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. Make Marken a centerpiece of your Marken vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Marken trip planner .
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  • A nugget, the impression of being cut off from the world. Beauty preserved, calm and serenity. Not to be missed
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  • It is close to Amsterdam, I recommend the boat trip from Volendam to Marken. The village is very nice, with small houses and canals, there are shops, bars in the Harbour and a factory of wooden clogs tiny which can be visited and where to buy souvenirs. Highly recommended.
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  • Marken for people who spend only sees a few houses, but if you have time, go behind those few houses on the way you open a country, with a harbour, beautiful, quiet, I looked at a hotel. It seemed to be in the tv series Haven. To see!
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