Hoorn makes an attractive day trip from Amsterdam because of its colorful history and charming village atmosphere.
Hoorn was mightily enriched because its harbor was a key hub for the Dutch East India Co. The company's men circled the globe, and one, a Hoorn native, named the tip of South America for his hometown; we know it as Cape Horn.
Visitors can stroll around Hoorn's quaint harbor and along canals for a good look at redbrick, gabled row houses; the oldest date from the late 16th centur... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.