travel42 Port Guide: Hoorn

Hoorn travel42 Port of Call Guide

Hoorn makes an attractive day trip from Amsterdam because of its colorful history and charming village atmosphere.

Hoorn was mightily enriched because its harbor was a key hub for the Dutch East India Co. The company's men circled the globe, and one, a Hoorn native, named the tip of South America for his hometown; we know it as Cape Horn.

Visitors can stroll around Hoorn's quaint harbor and along canals for a good look at redbrick, gabled row houses; the oldest date from the late 16th centur...

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