- Type: Culture
- Localyte author: Francois A. Dumas
- I'm a local..... you figured that already. I used to WORK here when I was a highschool kid. Back then the people taking care of the visitors were retired locals, often fishermen, policemen, shop keepers. They did not speak one word of any foreign language. Caretaker of the museum was the father of a friend of mine... we needed money to bu your first mopeds.... so we got a job as 'tourist guides' in the museum. I did that for some 5 years, back in the 60's. The situation has changed, like everything else in the world. But the museum is still one of the nicest places to visit in the town of Hoorn. Not only because of its collection of all sorts of objects from the 16th and 17th century, and not because of its art collection and occasional galleries, but more so because it is a unique chance to ENTER a VERY old building that has retained all its character. Holding yourself on the old wooden handrail when climbing the steep stairs, the same handrail that guided old sailors, famous admirals, city leaders and officers many AGES ago ! Isn't THAT special!? Just imagine! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westfries_Museum The Museum's own (Dutch) site: http://www.westfriesmuseum.nl Take an afternoon to visit it and awe........ !
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- Roode Steen, 1621 Hoorn, The Netherlands
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