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Westfriesmuseum

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Address: Roode Steen 1, 1621 CV, Hoorn, The Netherlands
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+31 229 280 022
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Good to visit on a rainy day

Spent a full afternoon exploring the history of the city I was born. Because it was not that crowded I could walk my own pace and make the best of the day.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wervershoof, The Netherlands
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Wervershoof, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a full afternoon exploring the history of the city I was born. Because it was not that crowded I could walk my own pace and make the best of the day.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent museum. Many rooms which really feel how people used to live. Excellent miniature city and stories on various topics. Sound on dutch language and subtitles in English.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great photo exhibition about 'Verlanders', descendants of VOC employees in Indonesia, South Africa and Western Australia. The audio tour makes it very worthwhile.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you come to Hoorn is a must see this museum, it worth to know about the history of this amazing glamorous city. Please check when is open

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Highly recommended to visit. The place fully describes how a Dutch house looked like in times of Ost Ind Company. We were simply amazed.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I enjoyed learning about the Dutch East India company and how the civic leaders of the five major cities ran the whole company.

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I had a fantastic experience! It's definitely worth trying this virtual reality tour (VRT). I called to reserve for the new virtual reality tour of the town of Hoorn in the 1600s and was super excited. A few days later, I had to cancel but I was not able to reach the museum by telephone. I therefore sent an email... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

nice exhibition of Dutch history of Hoorn and surrounding area. Will take maximum 2 hours to complete. Location of the museum is perfect at the most happening square of Hoorn.

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice exhibition with great peace's, They tell the stories of Hoorn in the 17th century. nice feature is the Virtual Reality tour.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting and they have quiet a few impressive pieces. Old fashioned at the same time, the introduction of virtual reality does not really work and all is exhibited in somewaht chaotic matter. But it does give you a feel of Hoorn in the Golden Age

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