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  • This attraction consists of an indoor museum (the Binnenmuseum) and an outdoor museum (the Buitenmuseum). The Binnenmuseum, whose main focus is the maritime activities of the region (fishing, navigation, commerce), occupies 12 buildings, including 17..

  • 2 Drommedaris Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This imposing building, a remnant of the town enceinte that once overlooked the entrance to the port, today houses a restaurant. The enceinte consists of a semi-circular tower and an attached structure with a door. The bells, the work of Hemony, are ..

  • 3 The Westerstraat

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    This is the main street of the city. Don't miss the beautiful facades (gables and stone facades). In particular, the one at no. 158 (to the north), dating back to 1617, is graced with a gable that bears the city crest: a girl carrying a coat of arms ..

  • 4 West-Friese Munt

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The former West Frisia Mint is across the street from the Church of the West. Its richly decorated façade dates from 1617. Further on, at no 109, the façade of the Orphanage (the Weeshuis) has been restored to the original, which dates back to 1616.

  • 5 Stadhuis

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This imposing structure dates back to the end of the 17 C. A passage from a poem by Vondel decorates the overdoor. Inside, the rooms are decorated with paintings, painted ceilings, tapestries and murals. At the corner of the Zwaanstratt, don't miss t..

  • 6 Zuiderkerk or St. -Pancrasker

    Religious buildings

    This church is flanked by a beautiful Gothic tower whose wooden pinnacle was added in the 16 C. The bells were produced by the Hemony brothers.

  • 7 The Zuiderspui

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    This short street is lined with beautiful facades. The one at no. 1, for example, displays five multicoloured escutcheons: the arms of Hoorn (a horn), the House of Orange, West Frisia (two lions), Enkhuisen and Medemblik (left to right).

  • 8 The Breedstraat

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    This street includes some houses with beautiful stone facades. In particular, note the facade at no. 81: Den Kuiser Maegt (the girl from Enkhuisen), which represents the weapons of the city; the one at no. 60, representing an old boat; and the one at..

  • 9 Westerkerk of St. -Gomarusker

    Religious buildings

    The wooden belltower of this isolated structure (15-16 C) was built in the 16 C, then remodeled in the 19 C in the neoclassical style. The interior, which resembles a covered market, has three naves of equal height covered by a wooden vault. Don't mi..

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