time, probably in the 16th century.

The oldest inhabitants were from the Merovingian era (450 to ca. 750 AD). Signs of habitation were found in the higher area between Driehuizen, Operen and Immetjeshoeve. At the crossing of the Laanweg, Westerweg and Akenbuurt roads remains of a burial ground were found.


  1. ANWB Topografische Atlas Nederland, Topografische Dienst and ANWB, 2005.

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