|Loaf of white bread||$2.44|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$2.03|
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$197.58|
Hoorn, a North Holland province of The Netherlands, is a historic city that is happy to coexist with contemporary architecture. A popular tourism destination, Hoorn has many attractions in the form of historical monuments, fabulous shopping, fascinating museums and oodles of culture. Reaching Hoorn is extremely easy with plenty of cheap flights to Hoorn available via Amsterdam from where it is just 35 km away.
Regarded as a living monument, the city has a unique historical city centre but is also home to contemporary architecture that is carefully blended into the local landscape. The erstwhile prison complex in Oostereiland is now an extraordinary mixed-use development site with offices, residences, restaurants, bars, and cultural complexes. The Architecture Centre Horn within the precincts of the Central Library not only has an extensive book and magazine collection but regularly organised exhibitions and lectures. The city has no less than 7 museums; the West Frisian Museum, the oldest one, is housed in a splendid Renaissance building. Additional attractions are in the form of the country’s first poster museum, the Hoorn-Medemblik Steam Tram Museum, the Museum of the Twentieth Century, housed in one of the last surviving cheese warehouses with an assorted set of objects from the past century and an engrossing Toy Museum.
Hoorn is a shopping paradise with small, friendly boutiques, chic home and interior shops, markets, unusual gift shops, unique art and several lovely shops that sell a wide variety of antiques. Hoorn has a thriving cultural life; the Park Theater and Congress Centre host innumerable musical shows. The Hotel Maria Chapel is a special art exhibition venue. Horn is popular among lovers of old music for its Early Music Festival. An absolute high point is the Horn Fair. With its 80 different attractions, it is the best urban fair in Netherlands.
An extremely hospitable city, Hoorn has plenty to offer in terms of accommodation; there are several hotels in Hoorn besides a great assortment of camping sites and Bed & Breakfast hotels. You really can’t go wrong if you book any of the numerous cheap flights to Hoorn to enjoy a pleasurable and satisfying holiday.