Hoorn is an old city in the Dutch province of North-Holland.


In late medieval times, Hoorn became rich through sea trade and fishing, making possible the construction of many of the picturesque buildings that can be seen today. Its maritime past is also reflected in the fact that Cape Horn is named after it.

Get in

By car

From Amsterdam or Schiphol Airport, Hoorn can be reached by taking the A10, the A8 and then the A7.

By train

Direct train services connect Hoorn with both Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport. In both cases the journey will take about 45 minutes.

By boat

Most of the year, river boats visit the city's harbour. The harbour is at the city center, which makes the museums and old city accessible by foot.


Hoorn's compact medieval centre is home to too many beautiful late medieval buildings to mention. Within walking distance of each other you can find:


Go next

About 15 km east of Hoorn lies the equally picturesque city of Enkhuizen. A little further to the north is Medemblik.

Routes through Hoorn

Amsterdam Beemster  S  N  Medemblik Groningen

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