Everything you need to know about Hoorn..
If you’re looking for the best places around Amsterdam, what about Hoorn? Here is everything you need to know about Hoorn..
If you are visiting the Netherlands, it can be quite a challenge to find some of the best local and unique experiences. Most of those who visit Holland, are well aware about Amsterdam’s most important attractions such as Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House and the canals of Amsterdam. But you can truly experience Dutch history and life, if you are willing to look for the best places near and around Amsterdam. If you are interested in the history of the Netherlands, the Dutch Golden Age and Dutch East India Company, Hoorn might be exactly what you are looking for. Hoorn is located just 30 minutes up north from Amsterdam.
Why should you consider visiting Hoorn?
If you are into history, traditional Dutch architecture and nature, Hoorn should definitely be on your list. It’s also no surprise that next to Haarlem and Alkmaar, Hoorn is often mentioned as part of the things to do around Amsterdam. Hoorn was founded in the year 716 and soon became a major waterside hub for the Dutch East India Company. The Dutch East India Company, was crucial for the rapid economic growth of the Netherlands, which was at that time a world leader, when it came down to global trade. Because of this rich history, Hoorn still shows many signs of this wealth, which can particularly be found in the traditional architecture and beautiful harbors throughout the city.
Where is Hoorn? And How to get in Hoorn? Easy – take the direct train from Amsterdam to Hoorn.
Hoorn is the perfect day trip from Amsterdam. Hoorn is located just 30 minutes from Amsterdam. If you are traveling from Amsterdam Central Station, trains are departing every 30 minutes from track 7 or 8. The train from Amsterdam to Hoorn takes approximately 30 minutes and cost 8,70 euro for a single trip. Hoorn’s train station is centrally located, which makes it easy to access the city from the train station. Once you exit the train station, follow the ‘Veemarkt’ to walk towards the city center. In about 5 minutes you are in the middle of the city center.All you need for a daytrip to Hoorn
What to see and do in Hoorn?
The best way to explore Hoorn, is by foot. Explore the city center of Hoorn by taking our free walking tour. This city walk brings you to the best sights and activities in Hoorn and takes approximately 1 – 1,5 hour. Enjoy the most beautiful warehouses, harbors or prison building, city gates and Golden Age (VOC) related monuments. If you’re looking for more specific attractions, you might want to visit the main Museum in Hoorn; Westfries Museum. This museum is all about the Dutch Golden Age. Next to it’s importance in the Golden Age, Hoorn is also well known for it’s Cheese Market. The Cheese Market of Hoorn, was the largest cheese market in the northern region.
All this information, can be found in our free guide including map of Hoorn. You can find our free guide throughout different locations in Hoorn, or download the map of Hoorn.Download our free guide now!