Marken is a peninsula in the IJsselmeer, in the Netherlands and a former island in the Zuiderzee, located in the municipality Waterland in the province North Holland. It is the namesake of the Markermeer, the body of water which surrounds it. The former island is nowadays connected to the North Holland mainland by a causeway.
Marken is a well-known tourist attraction, well-known for its characteristic wooden houses and traditional costumes. The town represents a living history, visible in many of the cafés and shops as well as in its handicrafts and the traditional dress of the locals. Marken is especially known for the manufacture of traditional wooden clogs.
Things to See & Do
* Paard van Marken – lighthouse (not open to public)
* Wooden Houses
* Sijtje Boes house - the oldest souvenir store
* Market Museum
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – Dutch
Population – 1,850 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +31
Port Location – The port at Marken is located on the Ijsselmeer Lake.
Travel Links – Marken is accessible by bus from Amsterdam.
There is also a ferry connection from Volendam in the main tourist season March – Nov.