Marken

Introduction to Marken

Marken is a small village on a former island that is also called Marken. It still has a fishing-village vibe with an old-world character. Its gabled timber houses are painted in shades of black and green. It’s just 45 minutes away from Amsterdam.

Paard van Marken lighthouse

Visitor information

map Marken

How to get here

By public transport

Take EBS bus 315 from railway station Amsterdam Centraal to Marken. The bus ride takes about 35 minutes. See the website of EBS for more information and a special day ticket.

What to do in Marken

Paard van Marken lighthouse
Paard van Marken

This late 19th-century lighthouse is probably Holland’s most beautiful lighthouse.

Waterfront of Marken
Waterfront

Wooden houses line the waterfront where you can sit down to watch the activity in the small harbor.

Clog-making workshop
Klompenmakerij

The Klompenmakerij is clog-making workshop. You can not only watch how the famous Dutch wooden shoes are made but you can buy them here as well.

Boat tour to Volendam
Boat tour to Volendam

The Volendam-Marken Express ferry has more then 10 services a day. On board there are various options for eating and drinking, including brunches and high teas.

Eating poffertjes in Marken
Eating poffertjes

On Buurt II street is an outdoor poffertjes stand where they prepare poffertjes in the traditional way.

Marker Museum
Marker Museum

Museum about the history of Marken.

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Sijtje Boes souvenir shop
Sijtje Boes

Sijtje Boes is a small museum and houses a souvenir shop where you can buy local handicrafts and artworks.

Marken from above

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Author: Johan Klok
Last modified on: 1/27/2018
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