The 62 best places to visit during a city trip in Hoorn

Hoorn is a historic city with a special atmosphere. The past of the mighty VOC is still present. Take a look at old warehouses or visit the charming harbour where, with a little luck, you will see how fishermen hang their nets dry. Besides the many monuments Hoorn has several museums and a varied shopping offer. In the center you will find nice home shops but also special antique and fashion shops.

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

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Hotel Oostereiland

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

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De Tuynkamer

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

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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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De Kloosterpoort

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

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Sweet Dreams

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

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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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Loft der Zotheid

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

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Clevers Concept Store

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

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Slijterij 't Fust

In this liquor store they are happy to help you choose from the wide range of beers, wines and whiskies. For good and sympathetic advice.

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Bij KAAR, Hart voor Mode

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

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Claes Stapelhof

Walk through the gate into this former women's courtyard. It was founded in 1682 by Claes Stapel and two friends, probably merchants.

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Modegallery Bananamour

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

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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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De Hoofdtoren

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

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Hoorn Maritiem

Horn Maritiem hangs full of clothing that is perfect for on and around the water. From Norwegian and skipper sweaters to a collection of waterproof windjackets.

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Marque restaurant

In a beautiful building on the old Bierkade they cook delicious dishes from the modern French-Mediterranean cuisine. Be surprised by the flavors.

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Basic Label

A home store 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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De Halve Maen

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

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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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Hotel de Posthoorn

In the heart of Hoorn is this fine hotel with retro-style rooms. It also features a rooftop terrace and you can enjoy a delicious breakfast.

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Taste the history of Hoorn while walking around the inner harbour and enjoy the sun on a terrace at one of the restaurants or cafes.

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Burgers Hoorn

For pure, delicious burgers you can visit Burgers Hoorn. Citizens are artisanally made from meat with an honest story.

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Kaan's Kaashandel

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

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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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Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw

It tells about life in the last century by means of many objects and interiors. A visit full of surprise and recognition.

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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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Sint Pietershof

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

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Tillemans Tailors

The case for real gourmets. Through the personal and expert advice of Tillemans Tailors you always get the clothes the man makes.

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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 visit for fun workshops.

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Local Hoorn

Enjoy the coffee, fresh soup, sandwiches, homemade cakes and other local delicacies in a cozy living room atmosphere, that is possible at Local!

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Graaf van Hoorn Boutique Guesthouse

This B&B is housed in a monumental VOC mansion with high ceilings, wooden spiral staircases, great comfort, excellent beds and delicious breakfast.

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On this island from the VOC era you will find the Museum of the Twentieth Century, a film theatre and the centre for historical sailing heritage.

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Eetcafé Bommels

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

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Bonte Boeken

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

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

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Vok Jong

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

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Het Gele Teken

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

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Westfries Museum

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

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De Baai

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

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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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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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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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Pand 12

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

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IJssalon Vivaldi

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

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Roode Steen

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

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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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Hotel de Magneet

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

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De Bourgondiër

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

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Restaurantcafé Ridderikhoff

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

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Watertaxi Hoorn

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

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Eet en Bierencafé De Beiaard

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

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De Worsterij

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

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Eetcafé ‘t Schippershuis

The song 'the little cafe at the port' by Father Abraham is written about this cafe. For old-fashioned conviviality you are definitely good here.

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Parkeergarage Schouwburg Het Park

This not too large car park is located on the west side below the theatre near the city centre of Hoorn. The ride height is somewhat limited.

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Toeristisch Informatie Punt

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

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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 lies 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 at the southern Grashaven. You can park relatively cheap and walk from there to the city centre.

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Parkeerterrein Nieuwe Wal

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

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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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