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Marken, Marken

Categories: Civic Centers, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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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  • Trip to Marken became the apotheosis of winter break menâ in the Netherlands! Such contrasts: cute gingerbread houses, rustic vegetable gardens, almost toy facades-and all this against the backdrop of a North Sea štormâŝego, the howlers-gulls, wind and rain. What is there to say, here's a special atmosphere, which we need to understand and accept or don't go here at all! For compulsory attendance! P.s. While you ride a ferry here, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy panoramic views with a glass of Ruby crafting Volenbock.
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  • If I could live in it, I would, I went by tram, but next time I want to go by bike, but in compensation I made the entire island around and trust is a unique spectacle. Then the lighthouse, gives you a sense of peace and tranquility. We spent there a whole day and I wanted to stay longer. One of the most beautiful places in the Netherlands.
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  • We arrived at Marken through the Marken express, a ferry which departs from the harbour of Volendam. Marken is a fishing village that keeps intact the Dutch tradition. Lose yourself in its streets is like in fairy tales. Don't forget to visit it!
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  • An express boat charming to visit the idyllic island of marken
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