The 15 most beautiful sights and museums to visit in Hoorn
In the city centre of Hoorn, the past of the mighty VOC is still palpable. See old warehouses, whose façade can sometimes be read as a comic book, or visit the atmospheric harbour where you can see with luck how fishermen hang their nets dry. In the historic city centre you will find many monuments as well as a number of unique museums. About the maritime history of the Horn, the Golden Age and Twentieth Century. The harbour and water also give the city a unique character. Discover it for yourself with your own city guide full of your favorite spots.
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.
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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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.
Originally a church for fishermen and skippers. Nowadays, behind the imposing doors you will find a cultural centre where everything happens.
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.
Walk through the gate into this former women's courtyard. It was founded in 1682 by Claes Stapel and two friends, probably merchants.
Learn all about the Golden Age and the hard life of fishermen and freighters on the former Zuiderzee.
It tells about life in the last century by means of many objects and interiors. A visit full of surprise and recognition.
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.
Only remaining city gate of Hoorn located next to the Oosterplansoen. The brick arch bridge takes you to the other side of the Draafsingel.
Take a look up here. The facing bricks tell the story of the battle of the Zuiderzee as a comic book.
On this cozy square several streets converge. The red stone found on the square used to be the backdrop of bloody activities.
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.
A museum harbour with sailing monuments and a fascinating exhibition. The exhibition broadly follows the maritime history of Hoorn.
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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