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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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  • I might say this place has a different energy ,it's so quiet but at the same time shows how Netherlands looks like from other point of view.  more »
  • Superb small village where all the houses are built in the same style. Small port, way to make a beautiful ballad. A few institutions to have a drink. Easy parking a short walk.
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  • Do! Marken is a nice authentic schierland what you must visit! It is a place in Netherlands what is unique in Europe. There heerseen real Nederlandss culture
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