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.
Direct train services connect Hoorn with both Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport. In both cases the journey will take about 45 minutes.
To visit the old harbor by car, it's easy to park at 'P 't Jeudje' and take a Watertaxi. (only on reservation) Harbor cruises an boat rental at Oostereiland.
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: