A walk in the old harbour of Hoorn is a must. There are plenty of beautiful boats to look at. Middays some fishing boats are coming back and I was lucky enough to be present while a boat was putting its catch (several nets of crabs) in the pots.
The boat with wings (as on the picture above) is typical for the Ijsselmeer. When the wings are up the boat may pass through very shallow water and canals.
In the middle of the old harbour the previous city gate ("Hoodftoren") welcomes the visitors and the floating vessels.
Plenty of birds are present too... Some of them are even doing fish-check once the fishing boats are left empty:-)