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Shore power in Hoorn comes online after shaky start

The shore power facilities for river cruise vessels at the Rouaanse jetty on Hoorn’s Oostereiland have been fully functional from late March. Due to unforeseen problems on a transformer box, however, they became operational with a few days’ delay, preventing a river cruise vessel alighting at Hoorn from using shore power during that period. The […]


Port from the Golden Age When you arrive in Hoorn one thing is immediately evident: the town is beautiful, atmospheric and versatile. You will encounter the history of this powerful VOC town on every street corner. The warehouses, harbours and prominent houses: absolutely everything exudes the prosperity of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when Hoorn […]

Mayor and aldermen of Hoorn meet on Viking River Cruise

On Tuesday April 16, Events Holland and Viking River Cruises welcomed the Mayor and its aldermen of Hoorn on board in the harbour of Hoorn, for their weekly meeting. Mayor Jan Nieuwenburg and the aldermen enjoyed a presentation of Rob van Loon (owner Events Holland) about the cruise hospitality programs that are organized in Hoorn […]

Hoorn implements City Tax 

Starting June 1st 2019 the Municipality of Hoorn has implemented a €2,- city tax.  the city tax will be on all new reservations made after june 1st, on all persons over the age of 12. For reservations made before june 1st please contact Inti Wolking. Tax department Hoorn (, to request compensation.  

Hoorn, City of the Golden Age


Experience the Golden Age in Hoorn Anyone visiting the harbour city of Hoorn this year simply won’t be able to miss it. Hoorn is the ‘City of the Golden Age’. Wander through the historic city centre and you’ll see traces of that rich history literally everywhere you look. You’ll feel like you’re stepping back in […]