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  • 1 Town Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The town hall is in a noble 18C house with a decorated pediment. Notice the staircases at the entrance, in the shape of serpents. In the same street and in Kerkstraat, you will see several houses with picturesque gables and stone façades.

  • 2 St-Nicolas

    Religious buildings

    This large Gothic church hall has three naves. It has an attractive sculpted wood chancel grille from the 16C.

  • 3 Wooden houses

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    In the village you will several houses made of wood dating back to the 17 and 18C. Some of them (from the 17C) are arranged in a U-shape. Some of these houses are endowed with two doors, with the front door used solely for marriages and funerals

  • 4 Napoleon-huisje

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This pavilion, where Napoleon stayed during his visit with the mayor in October 1811, stands beside the pond. It is a small, white, pagoda-shape construction in wood, which was built in 1656.

  • 5 Church

    Religious buildings

    This church was burned down by the Spanish in 1573 and rebuilt between 1585 and 1639. You will notice on the left-hand side a beautiful stained-glass window (around 1640) which has lovely original colouring and recalls the tragic events of the Spanis..

  • 6 Village houses

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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 decorate..

  • 7 Marker Museum

    Museums and art

    Kerkbuurt 44-47

    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.

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