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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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  • Lovely place, definitely worth visiting! You take the bus # 315 from Amsterdam Central Station (ticket cost € 10 valid all day for multiple trips-45-minute journey). Log cabins features and shop where they craft their hooves to visit! All very nice!
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  • Very touristy, but typical for the "old" Holland. Very charming wooden houses, nice place to walk around in. Be prepared to pay for everything you want to do: park, go to the restroom etc. People aren...  more »
  • Fishing village about half an hour from Amsterdam can be reached by bus from Centraal costs € 5. I mean, it's perfect, beautifully maintained with its typical green houses and the Marina. Relaxing drink a beer at the bar of the "centro" overlooking the harbor (and inexpensive!). On the other side, if you want to go for a long walk in the green of the countryside and farms that meet along the way, you can reach the lighthouse. I recommend to spend some time in quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the city and it is also very romantic!
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  • 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
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  • Special place, definitely worth a look!
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