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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. It has preserved its old character with wooden houses and inhabitants dressed, in season, in traditional costumes.