Daytrips and holidays in the Netherlands

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City walk Hoorn

City walk Hoorn

We recommend the following walk (see map center)

You start on the Nieuwe Wal where you can park for free. You walk along the Nieuwe Wal in a northerly direction along the Oosterplantsoen. On your right you will see the Oosterpoort from 1607. Follow the red line further along the Oosterplantsoen and go over the Jeudje and the GJ Henninkstraat, into the Peperstraat. You will walk past the Grote Kerk of Hoorn On the Kerkstraat, you will see the Sint Jans Gasthuis (1563). The grooved stones on either side of the door are said to have a healing effect. It was built as a hospital and later became a place where eggs and butter were traded. You will walk down Nieuwstraat. There you will see the Statenlogement with a beautiful double stepped gable from the period of the Dutch Renaissance (1613) Experience the Westfries Museum's multimedia show here. At De Doelen on Achterstraat no. 2, the Hoorn archers met from 1615. At the end of Achterstraat you can see the Maria- or Kruittoren from 1508 on the right; it was once part of the city walls. The Claes Stapelhofje was founded in 1682. It provided housing for women.  Hoorn's oldest house is located at Munnickenveld 2 (across the water) and dates from 1593.  On the Kleine Noord is De Noorder- or Vrouwenkerk from 1519. At Breed 38 you will see a monumental building the Crowned Jaagschuit, with authentic interior. You walk through the Achterom to the Proostensteeg and pass the Maritime Antiquities Room of the Ned. Kaap Hoorn-Vaarders Foundation with authentic 18th-century interior (Achterom 17) The Statencollege dates from 1632 .  On the other side of the square is the Waag from 1609 , where everyone could have their goods weighed. Follow the red line further to the Foreestenhuis on the Grote Oost which was created in 1724 by merging three existing buildings. walk to the head of the Oostereiland for a unique experience: The Museum of the 20th Century.   A nostalgic Museum for young and old. On the Oosterkerksteeg you will find the Ooster- or Sint Anthoniskerk. Remarkable is the clockwork that protrudes over the street like a signboard.  Turn right on Slapershaven and you will pass Bossuhuizen. Follow the route through the ABC turn right to the beginning, the parking lot.