Hoofdtoren Hoorn uit 1532-1534

Hoofdtoren Hoorn uit 1532-1534

Hoofdtoren Hoorn uit 1532-1534
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,917 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
A century after the original (1532) tower was built, it was struck by lightning and burned down. Meanwhile times had changed. The war with Spain was reaching its final stages. Moreover, Hoorn had been out of reach of the Spanish fleet as their vessels were too hulking and the Dutch fleet had proven its superiority. As a result the authorities decided to rebuild the tower in a more exuberant style showing victory and wealth rather than sober military purpose.
Written September 19, 2023
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Chris D
Oxford, UK168 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
We ate here on a wild and woolly evening. We had a perfect window table in this 16th century fortified tower from which we could see the boats bobbing about in the harbour. It is like dipping a toe into history. The service was wonderfully friendly and helpful. As usual in Holland, the fish dishes were excellent. My only complaint would be that the Romanian wines didn't match up to the food or the setting.
Written June 11, 2019
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Cherriesfan99
Cheltenham, UK847 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Unmissable structure on the waterfront at Hoorn. It is a strange half tower made of grey sandstone on the Ijsselmeer side, but has a brick frontage landward. The defensive former seaward side, ( which was previously known as the Zuiderzee) is as decorative as the rear.
It is hard to know exactly what to make of the defensive capabilities of the Hoofdtoren, but its very presence in Hoorn, must have had some sort of deterrent value. The decorative lantern on top of the steep sided , and tiled roof must surely have been added much later, gives a rather twee look about it.
Written June 7, 2023
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Kosmo63
Santa Fe, NM490 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
The restaurant/cafe was unfortunately closed at the hour that I was there, but I really enjoyed the building. It is indeed a focal point of the harbor, and I hung around enjoying the views and the people- and boat-watching, protected by the unicorn. The statue(s) of the 3 boys is adjacent.
Written May 11, 2019
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lilackeith
Chester, UK76 contributions
Nov 2018 • Business
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. Menus were provided in English and the waitress was very helpful explaining the menu. We decided on catch of the day; fish was cooked wonderful and was served on a bed of pasta. It was served with side orders of new potatoes; chips and veg. It was so much we couldnt eat a dessert. Those we did see looked wonderful. Our meal for two catch of the day and four drinks cost €78.
Written November 3, 2018
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bas k
Amstelveen, The Netherlands29,791 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
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 nearby Julianapark
Written February 18, 2018
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David M
Tampa, FL4,332 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
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 the city of Hoorn.
Written April 15, 2017
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Conrad N
Whitstable, UK748 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Visiting Hoorn on a tour. This is a lovely town and the tower is probably the most important landmark of the town. Makes for great photos around the harbour.
Written April 9, 2023
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
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.
Written June 5, 2018
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stonewithnomoss
Duhok, Iraq918 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
Focal point of the harbor. Everything about this town is just great. Just a short train ride from A'dam.
Written July 28, 2017
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