City walk Hoorn
We recommend the following walk (see center map):
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. There you will see the Oosterpoort on the right (use the icon on the map). Follow the red line and enter the Peperstraat. At the end you will see the Oosterpoort from 1607. The only tangible reminder of the Admiralty building that once stood here. You 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 enter the Nieuwstraat. There you will see the Statenlogement with a beautiful double stepped gable from the period of the Dutch Renaissance (1613). Experience the multimedia show of the Westfries Museum (14) here. the House from the 18th century at no. 18 (L) At De Doelen at the Achterstraat no. 2, the Hoornse civic guards met from 1615 onwards. At the end of Achterstraat you will see on your right the Maria or Kruittoren from 1508, which 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. De Noorder- or Vrouwenkerk from 1519 is located at Kleine Noord. At Breed 38 you will see a monumental building, the Gekroonde Jaagschuit, with an authentic interior. You walk through the Achterom to the Proostensteeg and here you will pass the Maritime Antiquity Room of the Dutch Cape Horn-Vaarders Foundation with authentic 18th-century furnishings and original Hoorn wallpaper. (Back 17) The States College 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 on the map 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 (9). A nostalgic Museum for young and old.
On the Oosterkerksteeg you will find the Oosterkerk or Sint Anthoniskerk. Remarkable is the clockwork that sticks out over the street like a signboard. Turn right on Slapershaven and you will pass museum Bonck for almost 400 years of history. Follow the route through the ABC and turn right to the start of the route, the car park.