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Welcome to the city pages of Hoorn

City walk Hoorn

City walk Hoorn

 

We recommend the following walk (see map center)

 

You start at the new Wal where you can park for free. You walk along the new Wal northward along the Ooster Plantsoen. There you will see on the right de Oosterpoort. Follow the red line and enter the Peperstraat. At the end you will see the Port (R) in 1607. The only tangible reminder of the Admiralty building which once stood here. You walk along the Great Church of Hoorn.

On de kerkstraat  you will see the Sint Jans Gasthuis(N) (1563). The grooved stone on either side of the door would have a healing effect. It was built as a hospital and later became a place where eggs and butter were sold. You walk in the Nieuwstraat. There you will see the Statenlogement (K) with a beautiful double stepped gable dating from the Dutch Renaissance (1613) and the Residence of the 18th century (L) at No. 18. De Doelen (J) at the Achterstraat no. 2 from 1615, the shutters of hoorn gathered . At the end of Achterstraat you see the Maria-or Kruittoren from 1508 on your right   from 1508. It was once part of the city wall. Claes Stapelhof was founded in 1682. It offered accommodation to women. Hoorns oldest house  is on the second Munnickenveld (other side of the water) and dates back to 1593. The kleine Noord lies the Vrouwenkerk from 1519. On Breed 38 you see Du Pont, for chees (39), nuts and more in a monumental building Gekroonde Jaagschuit. Watch the authentic interior. Continue the route through the shopping streets of Hoorn. You can get delicious sandwiches  from Jan (37). You walk through the Achterom to the Proostensteeg and here comes  the Maritime Antiquities Foundation Dutch Cape Horn-sailors.  It is an authentic 18th-century establishment. With original hoorns wallpaper. Achterom 17, the Statecollege dates from 1632 and houses the West Fries Museum (21). Note the beer keg (C) on top of Cafe Bruintje,  the drink room with the only beer keg in the facade. on the other side of the square the Waag from 1609, where everyone could weigh his goods. Follow the red line on the map to Foreestenhuis to the Grote Oost. In 1724 created by merging three existing buildings. You are passing ’t Schippershuis. You will pass the Tourist Information Point at the Schuijteskade (40a) From here you can walk to the head of the Oostereiland for a unique experience. The museum ship Halve Maen (3). You walk along the 20th century Museum (16) . A nostalgic museum for young and old.

Very near is the Centrum Varend Erfgoed (4) fort the maritime history of Hoorn. You can make a boattour. At the Oosterkerksteeg you will find the Eastern Church or St. Anthonis. Noteworthy is the the clock hanging above the street as a sign.  Go right to Slapershaven and meet museum Bonck (9) and tast nearly 400 years of history. Follow the route through ABC and return right to the parking lot.