Twisk is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Medemblik, and lies about 10 km north of Hoorn. Twisk was a separate municipality until 1979, when the new municipality of Noorder-Koggenland was created. In 2001, the small village centre of Twisk had 398 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.07 km², and contained 159 residences. Most of the population of Twisk lives outside the centre, along the road between Opperdoes and Abbekerk. The wider statistical area of Twisk has a population of around 1160. This includes the hamlet Het Westeinde, close to Opperdoes.