Travelled: 26 kilometres from De Rijp to Hoorn, both in Holland.
Visited: The old centrum of Horn (free, costs nothing to wander about)
Stayed: The carpark adjacent the Hoorn Yatch-Haven. €2.50 (no services) N52.63398, E05.05715
We drove the relatively short distance from De Rijp to Hoorn in the late afternoon only to find the stellplatz or motorhome parking area full. The stellplatz is within a huge yatchclub, fenced with security gate etc. I finally get a chance to talk to the manager, she tells me all spaces are booked out for the evening, but we can stay in the carpark where we are for free, after 6pm. So I pay €2.50 to cover us for the interum and we settle in.
It doesn’t get dark until 10pm so there plenty of time for a walk. We originally plan to walk up town and have dinner as it’s been a long day and an even longer bike ride, so we set off.
Well we didn’t find anything to excite us for dinner so we head back to the Hymer and do some leftovers. We are probably a bit tired and hard to please tonight, however we both agree Hoorn is well worth a walk around. Funny enough, that’s exactly what the Lonely Planet said on page 118.
Michael and Pam