The 66 best places to visit during a city trip in Hoorn

Hoorn is a historic city with a special atmosphere. The past of the powerful VOC is still palpable. See old warehouses or visit the atmospheric harbour where, with a little luck, you'll see fishermen hang their nets to dry. In addition to the many monuments Hoorn has several museums and a varied shopping offer. For example, in the center you will find nice home shops but also special antique and fashion shops.

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De Halve Maen

Learn all about the Golden Age and the hard life of fishermen and cargo men on the former Zuiderzee.

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Grand Café Restaurant 't Hop

Go here for a tasty lunch or dinner. The restaurant is uniquely located on the Hoornse Hop. The view makes a visit an experience.

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Pand 12

At Pand 12 you will find artful, funny and original gifts to brighten up your interior. Often decorated around a special color or theme.

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Discover the Netherlands during the best bike tours through the city.

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Lokaal OostWest

The only specialty beer shop in Hoorn with more than 500 different beers on the shelf. Every fan will discover something new here.

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Eetcafé Bommels

Immediately experience the pleasant atmosphere and the personal touch upon arrival. Here they surprise guests weekly with a new dish or menu.

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Be sure to take a look up here. The facing bricks tell the story of the Battle of the Zuiderzee as a comic book.

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Tillemans Tailors

The case for true gourmets. Thanks to the personal and expert advice of Tillemans Tailors, you always get the clothes that the man makes.

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Discover the Netherlands during the best bike tours through the city.

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Gumbleton's English Tea Room

Step inside and experience the relaxed English atmosphere. Choose from 35 types of tea and enjoy it in combination with a piece of cake, scone or savoury snack.

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Van der Valk Hotel Hoorn

Van der Valk offers spacious hotel rooms plenty of luxury. The executive rooms are located on the top floor and offer fantastic views.

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Marque restaurant

In a beautiful building on the old Bierkade they cook delicious dishes from modern French-Mediterranean cuisine. Let the flavors surprise you.

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Burgers Hoorn

For pure, delicious burgers you can visit Burgers Hoorn. Citizens are made in a traditional way from meat with a fair story.

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De Worsterij

Craft quality in a cosy and cozy shop with Old Dutch look. They travel city and country in search of the best products.

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De Bourgondiër

The terrace boat of De Bourgondiër has been named one of the best terraces in the Netherlands. But also inside is the Burgundian enjoyment.

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During a walk around the inner harbour, taste the history of Hoorn and enjoy the sun on a terrace at one of the restaurants or cafes.

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De Hoofdtoren

Via an exciting staircase up you enter an atmospheric restaurant with a nice view over the harbour. For a delicious dinner or a cup of coffee.

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Sweet Dreams

Sample dishes from Texan/Mexican cuisine with a western touch. Less spicy, but so tasty. Bienvenido a Sweet Dreams.

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Maak je Taart

A delicious specialty store in the field of cake decoration materials and ingredients where you can also regularly go for nice workshops.

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The city park of Hoorn is located on the Markermeer. Next to the recreation area Schellinkhouterdijk you will find the Schelpenstrandje and the deer camp.

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Hotel de Posthoorn

Located in the heart of Hoorn, this pleasant hotel offers rooms in retro style. It also features a rooftop terrace and you can enjoy a delicious breakfast.

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Fantastic 3-day packages with all the trimmings

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Centrum Varend Erfgoed

A museum harbour with sailing monuments and a fascinating exhibition. The exhibition broadly follows the maritime history of Hoorn.

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On this island from the VOC era you can now find the Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw, a film theatre and the centre for historical sailing heritage.

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Strandpaviljoen Oranje Buiten

Hoorn has its own beach pavilion with spacious terrace on the water of the Markermeer. Top location to enjoy a snack and a drink.

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De Kloosterpoort

The open workshop of De Kloosterpoort ensures that the craftsmanship is visible. Here you will find silver jewellery, fossils and henna.

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This church was built in 1882 and dedicated to the Saints Francis of Assisi and Cyriacus. The church has a beautiful dome and a special organ.

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Restaurantcafé Ridderikhoff

In the heart of the city you will find Restaurantcafé Ridderikhoff. Enjoy a cup of coffee to a multi-course dinner in an atmosphere of theatre and history.

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Claes Stapelhof

Walk through the gate into this former female court. It was founded in 1682 by Claes Stapel and two friends, probably merchant men.

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Bonte Boeken

From science fiction to detectives, for old and young. Here they specialize in used and antiquarian books.

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Het Gele Teken

In a monumental building you will find a large comic treasure room, filled with thousands of comic books. Dutch comics are central here.

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Local Hoorn

Enjoy coffee, fresh soup, sandwiches, homemade cakes and other local delicacies in a cosy living room atmosphere, that's possible at Local!

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d'Oude Waegh

In the historic heart of Hoorn you will find d'Oude Waegh. From early morning until late in the evening you can eat and drink here.

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Hotel de Magneet

Within walking distance of the city center is this cozy hotel where you spend the night in modern comfort, rich breakfast and settle in the atmospheric café.

