The 15 most beautiful sights and museums to visit in Hoorn
In the inner city 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 will see fishermen hanging their nets with a little luck. In the Old Town 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 port and water also give the city a unique character. Discover it for yourself with your own city guide full of your favorite spots.
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Learn all about the Golden Age and the hard life of fishermen and cargo men on the former Zuiderzee.
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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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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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.
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 spot with beautiful garden can be visited by appointment or during special events.
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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Walk through the gate into this former female court. It was founded in 1682 by Claes Stapel and two friends, probably merchant men.
Originally a church for fishermen and skippers. Nowadays, behind the imposing doors you will find a cultural centre where everything happens.
Here, many objects and interiors tell about life in the last century. A visit full of surprise and recognition.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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