Hoorn was an important town in the 17th century, and you can see the remains of history everywhere in the monuments, beautiful buildings and lovely streets.
Hoorn is only 30 minutes by train from Amsterdam, and it is really worth a visit.
Here are a few photographs I made. I could not make as many as I wanted, because I was with the students, but these do give an impression.
|The station is a 19th century industrial monument.|
|In 'hofjes' like these, old men or women could live when they could not take care of themselves anymore.|
They are modernised of course, and people are still living here
|Part of the town's defence wall and the tower where the gunpowder was stored.|
|Ware houses of the Dutch East India Company|
|This is where the members of the seven towns of this part of the Netherlands stayed |
when they had a meeting.