Hoorn Travel Guide

  • Two bulls in a china shop!
    Two bulls in a china shop!
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  • The Westfries Museum.
    The Westfries Museum.
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  • The beautiful facade and its dome.
    The beautiful facade and its dome.
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Hoorn Things to Do

  • Pakhuisbrug bridge

    The Pakhuisbrug is a draw bridge at the NE-side of the old city center.In was the gateway to the VOC warehouses at the outer side of the canal.

  • Munnickenveld street

    The Munnickenveld is one of the most interesting streets of Hoorn. The name came from the former meadow that was in use by the monks who ran the St. Pietershof.Later on this field the Claes Stapelhof was constructed.The house at number 2 is the oldest surviving house. It dates from 1593 and after a fire in 1945 was renovated completely.

  • Claas Stapel's Hof

    The Claas Stapel's Hof dates from 1683 and was founded by Claes Stapel and two other Hoorn notables, Jan Jansz. Koekebacker and Pieter Bos. The small houses were given to widows and older women with little or no means of living.The iron gate dates from 1870. The stone gate is te former entrance of the Latin School at the Kruisstraat, that was moved...


Hoorn Hotels

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  • Van der Valk Hotel Hoorn

    The Van der Valk Hotel Hoorn Hotel opened in 2014 and 9 months later we spend a night at the still...

  • Hotel de Magneet

    Hotel De Magneet is a family hotel with 18 rooms and a restaurant/bar for its guests. The hotel has...

  • De Posthoorn

    Breed 25-27, Hoorn, 1621, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Hoorn Restaurants

  • The best sandwiches around

    Croissanterie La Marquise is proud to compete since 1994 for the best sandwhich served in the Netherlands.The small shop with terrace is the place to go to for a wonderful lunch.Also good for breakfast, soups, pancakes, egg dishes and desserts.Business hours:Mo: Noon - 6PMTu-We: 9.30 - 6PMTh: 9.30AM - 9PMFr: 9.30AM - 6PMSa: 7.00AM - 5PMSu: 11AM -...

  • Terrace with a view

    Brasserie Bontekoe is situated at a strategic crosspoint between the harbour and the old town. The terrace is an ideal place for people watching.The restaurant is known for its•Grill specialities•4 course surprise menu•Fresh fish from a Den Oever fisherman•Wild animals from the Peel•Snails from the Vogezen•Self imported wines•Budels beerThe second...

  • At the Korenmarkt

    't Sneeker Veerhuys is a nice small café with a small outside terrace great for people watching. There is a wide variaty of beers available.


Hoorn Nightlife

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  • Casino at the A7 Highway

    The Flamingo Casino offers some 200 different games and machines.Playing is cashless.Business hours: Daily: 9AM - 1AM.

  • Cinema at the A7 Highway

    The JT Bioscoop is a cinema at the Van Der Valk Hotel.It opened in 2014. Some movies are shown in 3D-Dolby.

  • Small and cosy

    Café Fame is a nice little place with special weekend events.Business hours:Mo: ClosedTu-Th: 2PM - 2AMFr-Sa: 2PM - 6AMSu: 2PM - 8PM As you are.


Hoorn Transportation

  • Hoorn by Train

    It's easy to travel to Hoorn by train. There are direct Intercity train from the Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam Centraal to Hoorn.The station building dates from 1883 and the first train connection was opened in 1884 to Zaandam. In 1885 the tracks to Enkhuizen were opened.More tracks opened later to Medemblik (1887) and Heerhugowaard and Alkmaar...

  • Hoorn bus transportation

    The Hoorn bus station is next to the Hoorn train station.Most buses serve other villages and towns as the city of Hoorn is very walkable.The following Connexxion company buses are available:-11 - Zwaag - Nibbixwoud - Abbekerk -12 - Zwaag - Wognum - Hoogwoud -13 - Zwaag - Hoorn Kersenboogerd Station -14 - Station Hoorn Kersenboogerd Station-128 -...

  • Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik

    The Stoomtram (Steam Tram) Hoorn-Medemblik is a historic museum tram that rides the 20km long tracks from Hoorn to Medemblik via the villages of Wognum, Twisk and Opperdoes.The service in Winter is limited; consult the website.A return ticket (or daycard) is: € 20.80 (adult).There are several combination tickets for a combined tram/boat trip or a...


