Hoorn is the home of fascinating buildings and inhabitants. Next to the 13th-century St John's Church, you see the 'Sjouw'. This ball was hoisted to indicate to farmworkers that is was time to eat. These days, lunch or dinner can be enjoyed in one of the various catering establishments. One of Hoorn's prominent residents was Jean Dulieu. The writer and artist is the creator of Paulus de Boskabouter (Paulus the Forest Gnome). Nowadays a Kabouterpad (Gnome Trail) can be found on the woodland side. Hoorn is truly a place for both lovers of nature and tranquillity, and those seeking action and fun - with Hessel & Tess in concert for instance. A trip east worthwile.
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