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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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  • Green houses, black and "rows". A village that must go along with nearby towns like broek en waterland. Arrive at the Marina and appreciate the many colors.
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  • Absolutely unique Dutch fishing village. Everything is delightfully: houses, streets, shops, restaurants, beer, cuisine, souvenirs, etc. by Road Causeway is a pleasure. Like many where in Holland, dejstvitel'nost'real'no exceeds expectations. Just beautiful, but because an unforgettable place.
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  • We wanted to watch on marken, well that's successful. put down driving. bike off and delicious dom marken cycled and occasionally off for hiking, Sijtje boe museum nice to see the lighthouse t iron horse, cozy on a terrace. pleasant village
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  • Marken originally is a small village of fishermen is a 15 minute drive from the Dutch capital and has many tourist attraction by its typical wooden houses and the factory of shoes called "Swedes" (although typically Dutch). You can visit obtaining Waterland bus pass (which allows unrestricted service between Amsterdam - Edam - Volendam - Marken throughout the day from the date of the ticket) or through a half-hour trip by boat (Marken Express) from Volendam. It is small, so you can tour on foot in about two hours, and us the least "touristy" of the municipality, was us since the inhabitants seem to completely ignore the tourists walking by its picturesque streets. There are still some houses built on wooden stilts, dating back to the time when land was an island and not yet a peninsula like today, and was permeable to constant currents of water and floods. There is a lighthouse which is somewhat away from the "Center" of the people, who despite being its main attraction promoted (along with the factory of Swedes who can visit to see the mode of production of the same), it is not the big thing. I recommend fully combine the visit with Edam and Volendam. He is can spend from morning until the afternoon all three, and at night because you are back in Amsterdam, although seems so close to another world and especially at night.
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  • An express boat charming to visit the idyllic island of marken
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  • There's a statue