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Marken Travel guide
Marken : Michelin's recommendations
Separated from the continental landmass by the creation of the Zuiderzee (in the 13C), Marken was an island until 1957. Now rejoined to the coast, it is located beside the Gouwzee, a sort of inland sea. Its Protestant population has always formed a sort of closed circle. It has preserved its old character with wooden houses and inhabitants dressed, in season, in traditional costumes. It used to thrive from fishing before the creation of the IJsselmeer but today Marken relies heavily on tourism.
Tourist attractions Marken : Things to see and do
Kerkbuurt 44-47 NL - 1156 BL Marken
Four small fishermen's houses, where the fish used to be smoked (eels, herring), are today the setting for a small exhibition on the history of Marken.
NL - 1156 Marken
In order to protect themselves from floods, the houses are grouped on small mounds and built on piles. They are mostly made of wood painterd dark green and with lightly encorbelled lateral gables. The painted and oilskin interiors are richly decora..