Lovers of art and culture can indulge themselves in Hoorn. Six museums, various exhibition spaces, countless galleries and studios and outdoor art all over the city make Hoorn an attractive cultural city.
Hoorn’s museums are within walking distance of each other. Located in an impressive 17th century building, you will find the Westfries Museum on the historic square De Roode Steen. The tourist office is also located in this building. The Museum of the Twentieth Century is located on the historic prison island, Het Oostereiland. For some historical education you can also visit the Antiquities Chambers of the Dutch Cape-Hoornvaarders on the Achterom. Hoorn also has a pop-up museum, called Expost. This museum is currently located in the Nieuwsteeg. Finally, the De Boterhal art center is located in the former Sint Jans Gasthuis.
Right next to the station you will find another museum that you should not miss: the unique Museum Steam Tram. Here you will find a lot of information about the history of the steam tram and of course you can take a trip.
The antique and curio shops along the Grote Oost and in the adjacent streets are almost small museums and modern, contemporary art can be found in the various galleries and exhibition spaces scattered throughout the city.