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    Willem Karel baron van Dedem Statue

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jul 14, 2013

    Favorite thing: The statue of Willem Karel baron van Dedem is located in the Noorderplantsoen, close to the train station.

    Willem Karel baron van Dedem was mayor of oorn from 1875 till 1891. Thereafter for three years he was Minister of the Dutch Colonies.

    Willem Karel baron van Dedem Statue - Hoorn Willem Karel baron van Dedem Statue - Hoorn
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    The Hoorn harbours

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jul 15, 2012

    Favorite thing: Hoorn has a number of harbours like the:
    -Buitenhaven (explored by the city)
    -Binnenhaven (explored by the city)
    -Vluchthaven (explored by the water sport society)
    -Grashaven (explored by the yacht society)

    Buitenhaven Hoorn Binnenhaven - Hoorn Vluchthaven - Hoorn Grashaven - Hoorn Inner harbour - Hoorn
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    Hadrianus Junius

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jul 15, 2012

    Favorite thing: Hadrianus Junius was born at July 1, 1511 as Adriaen de Jonghe.

    He is known as the writer of the History of Holland published in 1588 and called Batavia.

    A remembrance stone is place in the front wall of the house where he was born at the Kerkstraat.

    Hadrianus Junius stone -Hoorn
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    Jan Pieterszoon Coen

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jul 14, 2012

    Favorite thing: Jan Pieterszoon Coen was a mercant and later Director-General and Governor-General of the VOC (The Dutch East India Company). He was the founder of the city of Batavia, currently known as Jakarta.

    Coen was praised as a vigorous and visionary administrator, but he w as also criticised for his violent means by which he build up the trade monopolies in the East Indies.

    In 1621 Coen led a punitive expidition against one of the Banda islands, as the local population was selling nutmeg to the English in disregard of a VOC ban. Thousadns of Bandanees lost their lives during the assault and survivors were deported to Batavia.

    By the end of the 19th century Coen had grown into a National hero and was honoured with a statue in his home town. A National comittee headed by the Mayor of Hoorn, Baron van Dedem, collected money to realise this. The bronze work which was designed by Ferdinand Leenhof was unveiled during a festive ceremony in 1893.

    The statue is controversial. According to critics, Coen's violent mercantilism in the East Indies archipelago does not deserve to be honoured.

    Jan Pieterszoon Coen statue - Hoorn Jan Pieterszoon Coen statue - Hoorn Jan Pieterszoon Coen statue - Hoorn
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    Theodorus Velius statue

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jul 14, 2012

    Favorite thing: Theodorus Velius, an important man in the 17th century Hoorn, is honoured with a statue sculpted by Theo van der Nahmer. This piece of art is located at "het Nieuwland".

    Theodorus Velius was born as Dirk Seylmaker at January 10, 1572, but in later years his used the Latin translation. He studied medicins in Padua, Italy.
    He became an expert in herbs and wrote the "Chronijck van de Stadt van Hoorn", the cronicles of the city of Hoorn.

    Theodorus Velius - Hoorn Theodorus Velius statue - Hoorn
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    Drechterlandse Huis

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jul 14, 2012

    Favorite thing: The Drechterlandse Huis is located at Grote Oost 6. It's the former polder water management office. On the front wall of the house is a stone with Dieuw van Vliet and Aaf Dell made by sculpter Thea van Lier. A second below stone reads:
    DIT DRECHTERLANDSE HUIS (1728) IS VANAF 1915
    IN GEBRUIK GEWEEST ALS WATERSCHAPSHUIS VAN
    DRECHTERLAND EN HET LATERE HET WATERSCHAP WEST FRIESLAND.
    IN DE OORLOGSJAREN HAD DE DUITSE BEZETTER
    HIER ZIJN ORTSKOMMANDANTUR GEVESTIGD.
    IN DE CONCIERGEWONING ACHTER HET HUIS
    HIELDEN DE DAMES DIEUW VAN VLIET (1887-1974)
    EN AAF DELL (1893-1975, LINKS) IN DE JAREN
    1942 - 1943 VELE ONDERDUIKERS VERBORGEN.
    ONDER WIE ACHT JOODSE LANDGENOTEN.
    DE PLAQUETTE HERINNERT AAN HUN MOED EN
    ONVERSCHROKKENHEID

    The 2 stones are in honout of Dieuw en Aaf, who helped to hide many Jews and other countrymen during the Second World War.

    At May 3, 1996 the 2 stones were revealed.

    Dieuw van Vliet and Aaf Dell Remembrance stone Drechterlandse Huis
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    General links; where to go in Hoorn?

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jul 18, 2010

    Favorite thing: The location of the local Hoorn Tourist Office (VVV) is opposite the train station at:
    Veemarkt 44
    1621 JC Hoorn
    Tel: +31-72-5114284

    Hoorn City Counsil website
    Hoorn start page
    Hoorn weather; 5 day forecast

    VVV Information computer at the harbour Where to go in Hoorn? Where to go in Hoorn? Hoorn map Hoorn old town - map
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  • Around Town

    by SceneE.R.A Updated Jul 29, 2005

    Favorite thing: Hoorn is a quiet northern town not far from the ijselmmer lake and is also a venue of the national ice skating championships that occur in Holland when the weather is cold enough to hold the event.

    the town itself is fairly easy to get around and has a few decent shops and hotels as well as the traditional dutch bars and coffee shops.

    the coffee shop "T'Boot" (The Boat) was the winner of the cannabis cup for 1996 and is situated near the town hall area about ten minutes walk north of the station by foot.

    Hoorn also has a good selection of record shops and is about 25 minutes by train form Amsterdam.

    Fondest memory: Black & White

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    Hoorn Markets

    by CandS Updated May 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: If you get the chance then visit the Hoorn Markets...lots of goodies for sale and you will meet lots of locals... :)

    They also have lots of lolly/sweets stands...yum...great for a sweet tooth like me! (although I must admit, I'm not sure I like the very common sour liquorice...hehe!)

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    Real life windmill...

    by CandS Updated May 20, 2005

    Favorite thing: This is our Dutch friend Bianca and myself with a real Dutch windmill in the background... :) It was great to see a 'wild' windmill...although I'm sure we were bound to see some windmills somewhere in Holland. :)

    Windmill
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    Visitor information

    by isolina_it Written Sep 26, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The VVV Hoorn is at Veemarkt 4 (tel. 0900/403-10-55; fax 022/921-50-23), between Hoorn train station and the town center. It can furnish information on Hoorn's many historic buildings and interesting houses, and a delightful "Walking in Hoorn" booklet.

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    Elias Koster Dz statue

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jul 14, 2013

    Favorite thing: The statue of Elias Koster Dz is located at the North side of the Veemarkt (cattle market).

    It's an acknowledgement for the efforts Elias to improve the Dutch cattles and the herd-book.

    Elias Koster Dz statue - Hoorn
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    Hoorn Harbour

    by CandS Updated May 20, 2005

    Favorite thing: This is a photo of the Hoorn Harbour... Our friends Bianca and Anne took us for a walk around the harbour area so we could see how nice it was...pity the photo doesn't do it justice...

    Hoorn Harbour
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    Horn marina

    by SnoopySue Written Feb 5, 2005

    Favorite thing: Horn is birth place of many famous sailors and adventurers. Connection with sea and ships can be seen on every corner.

    Horn
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    Hoorn Harbour

    by CandS Written Sep 30, 2003

    Favorite thing: Another photo of the Hoorn habour... We had a great time looking around here... I wish I had also taken a photo of the harbour boys 'memorial'...

    Hoorn Harbour
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