Boattrip to Marken !

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Marken

It's sunday morning and the sun is shining, we can stay in Volendam, but Marken is so near and with the boat it's only 1 hour, so lets go and enjoy this typical dutch village !!


The Marken peninsula is situated 20 km. north of Amsterdam in The Waterland region of Holland . This beautiful fishing village painted in full traditional colours offers you a fascinating insight into Dutch along an interesting history, dating back to the 12th century.

The wooden houses and architecture that form Marken are packed tightly together on earth mounds. Previous flooding of the area due to dike failures has forced the inhabitants of Marken to construct huge earth mounds in the bid to build on higher ground.

The dike that attaches Marken to the mainland was finally finished in 1957, offers wonderful scenic views of sailing ships in the distance on the sweet waters of IJsselmeer .

Symbolist traditional clothing is worn in the small community to communicate the person’s well being or social status. This complicated style of dress is also used to express the person’s activities, which can mean a few changes in the day; unfortunately this practice is in decline.

JP-NED says:
NO!
NO, NO!
NO, NO, NO!
can you read this!! (LOL)
Posted on: May 04, 2009
KeikoCreative says:
Hey Mike, Jan must be joking, couple of months? that is impossible, a couple years maybe:P I guess u guys are missing me here, right?:P
Posted on: May 04, 2009
JP-NED says:
Haha, we will see!
Posted on: Apr 27, 2009
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traditional costumes of Marken !
traditional costumes of Marken !
Typical wooden house!
Typical wooden house!
traditional costumes of Marken !
traditional costumes of Marken !
Marken
Marken
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