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Roode Steen 1, 1621 CV, Hoorn, The Netherlands
+31 229 280 022
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Great side trip from Amsterdam

We saw this museum recommended in Rick Steves' Netherlands guidebook and decided to visit. Hoorn is... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Los Angeles
Good Local Museum

Note: if you're visiting museums in NL, get a Museumkarte, giving you access to 40 museums, great... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Roode Steen 1, 1621 CV, Hoorn, The Netherlands
+31 229 280 022
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We saw this museum recommended in Rick Steves' Netherlands guidebook and decided to visit. Hoorn is a quick and easy train ride from Amsterdam Centraal. This museum is a gem, transporting you to the Dutch Golden Age. You really get the feel for what it...More

1  Thank SusanLLosAngeles
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Note: if you're visiting museums in NL, get a Museumkarte, giving you access to 40 museums, great value. The Westfries has great interiors, and the collection is beautifully presented.

Thank FuzzyDunlopez
Reviewed 2 June 2017

lovely museum that includes the audio guide however, there are a few exhibitions that don't have English.. be sure and explore every door and stairwell because there are levels that are not well sign posted. downstairs there is a really nice display of Hoorn and...More

1  Thank jetapilot
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Hoorn is a small town north of Amsterdam, easily access by train. Town people usually commute to Amsterdam daily via train. It was the home base for the Dutch East India Company. The nearby square has a statue of Jan Pieterszoon Coen - He was...More

1  Thank Jim P
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Good history of the region both covering 17,18 and 19 Century located in the former West Friesland government building which has its own history. Also English narrative cards in rooms.

Thank E8887TZmartinp
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Too bad that nobody ever mentioned Hoorn as a destination, perhaps it is overshadowed by Alkmaar or Amsterdam. To me, Hoorn is a hidden gem of the old traditional Dutch and I can still feel the atmosphere there. It was the major harbour town during...More

Thank MCIvonneM
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The Westfriesmuseum has a lot to offer. The building itself has a lot of character. The paintings and artefacts are from different eras and the temporary exposition was very good. We would visit it again.

Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Spent a full afternoon exploring the history of the city I was born. Because it was not that crowded I could walk my own pace and make the best of the day.

Thank Lemjur
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Excellent museum. Many rooms which really feel how people used to live. Excellent miniature city and stories on various topics. Sound on dutch language and subtitles in English.

Thank Владимир П
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great photo exhibition about 'Verlanders', descendants of VOC employees in Indonesia, South Africa and Western Australia. The audio tour makes it very worthwhile.

Thank iWiebe
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14 July 2015|
Response from Marjorie2000 |
Hi, you can book combi tickets at halvemaenhoorn.nl Enjoy!
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