Even in the old days Hoorn’s downtown area functioned as the fashion depository of Westfriesland. That is not surprising, because in Hoorn fashion stores are well represented. For example, in the Kleine Noord and the Hoornse Straatjes you will find the somewhat exclusive fashion stores and in the Grote Noord you find the country-wide chain stores. Fashion and accessories for everybody!
Since 2007, twice a year, the event “Hoorn Modestad” is organised. It was entrepreneur Peter Schutz that instigated this, and he soon managed to connect more than 20 fashion stores to this event. As a result, every final weekend of the months of March and September you can witness a fashion spectacle in Hoorn’s city centre. What stands out is that the main reason this fashion feast grew to a significant crowd puller was because of the participation of so many independent entrepreneurs and family businesses.