when you walk along the old houses of Hoorn and you look up, you'll find beautiful Gablestones. They had no numbering of the houses then, but you told someone then: "Go to the house next to the house with the sun"and also it tells you what kind of work or business there was in that building in earlear days. Like a fisherman, carpenter
at the website you'll find all the Gablestones with the adress were you can find them.
I like this writing:
WAT IS ER AAN DE HAND?
AAN DE ENE KANT, JE VINGERS
& JE ARM AAN DE ANDERE KANT
WHAT IS AT YOUR HAND? (What's going on?)
On one side your fingers
& Your arm at the other side
It's a fun response to somebody asking what is going on.
Hoorn has many small alleys, some are called STEEG, but the best ones are called GLOP (even smaller).