That night we slept in Hoorn is located along the inland sea of Holland , the IJsselmeer .
What most characterizes this beautiful village is preserved as the Dutch traditional facades in many houses and some building. In the historic port you can still see old sailing ships.
We got up as usual about 08.00h in the morning to dress up and go down to breakfast as at 09.00h stopped serving breakfast.
To this day our intention was to visit Hoorn and take a trip to Alkmaar , but unfortunately, as we saw later, the sky covered with dark clouds presaged not a very sunny day we say. Not to mention a real dog day.
As the ship was docked in Hoorn , we decided to go first to Alkmaar , who was further away and then know this town, so we took our belongings and disembark heading towards the train station was 1.1 km.
We crossed a white bridge that was very close to the harbor and took the first street left to the end of it, bordering the canal, then we turn to the left again, until you reach a little square that we cross diagonally to reach which is the main shopping street. At the end of this long street full of shops, bars, bakeries and so long, left the train station is.
We took the bill back and forth to Alkmark which cost 10.8 euros. Trains run every half hour and the journey time is about 30 minutes. ¡¡¡Ojo !!!, Get off the Alkmaar , not in Alkmaar Noord .
From the station Almark the center is a short walk of about 15 minutes. Obviously today was not our day, as it began to rain like there was no tomorrow and we had to accelerate our step and clear and clear advantage to take pictures hastily. There is no one thing that gives me more courage than that, not being able to enjoy a city, town or village, because time does not allow me …
Not lucky with the day we decided to go as it was Thursday and every Friday at 10,00h. 1:30 a.m. the famous cheese market, one of the main attractions is exposed Netherlands , where merchants do a demonstration of how trading in the past. It is done in Waagplein , and right there is the weighing house (Waag) , which houses the tourist office and the museum of cheese.
Since the rain that was falling was considerable decided to go to visit him. We had no choice but to seek an option under roof as it was falling monumental, ¡¡¡¡!!!!! horrific. Seriously that long ago that I did not like so much water over …
Luckily we were very prepared with raincoats but it was still much that it was raining ..
The entrance cost us 4 euros per person and although not very big you can get an idea of the process of making cheese, explained by a projection catellano and seeing the old machines that used for the production of cheese.
After the visit we were looking through the windows waiting for the weather gave us a break to exit the museum. Other places you can visit in Alkmaar if time permits are, the Municipal Museum , the Beer Museum and the Museum of the Beatles …
After a while, we take it stopped raining to run back to the train station to return to Hoorn . But when we had a few meters again started to rain, I refused to stop and wait for the rain to stop again as we had a long drive back and we could not risk it , so along the way, we started as a real soup.
It was a shame to find in a town full of nice shopping and lots of terraces, cafés and restaurants of all kinds and not enjoy it.
After many resguardándonos runs under all the ceilings that we find ourselves on the road, we arrived at the station and got on the train …
When we arrived at Hoorn was still raining, apparently he did not think the time to give us a moment of respite, so we press step undoing the path taken to the port.
Dripping got to the ship and saw that lunch was about to end. Yet we entered the room, if it was possible to get served food, and found that our friendly waiters served us the same without problem.
Needless to say that all our fellow diners were already in desserts and looked at us saying, “But I buenoooo that barbarity, do you have fallen into the sea ?. Yes, indeed, it did not give us time to change our clothes, so we sat down to eat as we arrived.
After lunch we rested a bit with the intention of spending the rest of the afternoon visiting Hoorn in more detail, but fatigue and persistent rain took us off, so we gave end the tour on this scale.
To end the day and after a warm and comforting shower, we headed to the dining room for dinner and chat with our companions on the day that each of them had passed. I assure you that they had not wet as we do . They stayed in Hoorn much more intelligent decision, seen the results of our trip to Almaark …
Once dinner, we expected a surprise by crew members and a relaxed evening with dance entertained by a musical duo.
Tomorrow our next serious scale Enkhuisen.
Date Posted: January 27, 2016
I would like to apologize to my english speaking readers since this website was initially built in spanish language and after receiving numerous requests I have decided to translate it into English. This article have been translated automatically, so some meanings may not be completely correct, but I think it’s enough to share my experiences with my readers.