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Interesting places in Hoorn:
Roode Steen   Park Schouwburg
Holenweg Sports Complex   Station Hoorn
Grashaven  

Hoorn's fortunes declined somewhat in the eighteenth century. The prosperous trading port became little more than a sleepy fishing village on the Zuiderzee. Following the Napoleonic occupation, there was a period during which the town gradually turned its back on the sea. It developed to become the market for the entire West Frisian agricultural region. Stallholders and shopkeepers devoted themselves to trading in dairy produce and seeds. When the railway and metalled roads came to Hoorn in the late nineteenth century, the town rapidly took its rightful place as a conveniently located and readily accessible centre in the network of towns and villages which make up the province of Noord-Holland. In 1932, the Afsluitdijk, or Great Enclosing Dyke, was completed and Hoorn was no longer a seaport.

Hoorn's compact medieval centre is home to too many beautiful late medieval buildings to mention. Within walking distance of each other you can find:

  • Main Tower, 2 Hoofd. Beautiful tower with clock, from the 1530s
  • East Church, 60 Grote Oost.
  • East Gate, 41 Kleine Oost. In rich manierist style, from the 1570s
  • Former City Hall, 23 Nieuwstraat. From 1613



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De Hoofdtoren, gezien vanaf het Houten Hoofd.

De Hoofdtoren, gezien vanaf het Houten Hoofd.
Made by Peterbijkerk.eu Photography
Over het Houten Hoofd: Bij de ingang van de haven werd in 1464 in de toenmalige Zuiderzee het Houten Hoofd met een blokhuis gebouwd. Het Houten Hoofd was in oorsprong, net als nu, een steiger en aanleg- en losplaats voor schepen. Het Houten Hoofd werd in 1532 vervangen door de Hoofdtoren, die gebouwd werd als verdedigingstoren. De klokkentoren werd pas veel later, in 1651, geplaatst. De sluis naast de toren dateert van 1778. De toren bood onderdak aan de Noordse Compagnie, ook wel genoemd de Compagie van Spitsbergen, die zich richtte op de walvisvangst. Het havenhoofd dateert al van 1464; het werd een aantal malen vergroot en vernieuwd. Op de kademuur zitten de scheepsjongens van Bontekoe. Beeldhouwer Jan van Druten vereeuwigde het drietal uit het gelijknamige jongensboek van Johan Fabricius in brons. Het boek is gebaseerd op de avontuurlijke zeereis die Bontekoe van 1618 tot 1625 maakte naar het verre Indië, zoals verwoord in zijn scheepsjournaal. Begin deze eeuw waren er plannen om het houten Hoofd te vervangen door een betonnen constructie. Het is daar nooit van gekomen.In ca. 1778 werd naast de Hoofdtoren een sluis aangelegd. Hier is de monding van de oudste haven van Hoorn. In de Hoofdtoren is op dit moment een restaurant gevestigd. Bron.

The Waag in Hoorn

The Waag in Hoorn
Made by rangaku1976
The Waag (weigh house) in Hoorn was built in 1609. A weigh house or weighing house is a building at or within which goods, and the like, are weighed. Most of these buildings were built before 1800, prior to the establishment of international standards for weights. As public control of the weight of goods was very important, they were run by local authorities who would also use them for the levying of taxes on goods transported through or sold within the city. Therefore, weigh houses would often be near a market square or town centre. Between 1550 and about 1690 people accused of witchcraft were at times brought to a weigh house in order to be subjected to a witch test. If a person was found to be lighter than a set weight, he or she was deemed guilty. Weigh houses were especially common in the Netherlands, Germany, where they are called waag and waage respectively (both meaning scale) and Poland (smatruz, in Krakow and Poznan). Outside the Netherlands and Germany the public weighing usually didn't take place in a special building, but in a town hall, guild hall, courthouse, or the like.

Dispereert niet / do not despair - Hoorn

Dispereert niet / do not despair - Hoorn
Made by zzapback
[English below] Dat puntsnorretje van deze ouwe schavuit is wel geinig. :) 10 minuten na zonsondergang, al zie je dat niet in zw/w. Jan Pieterszoon Coen Er zijn vele monumenten in Nederland die aan Coen herinneren. Het indrukwekkendste is het negentiende-eeuwse standbeeld in Hoorn, met daarop de eerste twee woorden van zijn lijfspreuk Dispereert niet [wanhoop niet] ontziet uw vijanden niet, want God is met ons. Het beeld is in 1887 vervaardigd door Ferdinand Leenhoff, en staat sinds 1893 op de Roode Steen. [EN] Jan Pieterszoon Coen There are many monuments in the Netherlands to remind Coen. The most impressive is the nineteenth-century statue in Hoorn, with the first two words of his motto Do not despair, do not spare your enemies, for God is with us. The statue was created in 1887 by Ferdinand Leenhoff and resides since 1893 at the 'Roode Steen' (Red Stone) in Hoorn. Date: Taken on April 12, 2011 at 8.45pm CEST Exif data Camera Nikon D90 Exposure 2 (statief/tripod) Aperture f/22.0 Focal Length 18 mm ISO Speed 200

