Westfries Museum
Westfries Museum
4.5
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Etchings of beggars on rough brickwork and intimate pictures of Rembrandt's women near a 17th-century fireplace. In the completely emtied Westfries Museum in Hoorn, more than 200 etchings by Rembrandt can be admired during 'Rembrandt, the photographer'. From June 22 to November 3, the museum will be completely dedicated to the etching collection of collector Jaap Mulders, supplemented with the contemporary, Rembrandt-inspired work of Anat Ratzabi and Dennis A-Tjak. A special exhibition in a unique location: the museum is taking the opportunity to be a Rembrandt museum for four months due to the delayed renovation.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5 510 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
The Westfries museum (currenly under renovation) is housed in a former administrative building called Statencollege. It is located in the center of Hoorn. Built in 1632 when Hoorn along with Amsterdam and Enkhuizen was flourishing at the center of an emerging new worldpower. Trade with the East Indies and the Baltic during the 17th century led to an enormous accumulation of wealth. The Statencollege building underscores the prosperity of the city, a showpiece of Dutch Renaissance style architecture.
Written 22 September 2023
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Jack K
Ramat Hasharon, Israel386 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
It was raining and furthermore, the museum was about to be closed for a long time, so we visited the museum while there was no entrance fee for the last weeks before closing, so we couldn't go wrong.
But the display of many object from the Golden Age of Hoorn (17th. century) was impressive.
Written 7 January 2023
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5555tourist
ny15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
A small gem of a museum. My wife and spent about an hour going through several rooms in this treasure house. Part of the building dates from the seventeenth century with some incredible large group portraits by a local 17th century artist named Jacob Rotius who was born in Hoorn.
A very quick train trip from Amsterdam and lovely to walk around the city as well.
Written 5 December 2021
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Jur
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I had a great time in this museum. The collection was really worth a visit. Definitely a great place to visit. I was listening to the audiotour, gave nice information.
Written 9 March 2020
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Peter V
Thua Thien - Hue Province, Vietnam107 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
How disappointed we were to see this museum has also fallen victim to the new style trend of showing less and less of their collections! . Once crammed especially with Chinese ceramics we love and spices and rooms full of beautiful objects, now a very sober one with many rooms closed and Chinese ceramics all but gone. Even the attic was a great disappointment. Sad to see museums turning out to be very meager while their depots are full. We wont come again, waste of money... we are senior and cannot throw away 20:euro for seeing not what we were accustomed to.....sorry?
Written 7 January 2020
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Frederiek van Rhijn
Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
There are three museums that are top of the top and one of them is the Westfries Museum in Hoorn. Tucked away in one of the nicest historical towns in the Netherlands this museum is a fine jewel.
At this very moment (4-12-2019) there is also a very interesting VR-video about Batavia, the former head-office of the VOC, Dutch East-Indian Trading Company. Lovely paintings, interesting objects, a cosy restaurant and the smell of spices makes your visit all worth while.
Written 4 December 2019
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Rocodil
Holzkirchen, Germany41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
It is a very nice museum situated in 17th age old monumental buildings on the pretty market of Hoorn. Several rooms were decorated with paintings, furniture, antiquities and decorations. Also a very nice historical overview of the Dutch Indonesian period was exposed. We spend two hours there but we will be back.
Written 5 October 2019
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Johanna V
San Gwann, Malta412 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The museum itself is small but very beautiful and with a lot of atmosphere. Good audio tour available and also staff/guides explain in a pleasant and very informative way.

But really amazing was the fantastic experience flying back into history in a great 3d journey! Really as 3d as possible. One can look up, down, behind and it's like one is floating/flying in the air. Sitting in comfortable chairs wearing this virtual reality headset one gets a wonderful lively impression and explanation of how life was in Batavia in the past.

It's also possible to activate interactive markers in order to get more info about a certain detail. There is the option selecting Dutch or English. It's necessary to make a reservation for this 34-40 minutes show because the number of seats is limited.

Really recommendable!
Written 23 August 2019
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Rocky E
Nashville, TN41 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
A worthwhile museum that requires a lot of stair climbing. Directional signs are not sufficient and the audio guide didn't always work properly. Kind, helpful employees.
Written 9 July 2019
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C-Z-1982
Reno, NV739 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
This is a remarkably educational museum focussed on an important part of Dutch history. It includes all aspects of life in the 17th and 18th century, including explanations of daily life (food, social life, entertainment, carpentry, politics, etc.). For €9 per person, you also get an audio tour, which was very comprehensive and allows you to get additional information in virtually every room. I thought this was one of the best tours I have had discussing the Dutch Golden Age. Highly recommended.
Written 5 July 2019
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