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Pakhuisbrug - Hoorn
The Pakhuisbrug is a draw bridge at the NE-side of the old city center.
In was the gateway to the VOC warehouses at the outer side of the canal.
Address: Turfhaven - Hoorn
Directions: NE-side of the old city center at the Pakhuisstraat.
Munnickenveld - Hoorn
The Munnickenveld is one of the most interesting streets of Hoorn. The name came from the former meadow that was in use by the monks who ran the St. Pietershof.
Later on this field the Claes Stapelhof was constructed.
The house at number 2 is the oldest surviving house. It dates from 1593 and after a fire in 1945 was renovated completely.
Address: Munnickenveld - Hoorn
Claas Stapel's Hof - Hoorn
The Claas Stapel's Hof dates from 1683 and was founded by Claes Stapel and two other Hoorn notables, Jan Jansz. Koekebacker and Pieter Bos. The small houses were given to widows and older women with little or no means of living.
The iron gate dates from 1870. The stone gate is te former entrance of the Latin School at the Kruisstraat, that was moved to this new location in 1956.
Address: Munnickenveld N.Z. - Hoorn
Directions: Just SE of the train station; downtown.
Rozenhof - Hoorn.
The Rozenhof is a small inner court extension at the North side of the St. Pietershof.
In te middle bautiful red roses are growing.
Te hof dates from the 20th century.
Address: Spoortstraat - Hoorn
Directions: Just SE of the train station.
De Roode Steen - Hoorn
The Roode Steen (or Red Stone) is the oldest square of downton Hoorn.
It's the oldest location of town where in the 14th century an Inn and three houses were located, although the settlement of Hoorn is older.
Streets to the square were former dikes and are higher than the younger streets that run parallel to these former dikes.
The red stone got its name from the capital punishments that took place on the square in front of the former City Hall. Parts of the original stone are on display at the West Fries Museum.
Address: Roode Steen - Hoorn
Directions: Down Town
Speelgoed museum De Kijkdoos - Hoorn
The Speelgoed museum (or toy museum) De Kijkdoos is housed in a genuine Hoorn family house.
On the ground floor, the first floor and the attic toys through the ages are on display.
Tu-Su: 11AM - 5PM
Address: Italiaanse Zeedijk 106 - 1621 AK Hoorn
Directions: Just West of 't Hoofd at the harbour.
The Westfries Museum
The Westfries Museum is more than 100 years in operation. The collection varies from paintings to archeologic treasures, In the maze of rooms an amazing number of items is on display showing the history of the area.
The oldest building from 1632 was built as the headquarter for the local Counsil.
Also parts of former houses, the “Grote Stynhuys” and the “Hoge Huys” or “Proostenhuys” still are a part (in the basements) of the present museum.
The cast iron entrance gate was made by J. Uljé in 1929.
Admission fee: € 6.50 (adult)
Ma-Fr: 11AM - 5PM
Sa-Su: 1PM - 5PM
Address: Roode Steen 1 - 1621 CV Hoorn
Directions: Center of the Old town.
Noorderkerk - Hoorn
The Noorderkerk is the oldest church in Hoorn. The building dates from 1426.
The church was devoted to Mother Mary and as such was called Mariakerk or Vrouwekerk.
The first building was a wooden chapel. From 1441 till 1450 the firts stone part was constructed. Later extensions were finished in 1485 and 1519.
After the 80-year war the church became a Protestant church.
In the church basement many local people are buried.
Address: Kleine Noord 30 - 162 1JD Hoorn
Directions: Just SW of the Train Station (500 meters)
Koepelkerk - Hoorn
The Koepelkerk (or Dome Church) was built in 1879-1882, designed by architect A.C. Bleys, known from the Amsterdam St. Nicolas Church. The Hoorn church was built in a neo-Renaissance style and dedicated to St. Cyriacus and St. Franciscus.
The church now is managed by the Koepelkerk foundation.
There still are Roman Catholic services on Sundays. On weekdays the church is open to other events or for a visit to the Maria chapel.
More Koepelkerk church images.
Address: Grote Noord 15 - 1621 KJ Hoorn
Directions: Center of the old town.
Oostereiland - Hoorn
The Oostereiland now is connected to the main land. This former prison island now houses:
-The museum of the 20th century
-The Oostereiland cinema
-The Krententuin garden
-A hotel and Brasserie
Address: Krententuin 24 - 1621 DG Hoorn
Directions: At the harbour entrance
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