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Hoorn Cruises

About Hoorn


Founded in 1300, Hoorn was named for its horn-shaped harbor along the Ijsselmeer. The city was the 17th-century headquarters of the Dutch East India Company and a center of trade and exploration. It was the birthplace of Dutch navigator Willem Corneliszoon Schouten, who rounded the southern tip of South America in 1616 and named it “Cape Horn” after his birthplace.