The best things to do in Hoorn

View a number of outings that Hoorn offers below. From touring the city with the E-Chopper to skating on the West Frisian Ice Rink.

De Museum stoomtram

With Bello or one of the other locomotives you drive through the West Frisian landscape from Hoorn to Medemblik (or vice versa) on the railway from 1887.
Children can go on a Steam Safari during the Most Exciting Time Travel. During the ride you will pass (and stop at) the characteristic station buildings of Wognum, Twisk and Opperdoes. In Medemblik you can visit the bakery museum, Radboud Castle, the Steam Engine Museum or the historic center. Complete your trip and go with De Friesland across the IJsselmeer from Enkhuizen to Medemblik, or vice versa. It is a monumental museum ship from 1956.
Since 2002, the Friesland has been sailing for the Museum Steam Tram between Enkhuizen and Medemblik. The boat trip on the IJsselmeer takes about an hour and a quarter.

Rent a boat

Would you like to explore the Hoorn ports from the water or take a cruise along the coastline of our beautiful historic city? Or just a short ride across the water from one stop to the next in our beautiful harbor? It's all possible with Watertaxi Hoorn.
Watertaxi Hoorn offers not only the possibility to sail from one destination to the other, but also longer trips. From a one-hour cruise through the harbor and the canals of the city, to a longer trip offshore to, for example, beach pavilion Oranje Buiten.
  It is also possible to rent a boat at Boat Rental Hoorn, here you can rent boats without a license to explore the water yourself.


When it's wet and cold outside, children aged 0-12 can have fun at Ballorig. Wonderful indoor play, jumping, climbing, clambering, crawling and sliding. For the parents there is a nice corner where they can have a drink or something to eat, there is also a good WiFi connection so you can work when the children are having fun with peers.

Rent an e-chopper 

For long or short journeys, enjoy a nice tour through the city or to the ports. Easy and relaxed behind the wheel of your e-chopper, without emitting harmful exhaust fumes or noise. Everyone is literally going for it. Every participant must be in possession of a valid moped certificate or driver's license. Are you with children up to and including 12 years old and together no heavier than 120 kg? Than they can go with them.

Rent a Fatmax E-Step

The sturdy appearance, which is characterized by the wide wheels & tires, ensures a true WOW reaction on the road. Riding the electric Kickbike Fat Max is addictive, but it is also FUN!!!!

Rent a Tandem

Try to get up together without any problems and keep the balance together. Sounds simple, but it isn't always. Partly because of this, the day often starts with a lot of hilarity. The roles are divided, the one at the back is the navigator with the map and the front one is the driver who steers and brakes. Because the two of you are always on the bike, fun is guaranteed!

Funbowl bij Winston

Upstairs at Grand cafe Winston aan de Roode Steen this is a funbowl
reduced bowling lanes and the balls are smaller than in regular bowling lanes, but this certainly does not diminish the entertainment and competition value.
There are also various slot machines, such as a pool table, air hockey and a darts machine. With a phenomenal view over the Roode Steen and its own bar, this space is very suitable for a cozy get-together. The various slot machines all work on coins, including the bowling alleys.


 The nicest playground in Hoorn, De Speelhoorn, can be found behind the swimming pool De Waterhoorn on the Holenweg in Hoorn. You can visit De Speelhoorn from mid-March to October. Jump, swing, slide, climb and clamber 7 days a week from 10am-5pm!
The playground is also easily accessible for children with disabilities; the playground is wheelchair friendly and the site is securely gated.
In addition, the costs for a day ticket are only €1 per child and adults accompanied by a child receive free entrance.

De Waterhoorn

De Waterhoorn is a cozy accommodation and has a competition pool, a target group pool, a recreational pool and a catering facility. They offer a wide range of sports and relaxation options for young and old. Come and swim laps, improve your personal record, relax in one of the saunas or bubble baths, slide down the wild water course or enjoy a nice cup of coffee in the catering industry.


Ijsbaan De Westfries

De Westfries artificial ice rink opened its doors for the first time on September 27, 2006. The ice rink has now been part of the West Frisian community for more than a decade and is therefore indispensable in the region.
The property has an ice rink in Hoorn. The ice rink has a 30x60 meter and a 400 meter track and is therefore extremely suitable for both recreational and competitive skaters.
In the middle area is a real skating museum, located in Hoorn. You can visit this museum for free. You will find real old Frisian door runners here.
On the ground floor you will find the attractive catering facility ''Het Kluuncafé''. Here you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee, tea or a delicious hot chocolate with whipped cream. In addition, there is a wide range of various refreshments.


Where active enjoyment is central. Where young and old walk around with a big smile. Exhausted after a jump or skate session. Full of adrenaline from laser tag or archery. Relieved after an escape or happy because of the happy faces of the kids. From a fun outing with friends to individual top performance. Here it is possible!

Oranje buiten

At Oranje outside on the IJsselmeer you will find plenty of entertainment, such as indoor various quizzes to play or the cool VR game La casa. Outdoor there are also plenty of options, such as an expedition Robinson activity, beach hexathlon, archery clinic, Highland games, beach volleyball tournament, a wipe(f)out or an escape room outside the Area.