Visit Marken - Best of Marken

This small fishing village of Marken in the North Holland region in Netherlands, is as picturesque as a place can be. The first things that will strike you when you set foot in Marken, is the unique wooden houses and the local residents all dressed up in colourful traditional outfits. Originally located on an island, Marken has had its fair amount of disasters in its early days, with the regular floods the village has had to face. The residents then made an artificial hill for setting up their houses there to protect themselves from the water. Fishing became the main occupation here and slowly the village grew in size. Now, Marken proudly stands, showing off its history to all its visitors.

The main things that have attracted tourists over the years are Marken's signature houses and attires. The houses are all made of wood and have a very picture-perfect quality about it. The colours are all bright, not only on the outside, but also the decor inside. These houses, historically, were built on stilts and mounds. The other prominent feature of this village are the costumes that the people don, much to the delight of the visitors. Netherlands is known for its distinctive traditional clothing, and Marken is one of those villages that stands out on this account. For those looking for some fun things to do, dress up in one of them and go exploring the village. The experience will totally be worth it.

Marken Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Marken tips for your visit

Essential Information

  • Time Zone: UTC+02:00 hours
  • Currency: Euro
  • Electricity and Internet: 230 Volts of electricity output. Highspeed wireless internet is available in most hotels in and around Marken.
  • Languages: Dutch in primarily spoken in Marken. French and English are also spoken here.
  • Security: For Police, Fire and Ambulance: 112
  • Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory, but is appreciated in Marken.
  • Customs: It is very common in Marken for the locals to dress up in their traditional costumes and walk around in the streets.

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Facts and Stats for Marken*

  • Pollution Statistics in Marken

    Know the pollution level of Marken before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Marken: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Marken for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Marken.

    • Burglary and Theft 36.36 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 5 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 22.73 (Low)
    • Attacks 20.45 (Low)
    • Drug offense 29.55 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 88.64 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 77.27 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.73 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 29.55 (Low)
  • Living in Marken - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 78.25 (High)
    • Pollution Index 18.97 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.67 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 84.19 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.3 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.7 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 126.19 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Marken

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Marken

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.26 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 17.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 97.34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.87 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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