Hoorn is West-Friesland's largest town and is situated along the Ijsselmeer-coast, named the Hoornse Hop. Hoorn's harbour is the second-largest Ijselmeer-harbour of Holland. When you walk through the century-old centre of Hoorn it seems like the Golden Century is still living on. . The beautiful town Hoorn is undeniably connected with its rich past. One day the towns along the shores of the Zuiderzee were the proud and mighty trading centres of the VOC (Unified East-India Company). Nowadays history and pleasure meet in harmony. Old-fashioned rest and space you'll still find in the countryside of West-Friesland. With its rustic farms and windmills, outstretched land and orchards and the Omring dyke. West-Friesland in North-Holland heart and soul and you can feel that on every square metre. If you want to visit a museum you'll have to go to the Westfries Museum. Hoorn's rich past is not to be found better than in this museum.
Steamlovers can't miss the steamengine train from Hoorn to Medemblik. Including a visit to the Dutch Steamengine-museum in Medemblik.