The village of Wijk (Drents: de Wiek) is located in the Dutch province of Drenthe, municipality of De Wolden. The word in the city name is written in a small letter.
The Wijk is a mining village, originated in the Middle Ages in the Reest Valley. It was until January 1, 1998 the main town of the former municipality of the district, which also belonged to Koekange and a large number of hamlets. Especially after the Second World War, the village was expanded with new construction.
The District has a number of facilities, including a library, a (broad) public primary school De Horst and a consultancy. In the sports area there are sports fields, a swimming pool, a sports hall and VV Wacker De Wijk football club. In addition, there are various shops, including a post agency, a supermarket, a toy store, and a number of catering establishments.
The area of the district is characterized by the meadow landscape of the Reest Valley. To the southwest of the village lies the forest-rich Dickninge estate of the nineteenth century, which is restricted accessible. A few kilometers east of the village, on the Stapelerweg, is the visitor center of the Stichting Het Drentse Landschap.