Hoorn Shopping

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  • V&D

    Vroom & Dreesmann is a well-known department store chain in the Netherlands.There's one at Hoorn too.Business hours:Mo: 11AM - 6PMTu-We: 9:30AM - 6PMTh: 9:30AM - 9PMFr: 9:30AM - 6PMSa: 9:30AM - 5:30PM

  • Second hand goods

    De Scharrelaar is a small shop with second hand goods run by Agnes.Schouten The goods displayed are from multiple sellers, each renting a small space in the shop.Just have a look; there might be something you are looking for.Business hours:Mo: ClosedTu-Fr: 9:30Am - 5:30PMSa: 9:30Am - 5PMSu: Closed Low prices

  • Wooden toys

    De Bromtol is a shop housed in a monumental former school building.There are over 300 wooden toys for sale ranging from a rocking horse to dolls houses.The products are also for sale at their webshop.Business hours:Mo: ClosedTu-Sa: 10AM - 5PMSu: Closed


Hoorn Local Customs

  • Talko to someone who knows ...

    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that...

  • feria.....................

    we went the third week of august, and it was the festival of the city (lucky us, festival follow us hahahaha)

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Hoorn Warnings and Dangers

  • Leaning houses

    Many of the houses in the old city center are centuries old and lean "a bit" over.Don't be afraid they will tip over.

  • Reading a map!

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...

  • ops vertigo¿?¿?¿ me never (lol)

    do not do this if you suffer of vertigo, jejeje, my enemy (specially near the sea) look my scared face....


Hoorn Tourist Traps

  • Roode Steen – The name “Red Stone”.

    Before you ever decide you want to go to Hoorn, of course you will do some research on Google about the beautiful city of Hoorn. One of the things that will intrigue you immediately is the name of this particular square, namely Roode Steen, meaning Red Stone. The square was given this name because of some truly bloody activity to be honest. In the...

  • Roode Steen – Amazing buildings.

    Without a doubt is the Roode Steen the busy centre of the town and a true tourist trap. But is this a good reason to avoid it and not visit it? No, not at all. You can also put this main square in the tip section "Must see"! And I can also tell you why :)At the west part of the square you will see a true magnificent building. You won’t miss the...

  • Roode Steen – Natural centre of Hoorn.

    The city of Hoorn was founded in 716 and did grow very rapidly to become a major harbour town. During Holland's 'Gouden Eeuw' (Golden Age) Hoorn was a very important home base for the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and a very prosperous centre of trade. The remains of this historical period can still be seen right here. For example you will find...


Hoorn What to Pack

  • Travel light!

    * Map and guidebook;* Crackers;* 2 Liter of water;* Fruit / power bars. * Hiking boots;* 1 extra t-shirt;* Shorts with many pockets;* Sunglasses;* Fleece type jacket;* Hat / cap;* Raincoat. * Hiking boots;* 1 extra t-shirt;* Shorts with many pockets;* Sunglasses;* Fleece type jacket;* Hat / cap;* Raincoat. * Lip balm;* (Neck) sunblock;*...

  • Packing...

    We had a big backpack and a day pack each but we were lucky enough to be collected from the train station by our friends so we didn't have to do any walking with the big backpacks... :) You will need some warmer clothes for the autumn months and good walking shoes.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Hoorn Off The Beaten Path

  • Writing on the wall at Hoorn

    I like this writing:WAT IS ER AAN DE HAND?AAN DE ENE KANT, JE VINGERS& JE ARM AAN DE ANDERE KANTTranslated:WHAT IS AT YOUR HAND? (What's going on?)On one side your fingers& Your arm at the other sideIt's a fun response to somebody asking what is going on.

  • Gablestones

    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, carpenterat the website...

  • Small alleys

    Hoorn has many small alleys, some are called STEEG, but the best ones are called GLOP (even smaller).


Hoorn Sports & Outdoors

  • Skating - IJshal De Westfries

    IJshal De Westfries opened in 2006 and is one of the biggest Dutch ice stadiums.It is home to a 400 meters oval for speed skating and a 40 x 60 meters rectangle for ice hockey and curling.Opening hours: See the website. Skates

  • Cycling around Hoorn

    Hoorn and surroundings are great to explore by bicycle.There are two National cycle routes passing through Hoorn:-Route LF 21 that goes around the former Zuiderzee-Route LF 59; the North Holland route Bicycle.

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  • Hoorn Gable stones

    Being a former VOC harbour Hoorn has many maritime and associated gable stones.Take time to look up at the old houses in the city center.

  • Elias Koster Dz statue

    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.

  • Willem Karel baron van Dedem Statue

    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.


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