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The West Fries Museum is housed in the former ‘Statencollege’ from 1632. It is a regional history museum with a diverse collection. The museum has a large number of objects related to the history of the city of Hoorn, applied art, archaeology, militia and trading. A large room in the museum is dedicated to the VOC, in which the museum exhibits navigational instruments, ship models and paintings of traders and governors.

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Westfries Museum
Roode Steen 1
1621 CV Hoorn

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology


Local Archaeology

Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Sunday 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm


Closed: King’s Birthday, Christmas and New Year’s Day
Third Monday in August (Lappendag – clothing market)

More opening hours


0 - 17 Free
18 - 64 €8.00
65 and over €6.50
Museumkaart Valid
Rembrandtkaart Valid

More admission


  • Coffee

  • Museum shop

  • Child friendly

  • Audio tour

  • Credit card

  • Parking


Roode Steen 1, Hoorn, The Netherlands


Permanent exhibitions


All exhibitions


Westfries Museum has 3 ratings.

Friday, July 6, 2018 Jul 6, 2018
(Review in Dutch)

Afgelopen woensdagmiddag hebben mijn vriendin en ik uw museum bezocht. Wat is het de laatste tijd fantastisch geworden. Spannende exposities en met name de aparte audiotoer die U aanbiedt is elke keer zeer verrassend. Kortom een top museum. Een ding moet me echter van het hart. Je wordt niet echt aardig en gastvrij ontvangen. De mensen achter de balie hebben meer aandacht voor hun gesprek dan voor de bezoeker en bieden ook de audiotour niet aan. Dat ontdek je pas als de suppoost vertelt dat die beschikbaar is.
Een verbeterpuntje du s wellicht.
Ik ga zeker de expositie nogmaals zien.
Vriendelijke groet en veel succes voor de toekomst
Enny de Boer

  Visited on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Feb 14, 2017

Good museum. Many rooms that make you relive the history and feel how people used to live. Nice miniature city and stories on various topics/themes. Very nice to know about the history of this amazing glamorous city. Highly recommended to visit.

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