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.
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.
This late 19th-century lighthouse is probably Holland’s most beautiful lighthouse.
Wooden houses line the waterfront where you can sit down to watch the activity in the small harbor.
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.
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.
On Buurt II street is an outdoor poffertjes stand where they prepare poffertjes in the traditional way.
Museum about the history of Marken.
Sijtje Boes is a small museum and houses a souvenir shop where you can buy local handicrafts and artworks.