" The Dutch East India Company left traces all over the world. Also in Holland north of Amsterdam. In Hoorn, Medemblik and Enkhuizen, you stroll along the harbours and beautiful buildings from that glorious period. "
The Golden Age was a period of prosperity for the Republic of the Netherlands, trade flourished especially thanks to the establishment of the Dutch East India Company (Dutch: VOC). The rich history of the thriving VOC cities can still be seen in the various townhouses, canals, museums, churches, city walls and harbours.
The Bottleship Museum collection comprises more than 1000 specimen from all over the world of which about half is exhibited. Moreover so called 'thematic expositions' are held regularly. There is a permanent video presentation about the art of building a ship in a bottle.Read more
Want to visit Hoorn, Enkuizen and Medemblik in one day? That’s possible. By steam tram, boat or train you travel to the three cities in a triangular route. Click here for De Spannendste Tijdreis (the most exciting journey through time).