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“A day trip .... back in time!” 5 of 5 stars
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Marken
Marken, The Netherlands
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“A day trip .... back in time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

First time in winter! An amazing oasis of peace! Just a few tourists, most of the restaurants and shops closed, silence and calm everywhere. Much of Marken’s appeal comes from walking around its narrow streets, surrounded by water and the traditional wooden houses.
If you are in Amsterdam there is a direct bus connection from the Central Station: 311 leaves from the northern side of the station (the side on the river IJ) and in half an hour you can easily reach this lovely fishing village.

Visited January 2014
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“Clogs on orde and the windmills at last!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Our Marken tour was part of a tour that included Volendam. On the way to Markem we saw the famed windmills - many many of them and were also given a glimpse of their working ;insides'.

On the walk over the bridge to Marken we were fascinated by the opening up of the bridge to let a boat through. Mundane, probably, to many of you but to us landlubbers, and interesting sight.

And then there was Bart with his boots - or clogs to be precise. Funny, touristy, but all part of a pleasant holiday experience.

The countryside was nice too, and so were our driver Steph and the guide Danielle was informative.

Visited November 2013
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“Dutch clogs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We walked around the cute fishing village and saw the typical green and white homes. We also found a Dutch shoe factory that still makes the wooden shoes. We watched a demonstration. I tried a pair on and found them to be very uncomfortable on my feet.

Visited November 2013
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“Picturesque”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We visited Marken as a result of spending a lovely day in Volendam. Theres not much to see as its just a little fishing village with a few shops. If you want to round off your visit to Volendam, take the boat across to Marken and get the bus back into Monnickendam. Loved the boat journey and the beautiful views as we crossed to Marken.

Visited October 2013
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“Good Fun at the Clog Factory”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The village itself is nice and small so the thing that I liked the best was the Clog Factory. Ok, it's just a place full of wooden shoes but you really must see the presentation there! The guy, Bart who tells about clogs' production is hillarious, it's like visiting a stand-up comedy or something! You can also buy a couple of souvenirs and shoes, but I just tried on some pairs of clogs and made great pictures.

Visited October 2013
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