Return to the Golden Age in the historic Horn

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In this waterfront city, the history of the VOC is still palpable. Many sea heroes have done Horn in the Golden Age. Details from this rich past can still be found everywhere. Look around and get carried away by the historical details. In addition to monuments and museums, this city guide also contains a number of other nice places that are closely connected to the water. From a nice shop for a fitting outfit to a picturesque harbour café.
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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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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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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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Nice B&B's in the city center of Hoorn

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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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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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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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Recommended for an overnight stay in Hoorn

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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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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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