Populair ships from Hoorn

Sights in Hoorn

Westfries Museum

The West Frisian Museum is located in one of Hoorn's most beautiful characteristic buildings. As soon as you walk through the entrance, you will be taken back to the Golden Age. You can choose to go first through Batavia of 1627 with virtual reality glasses. Or follow the route along more than 27 stylish furnished rooms with paintings, porcelain, glass and silverware. Each room has there own atmosphere. If you don't have much time, you can also choose the route of the masterpieces.

History of the Westfries Museum

The striking classicist building was built in 1632. The style of the facade can be traced back to the Dutch Renaissance. In January 1880 the Westfries Museum was built on the back of the building. Another 73 years later, in 1953, a cellar from the 15th century was founded under the building, which is now used for archaeological objects from the surrounding area. 

About the Westfries Museum 

In the West Frisian Museum, which has been in existence for more than 100 years now, a large number of objects are show in 27 rooms. These objects are linked to the history of the town of Hoorn, the craft, the shooting guild, the VOC, trade and archaeology. Here you will find paintings of archers, chimney paintings and interiors which remind us of their former owners.