Kuinre is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel.
It was a separate municipality until 1973, when it became a part of IJsselham, which in turn merged into the municipality of Steenwijkerland in 2001.
Kuinre is a former coastal town with a very rich history. Back in the days of the Zuiderzee, Kuinre's harbour was one of the most important ports of the Zuiderzee. After completion of the Noordoostpolder Kuinre became landlocked unlike almost all of the other old coastal towns of the former Sea ; companies, shops, and fishermen went out of business. Nowadays you can still see and visit the old harbour completely landlocked.
Also in this beautiful old town you can find the ruins of an old castle in the forrest "Kuinderbos".