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A village in the city

Zwaag is a village that has grown onto the city of Hoorn. This has ensured that the village character has become enhanced with city enjoyment: the perfect combination.

Throughout the centuries the farmers had the upper hand in this village. After the 19th century market gardening began to win ground. Nowadays, many flower growers are active in Zwaag.

Once a year the biggest carnival procession north of the great rivers takes place in Zwaag. Over 50,000 visitors come to watch it here.