Discover the story of Hoorn

Multimediashow & podwalks
The inspiring starting point for discovering the city

Book Tickets
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Discover the story of Hoorn: the starting point to discover the city

While the museum buildings at Roode Steen are being renovated, we will remain active. We have opened a new crowd pleaser in the Statenpoort on Nieuwstraat. The Scheepenen kamer (Aldermen’s Hall) of the former Hoorn Town Hall has been transformed into a small theatre. There you will experience the multimedia show ‘Discover the story of Hoorn’: the inspiring starting point for discovering the city. Afterwards, walk through the monumental wealth and discover Hoorn’s eventful history with the accompanying podwalk or walking guide. After all, history is in the streets in Hoorn …

Plan your visit

Opening times

  • Monday:Closed
  • Tuesday:11 am – 4 pm
  • Wednesday:11 am – 4 pm
  • Thursday:11 am – 4 pm
  • Friday:11 am – 4 pm
  • Saturday:11 am – 4 pm
  • Sunday:11 am – 4 pm


  • Adults: 7,50
  • Youths: 2,50
  • Dutch Museumcard: free

Visiting address

  • Discover the story of Hoorn
  • Nieuwstraat 23
  • 1621 EA Hoorn

Getting here

Public transport

From the Hoorn Railway Station:

Own transport


The Statenpoort is largely wheelchair-accessible and therefore reasonably passable with a walker and pram. The only threshold of about 12 cm is on the street side, just in front of the building. We will gladly assist you. Inside, there are some low wooden thresholds.
The Statenpoort has a wheelchair toilet. The next nearest wheelchair toilet can be found in café-restaurant Ridderikhoff on Roode Steen 9. That is approx. 200 metres away from the Statenpoort. Ridderikhoff is open Tuesday to Friday from 11 am and on weekends from 12 am.
Your assistance dog is welcome in the Statenpoort.
Do you need an attendant to visit us due to your assistance needs and are you bringing them yourself? In that case that person may enter free of charge. Please indicate this at the reception desk. You don’t have your own attendant, but you do have a request for help? Please let us know in advance. Then we will gladly lend you a helping hand during your visit. Please contact us at info@wfm.nl.
Do you still have questions after reading this information? Then ask your questions via info@wfm.nl, call +31 (0)229-280022 or go to our reception at ‘The Story of Hoorn’ in the Statenpoort.
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