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All reviews fishing village the bus day trip souvenir shops beautiful village walk around charming place fairy tale get away dutch village wooden shoe factory central station half an hour worth a visit tiny village herring wooden shoes
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived on the ferry from Volendam. Very pretty small harbour where apparently the houses were built on stilts (although you can't see them now). I don't believe much fishing goes on these days - tourism is the main form of income for the village....More

Thank DevaBob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this little village. It's amazing how many little shops and restaurants there are. It was once a bustling fishing village but now it's tourism that keeps it going. Quite a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam.

Thank TrailBlazer793783
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very quite fishing village, although it is only about 1/2 hours drive from Amsterdam. A place where you actually could consider to retire at.

Thank AChee74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice, small fishing village (located about 22 km from Amsterdam) with traditional Dutch wooden houses. Tourism now is a major source of revenue for this village. Another attraction is a wooden show factory, where sightseers can see how the shoes are...More

1  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We reached the island of Marken by car, which we parked in the parking lot, at the payment of course, at the entrance to the village. We rented a bicycle near the parking lot, got a map of the village and started to ride. The...More

Thank AmirFDM
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Visited Marken when it was an island about 60 yrs ago. Not a lot has changed but I did NOT see anyone in their original dress/costume. Streets are narrow and hard to tell when it’s a one way or a dead end

Thank mrskemosabe
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We did visit Marken which is a nice village, but this review is about how we got there and to other places by an amazingly cheap day trip on EBS buses. We went to the Amsterdam Central Railway Station and walked through to the rear...More

4  Thank KiwichickAuckland
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This was a nice excursion. The town on the island is beautiful. Worth walking or renting a bike to discover the town. There are a lighthouse and a shoe factory.

Thank Yuri_The_Traveler
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Our 3 day Amsterdam and Region Travel Ticket covered the transport to Marken. The bus goes through a long causeway to reach this tiny island, and the drive is beautiful. The harbour is a short walk from the bus station, and there are farms with...More

Thank Madhumitha R
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Took a scenic drive through northern Netherlands found this wonderful little village. Very busy this time of year but worth a stop!

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Ingrid T
15 August 2016|
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Response from jojules69 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry I don't know- I'm not into fishing I'm afraid so I don't have a clue.
2 February 2015|
Response from Remcer | Reviewed this property |
It's tourist prices everywhere. There is a big shop halfway the two. But it's not different. Since it's a tourist thing at large you pay tourist prices. Still very reasonable for what you are getting but do try them on and... More