'It is so typical Dutch'.... is what I hear a lot! Look right, look left.... Look right, look left again....beware, they come from all sides, keep … read more about Typical Dutch: bike tour Hoorn
Historic Hoorn, The Netherlands
Guided ToursIf you really want to get to know Hoorn, book a tour! Ideal for families, couples or larger groups. I take you along the historical sights, the hidden gems and let you get acquainted with the stories of the city. Guided tours are always tailor-made and usually last 1.5 to 2 hours.
CostsA private city walk of 1.5 hours starts from EUR 75,-. For foreign guests I always make a tour tailored to your needs. Guided tours can be extended to a full day. The costs depend on the duration of the tour, the size of the group, the mode of transport, etc.
Please contact me for a quote.
Most popular guided tours
Highlight tour Hoorn
During the Highlight tour I will take you along the Highlights of the city such as: the Main Tower, the Statenlogement, the Roode Steen, De Oude Waegh, the Bossu Houses and much more. We will visit the most important ...more info
Dutch Golden Age tour
The Dutch Golden Age tour takes us past the beautiful monuments of this time (1602 – 1702). Many stories from the VOC era and the 80 year war are told. During this walk it becomes clear that Hoorn soon benefited from ...more info
Dutch Culture Tour
Foreign guests appreciate the special ‘Dutch Culture Tour’. A combination of the beautiful places in Hoorn, some history, a visit to an ordinary Dutch house and details about Dutch daily life. This tour will suprise you ...more info
With every tour we visit beautiful places to take pictures. Below are some recent pictures taken by guests who have been with me on a tour. It is also possible to take a professional photographer with you on a guided tour.
Alette custom-designed a driving tour specifically for me. It's well worth the additional cost to have someone guide you through a strange city. I loved every minute with Alette & strongly recommend spending some time with her as your guide. (read full review on tripadvisor)
Michelle & family (from Chigago)
Alette took us for a wonderful tour around Horn. We started in a restaurant, where Alette briefly told us about history and specifics of the country. Then we had a walking tour around the harbor and nice parts of the town. Thanks a lot Alette! (red: full review see tripadvisor)
Alette is the best tour guide you can pick! She is very knowledgeable of Hoorn and Netherlands history. Never a dull moment in the tour. Definitely recommend 10 out of 10! (red.: Mathew and his family booked the highlight tour)
Mathew Gutierrez (Dallas)
Alette was wonderfully knowledgable and fun. We had the BEST Tour of all the groups that had tours from our ship, the Amastella, and this was all due to our excellent tour guide, Alette. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. (full review: see tripadvisor)
Guest from AMA-Waterways
We walked around for 1,5 hours with guide Alette. We heard very nice stories and came to places we otherwise would not have found. Especially the story about the orphanage I found very interesting. Thank you Alette for the nice walk.
This is a really lovely lady who knows Hoorn like the back of her hand, excellent! We had a lovely time and we recommend her to everyone! (red.: Marina took the Harbor Tour Hoorn)
We had a great tour with Alette. She showed us a lot of beautiful places and told lot's of interesting historical stories about the city. She really takes her time to make it as fun as possible. Thank you Alette.
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Amsterdam – Hoorn: 32 min.
From Amsterdam you can be in the center of Hoorn in exactly 32 minutes by train. If you want to escape the crowds, book a tour in Hoorn. I will pick you up at the station and we will immediately start in the historic city center. Also great to combine with a lunch.
Enkhuizen – Hoorn: 26 min.
A guided tour Hoorn can easily be combined with a trip to the slightly smaller Enkhuizen. By train you travel in exactly 26 minutes from the center of Hoorn to the center of Enkhuizen. In Enkhuizen I can take you on a city walk and show you the highlights.