Hoorn [ˈɦoːr(ə)n] ( listen) is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. It is located on the Markermeer, 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Amsterdam, and acquired city rights in 1357. Hoorn had a population of 72,707 in 2017. The area of the municipality is 53.25 km (20.56 sq mi) of which 33.00 km (12.74 sq mi) consists of water, mainly the Markermeer. The municipality consists of the following villages and/or districts: Blokker, Hoorn, Zwaag, and parts of Bangert and De Hulk.
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The engine whistles and the fireman shovels coal. Wooden partitions creak, wheels sing and steam hisses. In your carriage you will experience a story from a bygone era. Between the historic towns of Hoorn, Medemblik and Enkhuizen steamtrams meander from village to village across the Westfrisian countryside and a historic steamer with a fantastic saloon-deck sails along the coast of lake IJsselmeer.
On my 12th trip to this fine country, I made the morning trip to Hoorn for the Stoomtram.
Absolutely blown away at how great of an experience it was.
Took "Train #6" which was a line of mostly wooden carriages in excellent condition, with open viewing platforms on the end of each married-couple/ set of cars. Some of the cars were upholstered in red velvet and all were as if they were new.
The staff were so pleasant and the stops along the way just added to the old-time feel that was upheld throughout. Stations turned museums and even a vintage Peugeot that followed us part of the way.
Passed tulip fields, farms, villages, windmills and scenes of countryside life before ending in the great little town of Medemblik; where you can wander for a bit before getting on the Steamliner/ Boat. Medemblik has a rich sailing history, a nice church, full marina, an awesome castle/ fortification, and though I didn't have time for it because of the itinerary I (with no regret) chose, a nice walking street.
The steam boat trip was really nice too. I highly recommend this combo/ circuit they offer. So great to be on the water with other modern and vintage ships. Another step back in time and a physical link to the country's seafaring history. The boat "Freisland" was very nice in itself too. A good cafe and plenty of space. Just remember to dress in layers for the boat.
After about an hour on the water, you arrive in Enkhuizen's Zuiderzeemuseum's dock. I decided to get off here. This living museum is so wonderful. Restored homes and villages with working shoppes, fresh smoked fish on offer and all types of activities and/ or places to get lost and wander through.
Enkhuizen town is a trip in itself as well. One of the biggest and best surprises for me of the outing. Such a beautiful, friendly and nice town.
Should also be noted that Hoorn has a wonderful amount of sites, especially for those interested in the VOC/ Dutch East-India Company.
All is an easy day-trip from Amsterdam, too. Using the train system/ NS, everything is seamlessly simple.
I can't recommend this experience enough.
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This small museum offers paintings by old masters in charming historic period rooms from the 17th and 18th century.I enjoyed the various historic interiors and the small garden.
In 2005 17th century oil-paintings and silverware were stolen from the museum and some paintings were returned after 11 years when they turned up in Kiev,Ukraine.
The statue of Jan Pieterzoon Coen (founder of the Dutch East Indies colony)in front of the museum has been updated with a plaque remembering his cruel oppresion of the natives of the Indonesian Banda Islands during his reign.
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Het Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw in Hoorn vertelt aan de hand van honderden voorwerpen en tientallen interieurs het leven in de vorige eeuw. Hoe woonden onze (groot)ouders? Met welk speelgoed speelden kinderen? Wat voor winkels waren er? Hoe werd gekookt? Wat deed men in de vrije tijd? Wat was er op radio of televisie te beleven? Op dit soort vragen krijg je in dit nostalgische museum antwoorden. Er is immers heel veel veranderd in de afgelopen honderd jaar, thuis, op het werk, op school, in winkels. Neem een duik in je eigen verleden en dat van je (groot)ouders en verbaas je over de vele ontwikkelingen. Tentoonstellingen Het Museum toont in een groot aantal vaste opstellingen de vele ontwikkelingen in de twintigste eeuw, maar heeft in drie zalen ook steeds wisselende exposities. Zo is er steeds iets nieuws te ontdekken. Op deze site treft u het meest actuele aanbod van activiteiten en tentoonstellingen aan. U kunt zich ook abonneren op de digitale Nieuwsbrief en zo op de hoogte blijven. De exposities gaan over zeer uiteenlopende onderwerpen en spreken vaak ook een breed publiek aan. Oude gevangenis Het Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw is gevestigd in een oude gevangenis op het prachtige Oostereiland bij de mooie haven van Hoorn. Daar beschikt het museum over een ruime MuseumShop, een ruimte voor de Educatieve Dienst waar o.A. Schoolklassen ontvangen kunnen worden, een voor publiek gesloten Depot en een Open Depot waar het publiek zelf kan zien wat er zoal wordt verzameld en beheerd.
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If the Halve Maen could talk, this VOC-ship would be able to tell heart-pounding stories about storms, voyages of discovery, encounters with Indians, naval battles, and scurvy. Fortunately, the crew of the de Halve Maen know all these stories as well. In a personal tour they take you on a voyage of discovery aboard the museum ship. You should make your reservation in advance.
The Halve Maen is the name of a ship. It translates into: 'half moon'. You can ride the boat with advance bought tickets (see the webshop) or sometimes on the day itself if not everyone shows up. The boat ride is a seasonal experience (April-October) and it sometimes travels further on 'missions'. The ride is about 45 minutes.
4 based on 23 reviews
In 1453 there was a Roman Catholic wooden chapel wich was replaced in 1519 by a stone&-brick structure;the beginning of the present Protestant church dating from 1616.Today a cultural centre for music Performances this attractive 17th century building no longer has a religious function.As the Grote Kerk Hoorn was rebuild in the 19th century this is the oldest of the several churches in Hoorn.I enjoyed the historical architecture of the church,it has a white-washed interior.
4.5 based on 15 reviews
It is a uniquely-shaped centuries old structure tower. Though it could have any other purpose before to watch the harbor for the coming in and out of boats, today it is well utilized as a restaurant. Great place and convenient to anyone.
4 based on 19 reviews
In the 19th century it was no longer the monopoly of the Protestant church to build new churches.Koepelkerk was build in 1882 by architect AC Bleys and renovated 1990-1993.
During the day the "stiltecentrum" offers a glimse of the ornate interior.I enjoyed seeing the cupola from various point in the town.
3.5 based on 20 reviews
It's fun for everyone to watch the cheese carriers and it is in a pretty setting (although it has a bloody history - read about the square in a guide book to see what I mean). The town of Hoorn is a really pretty little place. If you find yourself here for a day or so, you'll enjoy it.
4 based on 5 reviews
The opening times for the 'Varend erfgoed Hoorn' place could be a bit better. It translates into 'sailing heritage Hoorn', so it is about ships.
4 based on 2 reviews
The street signs towards the entrance of this library building could be a bit more clear, but it is a nice library to sit down, relax and read something. And there is a cafetaria inside the library serving coffee, tea and more.
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