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Marken - Netherlands
Marken is a small island community in the IJsselmeer. It is easy to get there from Amsterdam  and is a nice daytrip if you want to see a traditional Dutch fishing village. 
Marken - Netherlands
It is known for its characteristic wooden houses and traditional costumes. It's a peninsula in the IJsselmeer lake, but connected to the mainland by a causeway.
Marken - Netherlands
This picturesque little village was originally situated on an island.

Marken - Netherlands
For some time during the later 19th and early 20th centuries, Marken and its inhabitants were the focus of considerable attention by folkloristsethnographers and physical anthropologists

Marken - Netherlands
Marken has very special houses, allmost all of them are built on wooden poles. 

Marken - Netherlands
Most of the houses are build on hills called 'werven'. The houses on these werven would stay dry in case of floodings. 



Marken - Netherlands
Marken is accessible by car, althoug you are not allowed to use your car on the island, there is a huge parkingspace at the end of the dike. 
Marken - Netherlands
his dike starts at Monnickendam. There is a bus line running from Amsterdam Central Station to Marken and vice versa.
Marken - Netherlands
Marken is most interesting for its green painted houses on the Dyke, its traditional religious isolationisme, its strong football team and its expensive tourist shops. 
Marken - Netherlands
Nevertheless, the village still has the looks and feel of a fishermen's town and an island.

Marken - Netherlands
For over a century, it has drawn in visitors who wanted a glance at its traditional costumes and picturesque houses.

Marken - Netherlands


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