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Marken, Marken

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Separated by a storm from the mainland in medieval times, Marken stands as a traditional Dutch fishing village frozen in time. Though today reconnected with a dike, the small island (now peninsular) town retains much of its tradition and culture. Wander along the waterfront and down quiet streets surrounded by wooden houses, and you'll feel as though you've stepped back several centuries. Keep an eye out for the "Horse of Marken," a lighthouse on the peninsula with a 16 m (54 ft) tower dedicated to guiding sailors and fishermen to safety. Stop by the local museum to learn more about age-old Dutch traditions, the history of the town, and the traditional clothing worn in the past by the population. Don't miss the wooden shoe workshop in the village, which produces a classic symbol of Holland. A visit to Marken represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Marken itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Go on your own to visit this beautiful place as well as Zaanse Schans and Volendam. Or make sure that the tour company actually gives your free time to see the places rather than a shameless shopping ...  more »
  • We spent a full day visiting the villages of the Waterland and decided to include Marken in our itinerary since it is a bit different as a fishing village and easily reachable by land or sea . It is i...  more »
  • Visiting Marken and the surrounding areas along the dikes is a fascinating journey into the real Netherlands. The village has some grea places to eat while enjoying the lovely view across the water ov...  more »
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  • Small but lovely show of clothing of era and history.
  • Small museum representing original Marken costumes and details about Marken in earlier days.Enthousiastic museum guide.
  • There is not so much to see. But for a price of €3 I guess it's fair enough to see a short entertainment about early life in the Marken area
  • This is a very small Museum mainly about the clothing of the people there, no toilet in this museum
  • Nice