De Hoofdtoren uit 1532

De Hoofdtoren uit 1532
Made by Peterbijkerk.eu Photography
Wat zegt de Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed over dit object... ODB:Rijksmonumentnr: 22411 Hoofdtoren, Hoorn Type object Bouwkunst; kerkelijk gebouw Trefwoorden Kerk en kerkonderdeel(oorspronkelijke functie) Dateringen 1500 t/m 1949 (Nieuwe tijd) Juridische status rijksmonument Cultuurhistorische waarde zeer hoge waarde Kenmerkendheid nationaal Zichtbaar ja Plaats Hoorn Hoofdtoren. Halfronde bakstenen toren met Ledesteen bekleed, hoofdzakelijk uit 1532; aan de landzijde een topgevel in 1651 gewijzigd, toen de klokketoren verrees. Klokkenstoel met gelui bestaande uit een klok van François en Pieter Hemony, 1646, diam. 106,5, een klok van een anonieme gieter, 1529, diam. 52 cm en een moderne klok.

Hoorn - Hoofdtoren

Hoorn - Hoofdtoren
Made by zzapback
Plenty of historic stuff in Hoorn, this tower, called the Hoofdtoren (Head Tower) was built back in 1532. At the wall in front of you, you see a glimpse of the 'Scheepsjongens van de Bontekoe' (Shipboys of the Bontekoe) who fictitiously sailed with Bontekoe to East India [1618-1620]. Willem Ysbrandtszoon Bontekoe (June 2, 1587 – 1657) was a skipper in the Dutch East India Company (VOC), who made only one voyage for the company (1618–1625). He became widely known because of the journal of his adventures that was published in 1646 under the title 'Journal or memorable description of the East Indian voyage of Willem Bontekoe from Hoorn, including many remarkable and dangerous things that happened to him there'. Date: Taken on April 12, 2011 at 8.11pm (20 minutes before sunset) Exif data Camera Nikon D90 Exposure 0.2 sec (1/5) statief/tripod Aperture f/22.0 Focal Length 18 mm ISO Speed 200 6 images (don't ask, hehe) into Photomatix, into PS CS5. It's not exactly perfect, but I like it anyway. :)

Hoorn

Hoorn
Made by gms
These statues depict Willem Corneliszoon Schouten and friends who were the first to round the southernmost tip of South America in 1616, and named it Kaap Hoorn (Cape Horn) after their home town. Edit: So it turns out that I am talking utter nonsense here. I'm right about Schouten, but these statues have nothing to do with him. They depict three fictional boys from a novel that's famous in the Netherlands, The Cabin Boys of Bontekoe. I should point out that when I visited Hoorn as a wee lad, my parents told me that they were linked to Schouten. I've spent over 30 years believing this and am now utterly gutted that my parents could be so wrong on such a major issue. What other lies have they told me? I can't begin to guess.

Westfries Museum

Westfries Museum
Made by alje
Westfries museum in Hoorn. Het museum is gevestigd in een monumentaal pand uit 1632. Het gebouw is een uitzonderlijk staaltje van Nederlandse renaissance. One of Hoorn's spectacular historic buildings is the Statencollege, built in 1632. One's eye is immediately drawn to the colourful lions and crests which adorn the facade of this edifice. This former town hall now houses the Museum of West Friesland, in which much of the region's cultural heritage from the Golden Century is on display. This building is an extraordinary feat of Dutch renaissance. www.hoorn.nl/Smartsite.shtml?id=931

aqua

aqua
Made by Freddy Stapersma
this image was taken with wrong settings. not f8 but 5.6. on 1600. so unsharp and with a lot of noise.. i've played with it a lot to make it better. this is what I came up with View this panorama in the interactive viewer. (This will open a new window to SPi-V, an interactive panorama viewer created by and hosted at fieldofview.com. Requires Adobe Shockwave.)

koepelkerk

koepelkerk
Made by Freddy Stapersma
koepelkerk in Hoorn. I just had 5 minutes free time to shoot this one.. so I rushed in took the pictures and got out again (I was still working atm.) View this panorama in the interactive viewer. (This will open a new window to SPi-V, an interactive panorama viewer created by and hosted at fieldofview.com. Requires Adobe Shockwave.)

vdmaat

vdmaat
Made by Freddy Stapersma
panorama made in the showroom of vdmaat citroen View this panorama in the interactive viewer. (This will open a new window to SPi-V, an interactive panorama viewer created by Aldo and hosted at fieldofview.com. Requires Adobe Shockwave.)

aquarium2

aquarium2
Made by Freddy Stapersma
Second panorama I made from the aquariland shop View this panorama in the interactive viewer. (This will open a new window to SPi-V, an interactive panorama viewer created by and hosted at fieldofview.com. Requires Adobe Shockwave.)

