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Things to do in Hoorn..

Activities in Hoorn..

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Westfries Museum 

Located in the main city square, the ‘Roode Steen’, the ‘Westfries Museum’ is Hoorn’s main museum. The museum exhibits the wealth of the Golden Age, from paintings, silverware and VOC related artefacts.

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Halve Maen

Visit a replicate of the ‘Halve Maen’, a ship built in 1609, owned and operated by the Dutch East India Company. In Hoorn, you can visit the replica of the ‘Halve Maen’ and get a true understanding of how hard 17th century ship life must have been.

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Oostereiland

Oostereiland allows you to go back in time and experience the lovely nature that Hoorn has to offer. Located next to the Grashaven, the large prison building is a real eye-catcher.

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Guided tour with a local city guide

If you really want to get to know Hoorn, book a guided tour! Perfect for larger groups or families with children. City guide Alette takes you along the historical sights and introduces you to Hoorn.

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Hoorn shuttle bus City Tour

An electric shuttle bus is a great option if you have trouble walking or don’t feel like walking in Hoorn, but still want to experience the historical city.

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Cheese Market Hoorn

In the period 18 June and 27 August, you can visit the cheese market in Hoorn every Tuesday. Here you can enjoy folkloristic dance, the cheese carriers and cheese market of Hoorn.

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Bike Taxi (Rickshaw)

The Bike Taxi in Hoorn, is a great way to get from A to B. Next to short rides, the Bike Taxi also offers more extensive city tours

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Marina Kaap

Located 10 minutes from the city center of Hoorn, is ‘Marina Kaap’, which is one of the outskirts harbors of Hoorn. Marina Kaap is a new harbor, compared to the historic harbors of Hoorn and was developed in 2013.

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Steam tram Hoorn

The steam tram from Hoorn to Medmeblik started running in 1887. Today, you can still enjoy the beautiful surrounding landscape by taking a ride on this mighty steam tram. Get ready, jump on the tram, wait for the whistles, lean back and have a good time riding on a great piece of history.

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Museum of the 20th Century

Where the other Museums take you back to the 17th Century, this museum is all about the 20th Century. Go back in time and experience how our ancestors lived.

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Water Taxi

One of the best ways to truly experience the city is by water. Enjoy a city tour or simply a short boat ride from one stop to another, with the Water Taxi in Hoorn.

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Stand Up Paddle (SUP)

SUP stands for Stand UP Paddle and is the perfect activity for the sports enthusiast among us. If you’re looking for a fun activity, want to enjoy the water and discover Hoorn in this unique and sporty way, SUPping might be the right activity for you.

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Shopping in Hoorn

The main shopping street in Hoorn is the ‘Grote Noord’. Together with the ‘Kleine Noord’, you can find a wide variety of shops by wandering through these two streets.

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Things to do in Hoorn, recommended by locals. Experience Hoorn to the fullest.

Pick up your printed city guide to experience the best things to do in Hoorn, the Netherlands. Featuring the Westfries Museum, Halve Maen and many more activities, recommended by locals.

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