Where to eat and drink in Hoorn, the Netherlands

Hoorn is a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. It is located on the Markermeer. Hoorn has a magnificent horn-shaped harbour, for which it’s named.

Make sure to take a stroll through Hoorn’s streets lined by 16th-century buildings. The scenic harbour has many stately gabled houses, especially along Veermanskade. Also make sure to check out the old warehouses on Bierkade, where lager was brought from Germany. At the scenic main square, Rode Steen (Red Stone or Fortress), you will find the imposing statue of Jan Peterzoon Coen, founder of the Dutch East India Company. Besides, you cannot miss the Hoofdtoren, a massive defensive gate built in 1532, is overshadowing surrounding historic buildings.

Hoorn also has some magnificant museums. The Westfries Museum has rich collection of historical paintings. The Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw, located in the vast former prison on Oostereiland, south of the Hoofdtoren, is an entertaining museum devoted to household goods and modern inventions. 

If you want to shop then take the Grote Noord, a pedestrianised shopping street.

Food

Restaurants

Restaurant de Bourgondiër

Restaurant de Bourgondiër is located in the heart of Hoorn. The unique terrace boat has been rewarded with the title best terrace in North Holland.

The menu offers something for everyone. For main I had a very tasty beef steak served with chimichurry and seasonal vegatables. As a side we ordered salad and fried potatoes. The staff was very well informed about gluten-free options and instantly offered to swap the pepper sauce (which contains gluten) originally served with the steak for a gluten-free chimichurry.

You will find de Bourgondiër on Appelhaven nº26, Hoorn, The Netherlands.

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