A guided tour Hoorn is always tailored to your wishes and usually takes about 2 hours. Below you will find a small selection of the many possibilities Hoorn has to offer. If you want something else, let me know and we will discuss what best suits your needs. Contact me!
The Highlight tour
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 historical places of Hoorn and I will tell you the stories of past and present! Depending on the available time and our walking pace, we can choose a normal walk or a big one. Considering the old streets and the cobblestone squares that we pass during this tour, I advise you to wear comfortable shoes. Click for more info!
Meet the local at home
Foreign guests appreciate the special ‘Meet The Local – Tour’. I will show you the most beautiful places of Hoorn during this tour. And especially for foreign guests, we also get to know contemporary culture and Dutch daily life. You will get acquainted with everyday Dutch customs and our peculiarities. What is typical Dutch food? What does a Dutch House look like on the inside? Do they really pay tax in the Netherlands for keeping a dog? During this tour we will visit my house to have a coffee break and a peek inside a typical Dutch House. Click for more info!
The Dutch Golden Age tour
The Dutch Golden Age tour takes us past the beautiful monuments of this time (1602 – 1702). Names like Willem IJsbrantsz Bontekoe, Jan Pieterszoon Coen and architect Hendrick de Keijzer will not be missed in this tour. Many stories from the VOC era and the 80 year war are told. During this walk it becomes clear that Hoorn soon benefited from the disappearance of Spanish domination and free trade. Beautiful warehouses but also beautiful courtyards and a rich orphanage will be visited on this tour. Click for more info!
The harbour tour
During the harbour tour we pass by the special places in the historic harbours of Hoorn. Of course we meet the ‘Boatboys of Bontekoe’ and we pass the defense tower, the East Island, we pass the center ‘sailing heritage’ and the old inner harbor. If we continue our hike, we will also visit the Baatland for a nice view of the old harbour. Although the port area has changed a lot over the centuries, with some imagination you can still see the enormous activity of the many shipyards. During this tour through the harbour of horn I will tell you the stories about the (old) ships and yards and much more. Click for more info!
Hoorn – Amsterdam countryside tour
The largest monument of the Dutch Golden Age (17th century) is located between Hoorn and Amsterdam. This fascinating polder landscape (Unesco World Heritage) with its dikes, windmills and beautiful villages was given its present shape in the 17th century by reclamation of inland lakes using traditional Dutch windmills. The most beautiful parts of this area are not visible from the motorway. Therefore I would like to take you on an exclusive private car tour through the real Netherlands. Click for more info!
The active walk and view tour
Do you feel like walking a bit firmer and do you like beautiful view spots? Book the active walk and view tour! Perfect for photographers! I will take you through the harbour, the park and the edges of the city and you will see Hoorn at its best. We walk through the Juliana-Park to get the best view of Hoorn.
Guided Tour Hoorn with lunch or dinner
It is also possible to have lunch or dinner before, during or after the tour. There are various possibilities in Hoorn, from a star restaurant to a simple satay. Let me know and I can make a reservation or advise you.
Especially for foreign guests I developed a nice bike tour. This bike tour takes us through Hoorn and a few beautiful villages in the immediate vicinity. We pass a classic Dutch windmill and in spring we pass extensive tulip fields. We drive over a historic Dutch dike that was build in the middle of the 13th century. And we don’t have to worry about headwinds. If desired, we can use electric bikes.
A private guided tour Hoorn 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.