Yacht Charter Netherlands - sailing area
The distance between The Marina of Andijk and Enkhuizen is about 21 miles
In the Broek in Waterland region you will become acquainted with the traditional countryside; a countryside dominated by water.
The delicious smell of smoked eel brings the past to life in Marken, the island where the laundry is always snapping on the
clotheslines. After the reclamation of the former Zuiderzee, the fishermen made way for pleasure cruising.
On arrival you can also admire the interior of a Marken home and visit the Marken Museum and a wooden shoe factory,
where the wooden shoes are still made by hand. In addition, they built their houses on piles, so they where entirely sure
that the waves could not surprise them. These pile dwellings stills exist and the picturesque quarters form a world in itself.
Here you will find an unequaled example of undisturbed folklore. Marken is a fishing village with perfectly preserved houses, traditional
costumes, shops, and picture-taking opportunities galore!
Marken Museum, Marken:
The Marken Museum at Kerkbuurt 44-47 occupies four old 'lookhuisjes', which instead of chimneys have only an opening in the roof
to let out the smoke. The museum gives a vivid impression of life on Marken as it was before the dyking of the Zuiderzee.
Location and Contact:
Work +31 299601904
Marken Express, boat trips: Marken to Volendam
Volendam and Marken are neighbors on the IJsselmeer.
They’re both quaint villages that are attractive and pleasant to walk through.
The land route between these two towns is much longer than the sea route so there is a ferry in place to help out travelers.
The thirty minute crossing may not get you there any faster but the experience will probably be more enjoyable than going by road.
The one-way trip takes about 30 minutes.
Departures from Volendam: every 30/45 minutes from 11:00 till 17:30 hrs.
Departures from Marken: every 30/45 minutes from 11:30 till 18:00 hrs.
WSV Marken, tel. 0299 – 601382
ZV Het Y, tel. 020-4904717