On March 26 1357 granted William V, Count of Holland, a fee of 1,550 gold ecus, city rights to Horn. This makes Hoorn became autonomous in drafting law, the justice of citizens and collecting taxes on behalf of the count. 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 Nieuwe straat. 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. If you go through you see the Mary or Powder Tower 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 and dates back to 1593. Make a nice souvenir to take a picture in a giant clump in typical hoorn (14). The kleine Noord lies the Vrouwenkerk from 1519. Pamper yourself at the Hop terrace and let your thoughts flow over the eternal swell of the IJselmeer. 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. 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 will pass the Tourist Information Point at the Schuijteskade (39) From here you can walk to the head of the Oostereiland for a unique experience. The museum ship Halve Maen. You walk along the 20th century Museum. A nostalgic museum for young and old. You will pass ‘de Volendammer’ known for glorious sole and 't Schippershuis. At the Oosterkerksteeg you will find the Eastern Church or St. Anthonis. Noteworthy is the the clock hanging above the street as a sign. At the end you see the beautiful Oosterpoort and return back to the parking lot.