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Experience the nostalgic Volendam & Marken with our fleet!

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14:30 16:00
10:45 12:15
13:45 15:15

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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. 


Discover beautiful Volendam

The boat trip from Volendam to Marken is not just a crossing for us, it is an experience! On the website of Volendam Marken Express, you will find several packages which we have created for you, so you can make your day out to Volendam and Marken even more complete!

We made list of the best tourist attractions and activities in Volendam, Marken and Monnickendam.

9x Activities in Volendam

Volendam Marken Express lists 9x fun activities in Volendam. Including the boat trip to Marken, photo in traditional costume and...

Sights Marken

The beautiful former island of Marken is surrounded by the Gouwzee and the Markermeer. Check our tips for nice sights!

Sights in Volendam

Volendam was founded in the fourteenth century. It became a beloved spot for fishermen and farmers to settle. Today, the...

Our fleet

Enjoy our boat trip

Volendam Marken Express sails with unique, authentic ships. The comfortable heated boats are equipped with a toilet, bar and sound system. The panorama deck on our boats offers an impressive view over the water.

If you make the crossing between Marken and Volendam, you will probably enjoy the flagship Ms. Jan Smit or the Ms. IJsselmeer.

Do you rent a boat at Volendam Marken Express? In that case you sail on the classic Ms. VD1 or rent one of our sloops with a private captain.

No trip between the old harbours of the Gouwzee (Volendam, Marken & Monnickendam) is the same with the Volendam Marken Express.

Rent a retro e-bike

Enjoy an active day out with your friends or family in the surroundings of Volendam

Photo in traditional attire

An original photo for €7 in traditional attire

Lunch & diner

You are welcome at Taverne de Visscher at Marken for an excellent lunch or dinner

Woody Shoe Factory

Visit the authentic wooden company at Marken

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