When I stayed in Hoorn, the Netherlands I managed a few photos as we walked around the town during the first hours of visiting my niece and her husband.
“Hoorn is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. It is located on the Markermeer, 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Amsterdam, and acquired city rights in 1357. Hoorn had a population of 72,707 in 2017.
Founded in 716, Hoorn rapidly grew to become a major harbor town. During Holland’s ‘Golden Age’ (or ‘Golden Century’), Hoorn was an important home base for the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and a very prosperous center of trade. The Hoorn fleet plied the seven seas and returned laden with precious commodities. Exotic spices such as pepper, nutmeg, cloves, and mace were sold at vast profits. With their skill in trade and seafaring, sons of Hoorn established the town’s name far and wide.” ~Retrieved from Wikipedia 9-15-19.
The Dutch were and still remain a seafaring people and very fine boat builders. Here are a few views in Hoorn (Sounds like hor-en – sort of…).
I stayed in an airbnb in Hoorn near the water Owned by a former English teacher her house was comfortable and easy for me. My stay was a great experience. There is a good Museum in Hoorn with beautiful paintings and furniture from the days of the Dutch India Company. I was there previously.
This bird pictured above stood like a statue waiting for a fish as I clicked away to catch the images. They don’t feel threatened. Even cars going by a few feet away didn’t disturb the bird. The bird is a Grey Heron.
Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.
Have a peaceful day wherever you find yourself.