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Westfriesmuseum

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Address: Roode Steen 1, 1621 CV, Hoorn, The Netherlands
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+31 229 280 022
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Hoorn - A very Nice Town

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 the person who founded the city of Jakarta Indonesia. The town only has a few... More 

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Brighton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Bandung, Indonesia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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 the Golden Age and Westfries museum brings this era back to life through its collection... More 

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Breukelen Ut
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802 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
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.

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Wervershoof, The Netherlands
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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.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 10 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.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

If you come to Hoorn is a must see this museum, it worth to know about the history of this amazing glamorous city. Please check when is open

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Highly recommended to visit. The place fully describes how a Dutch house looked like in times of Ost Ind Company. We were simply amazed.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I enjoyed learning about the Dutch East India company and how the civic leaders of the five major cities ran the whole company.

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