10 Amazing Facts about Hoorn

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FUN & INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT HOORN

 

  1. Old Legend says that Hoorn was be founded by Hornus, Hornus would have established a settlement In 716, Western Friesland. However, this is just a legend.

  2. Hoorn was established as a city in 1357, city rights were given by Willem V.

  3. After Amsterdam, Hoorn is the next most important city.

  4. On the 26th of March 2018, Hoorn will celebrate 666 years as a city.

  5. Cape Horn, the most southerly point of the Americas, was named after the town by Willem Schouten, who circled it in 1616.

  6. The Hoorn Islands of the Oceanian nation of Wallis and Futuna are also named after this city.

  7. Hoorn is connected to the Dutch railway network and has two stations: Hoorn and Hoorn Kersenboogerd.

  8. Stephan van den Berg was the world’s first Olympian windsurfer, he was born in Hoorn.

  9. The town hosts a popular cheese market which includes presentations about cheese production, performances and even activities for children

  10. Hoorn had a population of 72,707 in 2017

 

Centrum Varend Erfgoed Hoorn

Centrum Varend Erfgoed Hoorn

Centrum Varend Erfgoed Hoorn is a museum situated in the harbour area of Hoorn, it’s a beautiful location with access to the large open waters of the Marker and Ijsselmeer, the ship in which the museum is situated in is the living memory of the history of the city and Holland, Hoorn was once a popular place for visiting ships of the traditional charter fleet.

The museum includes a collection of sailing monuments from sail fishing and cargo sailing and also highlights the maritime history of Hoorn, its International trade and horn and the water. the next complex was established in 2013 by the Municipality of Hoorn.

Centrum Varend Erfgoed Hoorn

Telephone:+31 6 29601641 | Official Website | Facebook

How to get there

  • By Train: The Hoorn Train Station is located about 15 minutes walk from the harbour.
  • By Foot: The Harbour is located about 5 to 15 minutes walk from any where in the city.

Opening Hours

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Monday Closed
Tueday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Location

Address: Schuijteskade 22, 1621 DE Hoorn, Netherlands

Verhalenark in Hoorn

Verhalenark in Hoorn

The Verhalenark in Hoorn is based on Noah’s Ark, its the first floating Bible museum in the world and was designed to be same as the original ark based from the bibles description of the ark, the Bible states that the Ark is about a hundred and forty meters long, however the Verhalenark is only seventy meters long and 13 meter high, making it only half the size of the original ark described in the bible however its still a massive ship, it just about fits through the marina of Schagen.

The Verhalenark has been designed to sail the world, its previously been in the ports of Schagen, Rotterdam, Sliedrecht, Arnhem, Amsterdam, Drachten and Aalsmeer, however on Friday 25th of August 2017 the Ark will be sailing to Hoorn until 28th February 2018, to give its visitors an impression of the ship and the stories behind it.

Verhalenark was made by Johan Huibers from Schagen and was bought by Aad Peters in 2010, who now manages the Ark. The exhibition was made by more than fifteen international artists, commissioned and by ideas from Aad Peters.

Since its opening in 2010 the museum had more then 400,000 people visit this exhibition.

the Verhalenark is seventy meters long and 13 meter high

Admission

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Ticket Type Price
Adult €14.50
Children  up to 12 Years old €9.50
Children under 2 Years old  Free Entry
Students and Seniors reduced rate  €12.50
Family Ticket 2 adults and 2 children €40.00
+Each additional child €6.50

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Opening Hours

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Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tueday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wedneday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Location

Address: Oostereiland, 1621 Hoorn, Netherlands

Westfries Museum

Watertaxi halte Westfries Museum

The Westfries Museum is a historical and cultural museum situated in Hoorn, it was opened on the 10th of January 1880, the building originally belonged to the Gecommitteerde Raden van West-Friesland en het Noorderkwartier, as a part of the Staten van Holland en West-Friesland, the Museum comprises over 30,000 objects

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Photographs of Hoorn

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Hoorn is a town in the north-Holland province, it’s one of the largest harbors on the Ijsselmeer, however much of the city is made up of water, it has a rich history that dates back to the 8th century.

Information and statistics 

  • Total area: 53.25 km2
  • Area code: 0229
  • postcode: 1620–1628, 1689, 1695
  • Elevation:  −1 m

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Location

Hoorn, Province North Holland, Netherlands