Now that the corona measures have been relaxed, there will be more room for recreation. An excellent opportunity to discover how beautiful the Netherlands is. Pay a visit to Hoorn, monument of the golden age. Due to a clever Corona protocol, everyone can safely join a guided tour of Hoorn.
A big advantage of Hoorn is that it does not (yet) suffer from mass tourism. It is a quiet city where you can stroll undisturbed through the compact historic center. Maintaining a distance of 1.5 meters is therefore not a problem. Of course there are busy squares and shopping streets, but we can easily ignore them.
Although the hospitality industry still has limitations, extra space is provided for terraces. This gives the city an almost Italian atmosphere. It’s nice if you want to reminisce after a guided tour or city walk.
A safe tour for small and larger groups
Through a few specific measures we can enjoy a guided city walk in complete safety. Below is an overview of the things we will take into account during a guided tour:
1. Booking in advance! The guided tour is exclusively for the private group making the reservation. (So no public boarding walks!);
2. On the day of the tour we have contact in advance to check if all participants are healthy;
3. I have an audio guide system at my disposal. At the start every participant gets a receiver with which I can be clearly understood by everyone … even if we are a bit further away from each other!
4. In the route we follow I specifically take into account the wishes of the group. In doing so, I always make sure that we avoid really busy places.
The ‘Unicorn Walk’: fun for children and adults alike
The symbol of the city consists of a Unicorn holding the city coat of arms. Everywhere in the city you see these unicorns. On gable stones, as statues, on signposts and in many more places. For families with children I have specially composed the ‘Unicorn walk’. We follow a beautiful route through the historic centre where we encounter a whole series of beautiful unicorns.
At the beginning of the walk the children get a leaflet with 12 pictures of unicorns that can be found in Hoorn. Nine of these unicorns we encounter along the way. If you manage to see and cross all nine good unicorns on the way, you win a prize! But beware, if you accidentally cross a unicorn that we didn’t encounter, the prize goes to the parents.
While the children go in search of unicorns at each special place, I tell the special stories about the ancient and modern history of the city.
If you want to know more about a guided city walk through Hoorn, click here!
If you want to make a reservation, please contact me!