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IJssalon Vivaldi

The address for artisanal Italian ice cream. Named after the talented composer from Italy. Like his pieces, the ice cream here are masterpieces.

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Hotel de Keizerskroon Hoorn

Enjoy Dutch hospitality at this 3-star hotel. The building has been licensed since 1881 and is therefore impossible to imagine.

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Hoorn Maritiem

Hoorn Maritiem hangs full of clothing that is perfect for on and around the water. From Norwegian and skipper bushes to a collection of waterproof windbreakers.

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Bij KAAR, Hart voor Mode

Here they have a heart for fashion. Store owner Karin travels throughout Europe with great passion and love for the collection.

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Clevers Concept Store

Clevers has something for everyone. Think of organic wines and local produce. But also home decorations, vintage must-haves and delicious soaps.

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Vok Jong

Here they have everything they need to brighten up your house. The assortment consists of plants and bouquets but also vases and sculptures for the garden.

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De Baai

Enjoy a delicious lunch or drink at the floating paradise De Baai on the terrace by the water. Water sports can also be enjoyed here, something for everyone.

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Basic Label

A home shop full of tough basics, pure materials and the right accessories. The place to get inspiration for the decoration of your home.

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Sint Pietershof

Here breathes the atmosphere of a distant past. This special spot with beautiful garden can be visited by appointment or during special events.

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Hotel Oostereiland

Hotel Oostereiland is the prison hotel of Hoorn where you will stay in a former prison cell and experience a unique overnight stay.

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De Tuynkamer

Restaurant De Tuynkamer has something for everyone. Do well with delicious dishes, also in the beautiful city garden and conservatory.

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El Puerto Bed and Breakfast

A B&B that has beautiful rooms with a great view over the harbour, the IJsselmeer and the prison island. They also serve a deluxe breakfast.

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Loft der Zotheid

At the Loft der Zotheid they have more than enough to put together delicious meals. Honest, surprising and most importantly tasty.

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Basiclabel Loft

Basiclabel is full of furniture and home accessories made of sturdy, basic and pure materials. Experience the world of Loft, it's a true living experience

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Watertaxi Hoorn

Explore Hoorn's harbours from the water, take a cruise along the city's coastline or opt for a ride to another port stop.

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Westfries Museum

Welcome to the golden age. In one of the most beautiful buildings of Hoorn you will find this museum where the accent is on the period between 1500 and 1800.

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Eet en Bierencafé De Beiaard

Drilling and eating at De Beiaard is very pleasant. There is a relaxed atmosphere, the staff are friendly, the food is good and the choice of beer is spacious.

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Only remaining city gate of Hoorn located next to the Oosterplansoen. The brickwork arch bridge takes you to the other side of the Draafsingel.

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Slijterij 't Fust

In this liquor store they will be happy to help you make a choice from the wide range of beers, wines and whiskies. For good and sympathetic advice.

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Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw

Here, many objects and interiors tell about life in the last century. A visit full of surprise and recognition.

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Hotel Petit Nord

Enjoy both hospitality and gastronomy at Hotel Petit Nord. In addition to comfortable rooms, you will find three high-quality restaurants.

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Eetcafé 't Schippershuis

Father Abraham's song 'The little cafe on the dock' is written about this cafe. For old-fashioned cosiness you are definitely good here.

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Roode Steen

On this cozy square, several streets converge. The red stone that can be found in the square used to be the backdrop of bloody activities.

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Kaan's Kaashandel

A shop where the color yellow prevails. For more than 100 years you can go to Kaans' Cheese shop for a piece of cheese.

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Originally a church for fishermen and skippers. Nowadays, behind the imposing doors you will find a cultural centre where everything happens.

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Achterom 7

A cozy B&B between the city centre and the IJsselmeer. Take advantage of the roof terrace and breakfast in the Oude Waegh restaurant on the Roode Steen.

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Vinck Wijn & Spijshuis

Enjoy a cosy drink with snacks in a casual atmosphere or go for an in-depth and special wine experience with beautiful dishes.

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Modegallery Bananamour

Be inspired by the tasteful fashion. Bananamour has special collections for people who want to distinguish themselves in fashion.

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Parkeergarage Schouwburg Het Park

This not too large parking garage is located on the west side below the theatre near the city centre of Hoorn. The driving height is somewhat limited.

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NS Station Hoorn

This train station is located on the north side of the city centre. Take the main exit and walk to the city centre in a few minutes.

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Toeristisch Informatie Punt

The TIP is located on the Oostereiland in the harbour of Hoorn. In addition to tourist information, you will find typical Dutch and West Frisian souvenirs.

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Parkeerterrein Nieuwe Wal

At the car parks ABC and Nieuwe Wal at the Julianapark you can park for free. In more than 10 minutes walk you are in the historic center.

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Parkeergarage 't Jeudje

This municipal car park is located on the northeast side close to the centre of Hoorn.

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P+R Station

Behind the station on the north side of Hoorn is this large car park. Via the walkway over the railway you walk into the city in more than 5 minutes.

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Parkeerterrein Visserseiland

Pretty large car park near the southern Grashaven. You can park relatively cheap and walk from there to the city centre.

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