Traditionally Huizen used to be fishing town. After the damming of the 'zuiderzee' (southern sea) the town turned to trade as its main source of income. Specifically, cheese production and storage was and still is an important part of its economic activity. Its location on the banks of the gooimeer (gooi lake) allow for nice walks along the dikes while traditional 'hei' (heath) fields to the south make for a pleasant change of scenery.
There is no train station in Huizen, but there are bus connections from Hilversum and Bussum train stations (named Hilversum centraal and Naarden-Bussum respectively).
There is a cinema and a couple of pubs on plein 2000 (square 2000) near the town centre. In the center, called 'oude dorp (old village)' you will find more pubs, restaurants and a museum on traditional live in Huizen: the huizer museum.