Westfries Museum

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2-4 Achterom, Hoorn, Netherlands
www.wfm.nl - 0229 280 028
Westfries Museum - Maria of Hoorn. Should have been brought to Portugal in the Dark Ages, but never made it there. The boat never made it out of the harbour of Hoorn.
Westfries Museum - Bird of Paradise, one of two birds of paradise in the museum. This one is in the VOC-room. A room dedicated to the Dutch East Indian Company.
Westfries Museum - Three statues of saints.
Westfries Museum - The museum. On the left the oldest building (1632). Once a building of the Staten Generaal and later on a court house (prison is (recreated) on the attic). Entrance is either behind the fence or in the building on the right.
Westfries Museum - One of many ship models.
Westfries Museum - Temporary exhibiton about food in the 17th century. In the plates are touch screens with movies. This room will be renovated from April till October.
Westfries Museum - Model of the Westerpoort (Wester gate way) the gate does not exist anylonger.

Westfries Museum Hoorn Reviews

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Cheap and quite some stairs to walk Jan 12, 2011
This museum is about Hoorn and the region surrounding it. The museum shows the history from stone age (in the 4 basements, who were found under lots of rubble in the 90's) up to the late 1800's.

Some parts of the museum can be scary... there is a Chirurgijnskamer (Barber surgeon's room) with some skulls, a complete skeleton and some stuffed animals (all from the 1700's). All rooms are themed, so you'll find a dining room, living room, two bedrooms and a kitchen.

In one room there are four very big paintings, you can get married there, but you'll need an apointment for that.

Only one room is some times filled with modern art, that's the only room with temporary exhibitions. There are 34 rooms, so take your time. Seeing it all will take at least 2 hours.

Signs are all in Dutch, only a few foreign tourists per month.
The museum. On the left the oldest…
Maria of Hoorn. Should have been b…
Bird of Paradise, one of two birds…
One of many ship models.
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