Hoorn has a rich past. Traces of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) are everywhere in the city. From historical buildings, monumental facades, old warehouses and merchant homes to a large part of the street pattern of those days. For example, the statue of Jan Pieterszoon Coen, founder of Batavia and the first governor general of the former Dutch colonies in Indonesia. You’ll find the statue of this most famous inhabitant of Hoorn at the Roode Steen in the town centre. However, Hoorn offers so much more than mere traces of the past. Nice restaurants and terraces, the lovely ports with pleasure boats and fishing boats, cheese warehouses, museums, markets, remarkable walking tour and the steamtrain to Medemblik. It’s almost too much to mention. Experience the combination of old and new in Hoorn.