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All reviews fishing village the bus day trip souvenir shops beautiful village walk around charming place fairy tale small harbour dutch village wooden shoe factory central station half an hour wooden shoes worth a visit herring clog factory
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cute little village, you can be done in half an hour.Conveniently you can time this with the public bus.

Thank JonOsterman59
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely marina. Although quite small it has a nice selection of restaurants where you can sit over lunch or just a beer or coffee. The place is very attractive and peaceful although it does get a lot of day trippers just like...More

Thank Oliver M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is very charming village and not so busy as e.g. Volendam. Cute harbor and interesting, pretty houses all around. Nice for a walk and perhaps some lunch/dinner in one of the harbor side restaurants. There is also a wooden shoe fabric.

Thank deVries2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There isn't much to do here, but the village itself is worth seeing - so very pretty and quaint. I also saw how wooden shoes are made, which was quite interesting.

Thank ASeenath
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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 22 September 2018

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 18 September 2018

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 12 September 2018

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

3  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 11 September 2018

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

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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