Berkhout is a town in the northwest Netherlands. It is in the municipality of Koggenland, North Holland, about 5 km west of Hoorn. In 2001, Berkhout had 956 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.18 km, and contained 393 residences. The statistical area "Berkhout", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 1780.