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Westfries Museum, Hoorn

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  • It was raining and furthermore, the museum was about to be closed for a long time, so we visited the museum while there was no entrance fee for the last weeks before closing, so we couldn't go... 
    It was raining and furthermore, the museum was about to be closed for a long time, so we visited the museum while there was no entrance fee for the last weeks before closing, so we couldn't go...  more »
  • A small gem of a museum. My wife and spent about an hour going through several rooms in this treasure house. Part of the building dates from the seventeenth century with some incredible large group.....  more
    A small gem of a museum. My wife and spent about an hour going through several rooms in this treasure house. Part of the building dates from the seventeenth century with some incredible large group.....  more »
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  • This delightful museum in Hoorn's historic town square may be small but is packed with many riches of Holland's 'Golden Age'. It contains the history - in models, paintings, furniture, ceramics, artefacts - of the VOC, the once-famed 16th-18th century Dutch trading company. It's well worth spending an hour or two and can easily fit into a day trip. Tip: make sure to see Hendrik Vroom's marine painting 'View of Hoorn' (1622) and Tineke Fischer's 2018 art installation 'Nootmuskaat en Folie', a beautiful memorial to the people of the Spice Islands. Special mention also to the museum's friendly and helpful staff.
  • Very rich and beautiful collection of art and objects from that era. Even the museum buildings themselves are ornamented with reclaimed materials and pieces of historical ships, admiralty, etc. Worth visiting!

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