Daytrip to Marken and Volendam


Traditional Dutch Architecture

Daytrip from Amsterdam

At a stone’s throw from Amsterdam you find the former island of Marken. Dams and poulders now connect the island with the mainland. The island is a touristical hotspot in summer. We went there mid winter and the village was deserted. But Marken surely embraced us with its charms. We walked around for a couple of hours and visited a wooden shoe factory, the Marker Museum and the Reformed Church. Unfortanedly it was too cold and rainy to walk to the lighthouse “Het Paard”. This long distance walking route on a dam is ideal for a summer picknick. Well it was a wintersday and we stayed indoors and finally had a hot chocalatemilk and applepie in one of the cafe’s along the harbour.

Roundtrip from Amsterdam to Marken and Volendam

Bus 311 to Marken leaves  from behind the Central Station in Amsterdam. If you go on a daytrip to Marken you could get off the bus in Monnickendam. A friendly village on the lakeside of the “Ijsselmeer”. From Marken you can jump on a boat to Volendam. There is a regular hourly service from March untill late October. From Volendam you catch bus 312 back to Amsterdam. On the way back you might want to jump off the bus at the village of Zuiderwoude and dine at a local scenic restaurant.



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Hello, my name is Joop and I am the creator/designer of this blog. Always looking for new adventures. I travelled the World and would like to travel some more. Well, that's who I am in a nutshell. Together with some friends and family we like to show the Netherlands to the World. I hope you will enjoy our blog and persuade you to visit our lovely country. Love to see you soon in Holland.

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