Friday, 13 May 2011

The city of Hoorn

Hoorn is a very cozy and beautiful city situated 35 km north of Amsterdam. "Hoorn" means cape and the town is really located on a tongue of land located in Ijselmeer. Its center offers a few lovely buildings. One is definitely the Westfries Museum (first and second picture).

Some years ago Hoorn was having the biggest kaasmarkt in Noord-Holland. In the building (third picture), where once the town "waag" (balance) was located, there is a nice restaurant now. The city has a very beautifulold harvour, there will be a separate blog entry about it.

5 comments:

Roj said...

Unexpected colors from those buildings! :) Enjoy Sofia...

WebbieLady said...

Do the colors contain meanings?

Webbielady

de bossies! said...

Hoi Jana
Hoorn..Een gezellige stad aan het Ijselmeer. Met zijn prachtige haven en zijn terrasjes.
Jij komt ook overal hé!:)
Gr Henk

betchai said...

i am indeed going around the world with you, thanks for sharing Jana.

hélène said...

Hey, i've been there when i was working at EPO! It was during THE most snowing weekend...amazing to see the freezed ijsselmeer :) I ate in a small harbour café...nice ambiance there! Xxx