Amsterdam Sights


a historic Dutch village

Not far from Amsterdam, in the former Zuiderzee (now the IJsselmeer) is Marken, an island now joined to the mainland by a land bridge. It still has many wooden houses, and you can still see people wearing local costume, not just for tourists. You should at least visit the harbour.

How to get there?
There are organised coach tours (companies on the Damrak), but for much less money (six strips of a strippenkaart) you can take bus 111 from Central Station (it takes about 35 minutes); times can be got from the Public Transport website : you are going from ('Van') "CS Oosterdokskade, Amsterdam" to ('Naar') "Kerkbuurt, Marken").

recommended websites
Marker Museum

a list of popular Amsterdam sights and attractions