"Island of little green houses!" Marken by Roeffie
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In the 19th century the Marken harbour was constructed for the fishing fleet. Until the closing of the "Zuiderzee", Marken lived of fishing the sea. Nowadays the Sea is called "IJsselmeer", because there isn't an open connection to the sea anymore. They closed it up with the "Afsluitdijk" in 1932, because of the flooding hazards in this particular area.
In 1959 they formed a dike to Marken, which made it reachable by car for the many tourists visiting Marken, until that year Marken only could be reached by boat.
At the harbour you can find this mini lighthouse to guide all ships during nighttime! more travel advice
The Marker museum was built in six historical fisherman's houses in the old center of Marken. It is partly left as a... more travel advice
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