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Volendam, Edam and Marken
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Volendam, Edam and Marken

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Just north of Amsterdam, are some picturesque villages along the shores of the former Zuiderzee. After severe floods in 1916 an enclosing dike was built, turning this former inland sea into a huge freshwater lake. This had major consequences for the local fishermen, reducing their fishing activities. Nevertheless, these former fishing villages will still remind you of their maritime traditions. Stroll along dikes and harbours with your guide and get a taste of their unique past. Marken is a picturesque island, nowadays with the mainland by a causeway. You will also  visit Edam, which is famous for its cheese market.


your own bus or car


4 hours

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Travel by boat from Volendam to Marken.