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Marken

Interesting
Marken
The Essential
Interesting
Separated from the continental landmass by the creation of the Zuiderzee in the 13C, Marken was an island until 1957. Now joined to the coast, the town is situated by the Gouwzee, a sort of inland sea. Its historic allure lingers in two districts, Havenburrt, near the harbour, and Kerkbuurt, around the church, which displays several scale models of old boats. Most of the wooden houses are painted dark green, with slightly cantilevered side gables.