Hoorn, Netherlands

The old town of Hoorn (founded in 716 during the golden age of Holland) surprised us by being such a lively little town - probably a bit extra energised during these summer months with various events each day.

Loads and loads of sailing vessels at sea and tivoli and market preparations on land. Great restaurants, beautifully styled stores and long walks kept us busy most of the time and some of us even went for kayaking rides in the city channels.