"IL PIù BELLO DEI MARI è QUELLO CHE NON NAVIGAMMO"

"IL PIù BELLO DEI MARI è QUELLO CHE NON NAVIGAMMO"
Made by robinya
....E QUELLO CHE VORREI DIRTI DI PIù BELLO NON TE L'HO ANCORA DETTO Il più bello dei mari è quello che non navigammo. Il più bello dei nostri figli non è ancora cresciuto. I più belli dei nostri giorni non li abbiamo ancora vissuti. E quello che vorrei dirti di più bello non te l'ho ancora detto. Nazim Hikmet Per il mio amore e i nostri viaggi assieme Qui si era al porto di Hoorn, in Olanda

Oud roest in Hoorn

Oud roest in Hoorn
Made by Peterbijkerk.eu Photography
Ergens in Hoorn trof ik deze verzameling oude kranen aan. Het zijn de overblijfselen van Amerikaanse Buchyrus Erie MK-60 offshore kranen die, aan de diverse teksten aan boord te zien, hun leven hebben versleten in -of vanuit- Stavanger, Noorwegen. De lucht boven het Markermeer is aardig gevuld met condensstrepen van vliegtuigen. 5 images, handheld, processed & tonemapped with Photomatix Pro.

Hoorn - Hoofdtoren - Buitenhaven

Hoorn - Hoofdtoren - Buitenhaven
Made by zzapback
The old harbour of Hoorn has a nice historic atmosphere. It's not too difficult to capture. The 'Hoofdtoren' (Head Tower) you see here, was constructed back in 1532! 5 minutes after sunset. Date: Taken on April 12, 2011 at 8.35pm CEST Exif data Camera Nikon D90 Exposure 1 (statief/tripod) Aperture f/22.0 Focal Length 18 mm ISO Speed 200 HDR, 3 images into Photomatix into PS CS5.

Fall from Grace

Fall from Grace
Made by Allard One
A polyester male body on top of a chapel as an artform, that is what this is. This building, the Maria chapel in Hoorn, North-Holland, The Netherlands, used to house an art collective. When it became a cinema, this prop probably belonged to the leftovers. It looks really cool, especially when you stand in front of the entrance and look up. Sort of a Flying Dutchman ;-)

3

3
Made by Freddy Stapersma
Oosterkerk hoorn View this panorama in the interactive viewer. (This will open a new window to SPi-V, an interactive panorama viewer created by and hosted at fieldofview.com. Requires Adobe Shockwave.)

Verschuiven der 'Westfriese Tektonische platen'

Verschuiven der 'Westfriese Tektonische platen'
Made by Peterbijkerk.eu Photography
De Hoornse plaat verwijderd zich langzaam van de Scharwouder Schol. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - HDR of 5 handheld pictures, combined and tonemapped with Photomatix Pro 4 (via LR plugin), post processed by Lightroom 3.3 - border by Bordermaker 4.1

At Crossroads

At Crossroads
Made by Roy 007 (Theo)
3 D Texture by SkeletalMess from Shadowhouse Creations. Thank you! More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly. - Woody Allen-

Into the heart

Into the heart
Made by Sunflower Ans (slowly back)
Opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are extracted. Opium is the source of many opiates, including morphine, thebaine, codeine, papaverine, and noscapine. The Latin botanical name means, loosely, the sleep-bringing poppy, referring to the sedative properties of some of these opiates.

Hoorn - Oude Doelenkade

Hoorn - Oude Doelenkade
Made by zzapback
Tons of old Dutch (VOC) historic atmosphere in Hoorn. Just half an hour before sunset. Tuesday evening and nobody around, so quiet! Date: Taken on April 12, 2011 at 20:03 h Exif data Camera Nikon D90 Exposure 0.25 sec (1/4) statief/tripod Aperture f/22.0 Focal Length 18 mm ISO Speed 200 HDR, 4 images into Photomatix into PS CS5.

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Nearest places of interest:

Hoornse Hop
Zeevang
Marken
Markermeer
  Holenweg Sports Complex
Drechterland
Grashaven
Roode Steen

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