Historic Hoorn, The Netherlands

Hoorn is a historic port city located on the Markermeer, and a very important city in the Dutch Golden Age (1602 - 1702). Many traces of this past can be admired in the historic centre of Hoorn. The city has 368 national monuments and has just over 72,000 inhabitants. At about 30 minutes from Amsterdam, Hoorn is well worth a visit and a day to wander through the charming streets and alleys. The picturesque harbour area is a 'must see'. 

Guided Tours

If 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.


A 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

Recent pictures

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)
    Nikita (Moscow)
  • 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.
    Jeroen Ligthart
  • 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)
    Marina H.
  • 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.
    Mike Peerdeman

Latest blogs

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.

Guided Tour Hoorn - Amsterdam - Hoorn 32 minutes

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.

Guided Tour: Hoorn - Enkhuizen 26 minutes by train