A ilha parece magica, com os barcos no porto, as casas de madeira bonitas, as gaivotas, limpa e sossegada. Aqui vimos também o sitio onde fazem as socas de madeira bastante tipicas na Holanda - wooden shoe factory - http://www.theclogexperience.com/
Marken is a village in the Waterland and Zaan Region, North Holland. It is known for its characteristic wooden houses and traditional costumes. It used to be an island in the former Zuiderzee, but is now connected to the mainland by a causeway. Marken's main attractions are its lovely old wooden houses, and the traditional atmosphere and folkloristic elements.