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“Marken-tacky but fun”
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Private Full-Day Countryside Bike Tour of North Holland from Amsterdam
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San Francisco, California
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“Marken-tacky but fun”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

See my review of Volendam. Same goes for this tour which was combined with V-dam. Fun and tacky but glad we did it. Pretty town and local eats. Also you will see the windmills here.

A good tour guide also adds to the fun!

Visited April 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Good place to visit”
Reviewed May 1, 2012

There are lots of places serving fresh sea food to eat. Great place to spent hour and two near sea shore. And take boat ride to Vollendam.

Visited April 2012
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Kelso, Scotland
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“Quaint village”
Reviewed April 28, 2012

Came over to Marken on the boat from Volendam and stayed for about 2 and 1/2hrs. Walked to around the village, which has some nice fishermens houses. There isn't much else to see except a museum and a clog workshop but the place has a nice feel to it. Sat outside a pub/cafe in the habour and had excellent Dutch apple pie and coffee whilst watching the sun going down and the cheeky sparrows pecking crumbs off our plates. Caught the bus from Marken to Monnickendam and then back to Amsterdam.

Visited April 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Super”
Reviewed February 23, 2012

This is a little village that's absolutely worth seeing when you visit Holland.

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Huizen, The Netherlands
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“Like small open air museum”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

One of the last isolated villages on the IJsselmeer.
You cab get there by car over the dike and park at the outskirts, but the boat from Amsterdam stops right in the center.
People still wear traditional costumes (and not just for the tourists)
Visit the souverirshop across from the jetty, the guy that works there speaks at least 20 languages (and not just "Hallo how are you" or pronouncing the amount that you have to pay in your language).
Museum Sijtje Boes is a must see!

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