On The Waterfront | Hoorn

The waterside at Hoorn was just too pretty to pass up. How it’s been fantastically preserved it really felt like a trip back in time.

Here’s when it pays to be unemployed; it was a beautiful Friday morning and we had the entire place to ourselves.
Typical with other Dutch harbors there were the usual sailing boats, big and small, as well as fishing boats, trawlers, and what have you. The waterfront was surrounded by a slew of 17th and 18th century merchant houses overflowing with atmosphere, the mother of them all without a doubt the Hoofdtoren that dates back to the 1530s. Ever practical as the Dutch are, there was naturally a restaurant in it. It’s not everyday that you get to dine in a nearly 500-year old building. Will need to try this when we come back next year!

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