Discover the legacy of the VOC as you stroll the streets of downtown Hoorn . Here you will find numerous centuries-old facades, from neck, bell to stepped gables, and beautifully decorated exterior walls. Hoorn flourished in the Golden Age and this prosperity can still be seen in the many VOC buildings. Combine this historical heritage with the authentic charm of the locals and you have the perfect city break in West Friesland.

Red Stone

De Roode Steen is the beating heart of the city, both literally and figuratively. This lively square, known for its summer cheese markets, connects six streets and alleys, making it the perfect base for exploring Hoorn. Stroll through the winding alleys and discover attractions such as the Westfries Museum, the Museum of the 20th Century, and the departure point of the Museum Steam Tram. There is so much to discover here that you won't be bored for a moment!