Hoofdtoren Hoorn uit 1532-1534

Hoofdtoren Hoorn uit 1532-1534

Hoofdtoren Hoorn uit 1532-1534
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,429 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
A century after the original (1532) tower was built, it was struck by lightning and burned down. Meanwhile times had changed. The war with Spain was reaching its final stages. Moreover, Hoorn had been out of reach of the Spanish fleet as their vessels were too hulking and the Dutch fleet had proven its superiority. As a result the authorities decided to rebuild the tower in a more exuberant style showing victory and wealth rather than sober military purpose.
Written 19 September 2023
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Alastair G
Scotland, UK192 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
I think we were unlucky that a large party was dining, and the kitchen seemed not to be on top of things. We waited an hour for our starters, while the female server, clearly annoyed with the kitchen, provided us with bread to satisfy our hunger. Once the food arrived it was very good and the kitchen was back in control. Main course and dessert arrived more promptly.
Written 16 June 2023
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Cherriesfan99
Cheltenham, UK2,197 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Unmissable structure on the waterfront at Hoorn. It is a strange half tower made of grey sandstone on the Ijsselmeer side, but has a brick frontage landward. The defensive former seaward side, ( which was previously known as the Zuiderzee) is as decorative as the rear.
It is hard to know exactly what to make of the defensive capabilities of the Hoofdtoren, but its very presence in Hoorn, must have had some sort of deterrent value. The decorative lantern on top of the steep sided , and tiled roof must surely have been added much later, gives a rather twee look about it.
Written 7 June 2023
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nnmercman
Camberley, UK14,068 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Our river cruise ship was moored just along from this late gothic structure. It certainly looks impressive with its sandstone finish on the sea facing sides and brick on the land facing side. Originally built as a defensive tower for the harbour, the bell tower was installed later (1651) and housed two clocks - one struck when the Amsterdam barge left and the other on the hour. If I recall correctly there’s a restaurant within the tower but closed when we visited
Written 10 May 2023
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Conrad N
Whitstable, UK1,010 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Visiting Hoorn on a tour. This is a lovely town and the tower is probably the most important landmark of the town. Makes for great photos around the harbour.
Written 9 April 2023
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francien2015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,054 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
The tower of Hoorn clearly displays that the cities focus was on the sea and not on the roads. Trying to impress the arriving ships a huge tower was built at the port. Marvellous to see
Written 16 May 2021
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Chris D
Oxford, UK157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
We ate here on a wild and woolly evening. We had a perfect window table in this 16th century fortified tower from which we could see the boats bobbing about in the harbour. It is like dipping a toe into history. The service was wonderfully friendly and helpful. As usual in Holland, the fish dishes were excellent. My only complaint would be that the Romanian wines didn't match up to the food or the setting.
Written 11 June 2019
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Kosmo63
Santa Fe, NM489 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
The restaurant/cafe was unfortunately closed at the hour that I was there, but I really enjoyed the building. It is indeed a focal point of the harbor, and I hung around enjoying the views and the people- and boat-watching, protected by the unicorn. The statue(s) of the 3 boys is adjacent.
Written 11 May 2019
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lilackeith
Chester, UK108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Business
We were recommended this by a local taxi driver and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is right by the harbour and has lovely views from the upper floor. This is accessed by a concrete spiral staircase. The restaurant is very quaint with wooden beams. Menus were provided in English and the waitress was very helpful explaining the menu. We decided on catch of the day; fish was cooked wonderful and was served on a bed of pasta. It was served with side orders of new potatoes; chips and veg. It was so much we couldnt eat a dessert. Those we did see looked wonderful. Our meal for two catch of the day and four drinks cost €78.
Written 3 November 2018
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,685 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Hoorn has a very beautiful harbour, and it's not so popular among the tourists, which gives it a different taste. These watchtowers are a fine example of the Dutch architectural defense.
Written 5 June 2018
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