Extra information for your visit to the Volendam Marken Express

Do you offer packages?

Yes, we do! We offer various packages, great for young and old! For example, complete family day trips or activities to do with friends. Take a look at our complete range of packages.

Our packages consist of different products, such as a crossing to Marken and traditional photo in traditional attire. You can determine the planning of your day trip and the sailing departure times by yourself. Always check the actual sailing times before departure.

How long does the boat trip from Volendam to Marken take?

The boat trip from Volendam to Marken takes about 30 minutes.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, man’s best friend is welcome on board when leashed. Of course, we have little appetite for biting dogs. Keep the dog leashed.

Can I bring a wheelchair on board?

The Ms. Jan Smit is fully ground floor and suitable for wheelchair users. The other ships have a wheelchair lift and have limited wheelchair access. If it involves a group with several wheelchairs, please contact us before the visit.

Are bikes of (motor)scooter allowed on board?

It is possible to bring bikes, mopeds, or (motor)scooters on board for a small fee on all our ships for the passage. Booking is not necessary. If your group has more bikes, please inform us beforehand.

Is parking close?

In both Volendam and Marken, parking is close to the boarding locations of our ships. It is a nice walk of about 5 minutes.

Where can I park a bus?

The parking facilities in both Volendam and Marken are close to the boarding points of our ships. It’s is a nice walk of about 5 minutes walking from our parking lot to our ships.

On the parking lot ‘Marinapark’ in Volendam is room for 6 buses. Buses can also park at the large parking lot at ‘Parallelweg’ behind ‘Noordeinde’ in Volendam.

How long is my boat ticked valid?

Tickets are valid for a year from the day of purchase, also in combination with any extra orders.

I will be arriving on a different day than my booking.

Tickets are valid for a year after the day of purchase, also in combination with any extra orders. In case you decide to come on a different day, you can still use your tickets.

I did not receive a bar code?

Immediately following your online order, you will receive a confirmation mail of the booked activities. In this mail, you will also find the accompanying tickets and bar codes. We request you to print this mail with tickets and take it with you, or take these with you on your telephone. The products you have ordered without barcode, you can, upon showing the order, collect the physical tickets at our register on the quay in Volendam (Haven 39) or Marken (Havenbuurt 22). In case you did not receive a mail, first check you spam box. If you cannot find it here, report to the register of the Volendam Marken Express.

I did not receive confirmation of my online order?

If the confirmation of your online order is not in your inbox, first check you spam box. If it is not there, contact us or visit the register of the Volendam Marken Express.

Do we have to choose a departure time?

The departure times can be found on the site. You can choose any departure time you like.

Certain packages have fixed boarding times, which are mentioned at the description of the package.

Pay attention to the times of our last departure! These differ in the summer and winter period. Always check the current departure times before your visit.

Can I walk to the lighthouse of Marken?

The lighthouse “Het Paard van Marken” can be reached per bike (about 10 min) or by foot (about 25 minutes). The minimum age for viewing is 12 years. Dogs are not allowed.

Do local citizens get discount?

Yes, local citizens of Volendam/Edam or from the Waterland region get discount.

You enjoy the following benefits:

  • 50% discount on single and return tickets Volendam Marken Express; 
  • 20% discount on consumptions and merchandise on board.

Prices Regular Travelers program:

  • € 6,75 retour per person
  • € 4,38 single ride per person

Registration fees

For registration, we charge a one-time amount of € 15,00. You will receive a personal travel pass and two return tickets for the Volendam Marken Express. Find more information about our Regular Travelers programma.

We like to welcome you on board as regular traveler!

Where is the departure location?

The ferry towards Marken departs from the harbour in Volendam. Address: Haven 39, 1131 EP – Volendam.

The ferry towards Volendam departs from the harbour Marken. Havenbuurt 19, 1156 AL – Marken.

Is there a toilet on board?

Yes, all our boats have a toilet on board.

Is the regular traveller's pass personal?

The travel pass of our regular travel program is personal and non-transferable to others. However, it is permitted for your partner and children to travel with you on your pass. They will then enjoy the same benefits.

Am I allowed to choose my own schedule for the day?

Yes! You are free to choose the sailing times of your departure and return-journey and the schedule of your day.

Because of the potential crowds, we would like to make a suggestion for the program of day trip in Volendam and Marken. For example, start your day with a photo in Volendam costume at the Fotograaf Volendam on the dike. Fotograaf Volendam is located across from the sailing location of our boats. Then make the crossing to Marken, this takes about 30 minutes. Visit the various places of interest in Marken. Got a craving? Take a break with a tasty lunch or snack at restaurant Taverne de Visscher, the oldest tavern in Marken. Then walk around Marken and take the boat back to Volendam. To make your day out even more complete, you can visit the waffle demonstration at Woltjes Backerij and enjoy a delicious waffle. You can also visit the fun attraction ‘Experience Volendam‘ (duration: 30 minutes).

Did you know that we have created several special priced packages? All packages include return boat ticket. Take a look at our packages page.