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Het Westfries Museum

The Westfries Museum on the Roode Steen is closed for a long time due to extensive renovation and renewal. But in the city and online, we continue to tell the story of the history of Hoorn and West Friesland. We do so in our temporary museum location in the Statenpoort, but also with our online exhibitions.

Discover the story of Hoorn: the starting point for your discovery of the city

Experience the multimedia show 'Discover the story of Hoorn' in the temporary museum location of the Westfries Museum: the Statenpoort on Nieuwstraat in Hoorn. Then walk with accompanying podwalk or walking guide through the monumental wealth of the city and step into the eventful history of Hoorn yourself. 

More information on the story of Hoorn and tickets can be found here.

Online exhibitions

Also discover the history of Hoorn and West Friesland online:

  • 'Pala - Nutmeg Tales of Banda' tells the history of the Indonesian Banda Islands. And the trauma of 1621, when the VOC massacred the population to gain a monopoly on nutmeg. To be experienced at
  • 'The Battle of the Zuiderzee' takes you into the story of this important naval battle from 1573, a key moment in the history of Hoorn. To be seen from 11 October 2023 at

Opening hours

  • May to October: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • November to April: Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Statenpoort is largely wheelchair accessible. They are happy to assist you with the threshold on the street side (12 cm). Read more about accessibility on our website: