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We were recommended this by a local taxi driver and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lilackeith
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Hoorn has a very beautiful harbour, and it's not so popular among the tourists, which gives it a... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Ana L
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Boliden, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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....More

Thank lilackeith
Reviewed 5 June 2018

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.

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Hoofdtoren Hoorn is one of several defensive watchtowers of the town.As it is a restaurant the interior can be visired as well.Other defensive towers in Hoorn are Maria of Kruittoren dating from 1508 and Oosterpoort Hoorn dating from 1578. The Hoofdtoren can be seen from...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Focal point of the harbor. Everything about this town is just great. Just a short train ride from A'dam.

Thank stonewithnomoss
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The building is a state monument though now has other duties, a cafe-restaurant. It's an eye-catcher at the harbour. There is a relief on the wall with text on it and an unicorn. Nice to see this unique old tower that has two different shapes,...More

Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Because it's stronger and this tower was built as a fortification. But it's more expensive so along the back they used brick. After it wasn't needed as a tower anymore, the top was added. Nice example of the unicorn holding the coat of arms for...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

It is a uniquely-shaped centuries old structure tower. Though it could have any other purpose before to watch the harbor for the coming in and out of boats, today it is well utilized as a restaurant. Great place and convenient to anyone.

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This building with the name 'main tower Hoorn' is located at a lookout point for the IJsselmeer lake. Great views. The building itself is a beauty. Well kept up. You can enjoy drinks and food at the place now.

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