Guided tour through the whalers' house

Do you want to know how the whalers used to live? Real whalers lived in 't Walvisvaarders Huisje (the whalers' house) in Den Hoorn from the 18th century. View the rich interior from centuries ago with the Zaans blue front room and the kitchen with the special fireplace. Opening hours: every Monday at 2 pm and 3.30 pm. From May 30 to the end of October. The viewing takes about 45 minutes. Visits are only possible at these times. Visitors are given a short tour by one of the volunteers. Costs: € 3.00 per person (children 0 to 4 years free). Admission is free with the Texel Museum Pass. Tickets are available, click on 'Buy tickets' to book or visit the Texel Tourist Office.

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  • Den Hoorn

  • Tickets via VVV, Guided tours, Cultural, and Museums

  • all ages, children, and adults


Location

’t Walvisvaarders Huisje. Herenstraat 49, 1797 AG, Den Hoorn. If you come by bike, park your bike behind the house on the Lage Achterom. The entrance is on Herenstraat. If you come by car, park it in one of the public parking spaces of Den Hoorn.


Important to know

There is a maximum of 10 visitors per viewing. There are several steps and steps in this old house. Unfortunately, it is not suitable for wheelchairs, walkers, buggies and prams.


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't Walvisvaarders Huisje

't Walvisvaarders Huisje

't Walvisvaarders Huisje from the 18th century is located in the southernmost village, Den Hoorn. Real whalers lived in the house. Back in time We go back to the early 18th century. Klaas Jacobsz Daalder, who has sailed on long sea voyages since he was 10 years old, bought this house in 1729 and lived here with his wife and children. For sixty years this house would be inhabited by whalers. The special national monument is still inhabited and is furnished exactly as it was in the 18th century. You will see box beds, utensils and 18th century Harlinger tiles. There is a lot of information to be found about whaling. The cottage has a Zaans blue front room, an apple blossom pink back room and you can view the special fireplace in the kitchen. Tour Do you want to know how the whalers lived in the 18th century? Then take a look at 't Walvisvaardershuisje. You can visit the house on Mondays. Would you prefer a private tour? That is possible on request. Tickets are available via this website, view our agenda via 'What's on'.

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