At either 10am or 2pm, meet your private guide at your hotel, river cruise ship, or the Hoorn train station and set off at a relaxing pace to explore this picturesque Dutch town, which was formerly a base of the Dutch East India Company. With just your group and your private guide, enjoy the flexibility to customize the walking tour to your liking — so you can really see, feel, and learn all about the town. As you wander through Hoorn's historic streets, step back in time to the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century, when Holland was one of the most influential countries in the world.
See the lively harbour and shopping street, and learn about about Jan Pietersz Coen, son of Hoorn and founder of the former Indonesian city Batavia (now Jakarta). Pass by the Main Tower, one of Hoorn harbor's main landmarks. Touch the façade of the Saint John Hospice for luck, and visit the hidden love chapel — once built as a secret place for a forbidden Catholic/Protestant couple to wed. Before bidding farewell to your guide, get insider’s tips about local restaurants, shops, attractions, activities, public transport, and more.