10 Amazing Facts about Hoorn

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  1. Old Legend says that Hoorn was be founded by Hornus, Hornus would have established a settlement In 716, Western Friesland. However, this is just a legend.

  2. Hoorn was established as a city in 1357, city rights were given by Willem V.

  3. After Amsterdam, Hoorn is the next most important city.

  4. On the 26th of March 2018, Hoorn will celebrate 666 years as a city.

  5. Cape Horn, the most southerly point of the Americas, was named after the town by Willem Schouten, who circled it in 1616.

  6. The Hoorn Islands of the Oceanian nation of Wallis and Futuna are also named after this city.

  7. Hoorn is connected to the Dutch railway network and has two stations: Hoorn and Hoorn Kersenboogerd.

  8. Stephan van den Berg was the world’s first Olympian windsurfer, he was born in Hoorn.

  9. The town hosts a popular cheese market which includes presentations about cheese production, performances and even activities for children

  10. Hoorn had a population of 72,707 in 2017


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