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Sail into history

On the edge of the former inland Zuiderzee, the Volendam Marken Express takes you back in time in any season, whether you visit us in the spring, summer, fall, or winter.

Put on traditional Volendam attire for the famous photo, see for yourself how cheese and wooden shoes are made, or visit the authentic houses you can find on Marken. Discover the old ways of the rural life or enjoy the beautiful and lovely life at the waterfront at the restaurants with family or friends.

The Volendam Marken Express has been sailing for almost 100 years. Are you visiting Volendam and Marken with a large group? Read about the possibilities.

A full care free day out?

De boottocht is voor ons niet zo maar een overtocht, het moet een beleving zijn! Op de website vindt u diverse leuke arrangementen welke wij voor u hebben samengesteld, zo maakt u uw dagje.

Snack & Beer cruise

Are you sailing on one of our boats after three? Then you would probably like a nice drink. In that case, this...


Welcome in photogenic Volendam

Volendam is renowned for its residents. Dutchmen who live differently from the average Dutchmen.

Volendam has a tight community of hard workers. It has a rich history and hospitality is highly valued. We like to welcome you in the world famous, most delightful village of the Netherlands.

A Volendam resident once said: “There are 16 million Dutchmen and 22,000 Volendam residents.” A watertight reasoning.

Our fleet

Enjoy the passage

Volendam Marken Express sails with unique, authentic ships. Comfortable boats, equipped with toilet, bar, sound equipment, and a panorama deck with an impressive view of the water

Are you making the passage between Marken and Volendam? You are probably enjoying the comfort of the flagship Ms. Jan Smit, the riverboat Ms. Volendam or the Ms. IJselmeer. Are you renting a boat at Volendam Marken Express? In that case you are sailing on the classic Ms. VD1 or you are renting one of our sloops with a captain.

No trip between the old harbors (Volendam, Marken, and Monnickendam) is the same with Volendam Marken Express.


Rent a retro e-bike.

An active day out with your partner, friends, or family around Volendam.

Photo in outfit

Active day out with your partner, friends or family around Volendam!

Lunch en Diner

Active day out with your partner, friends or family around Volendam


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