Children’s activities in Marken
Looking for fun children’s activities in Noord-Holland? Then visit the peninsula Marken, located in the Gouwzee. Besides the fact that Marken is known for its authentic Dutch architecture and its beautiful nature, there is also plenty to do for kids on the island. Sail with Volendam Marken Express from the port of Volendam to Marken for a fun day out with the kids. We have already listed the best children’s activities in Marken for you.
The boat trip to Marken
On board of the Volendam Marken Express the fun begins! On deck there is plenty of room for the kids to play. You can also listen to an audio guide that tells fun and educational information about Volendam and Marken. At the Captain’s bar you can get fresh delicacies, coffee, tea and other refreshments. Here you can also buy colors and a coloring picture.
We have put together a number of nice packages for parent and child. You can combine the boat trip with a photo in traditional attire. On board you will get apple pie and a drink. Visit our Family Day Out arrangement.
Do you prefer an arrangement with lunch? Combine the boat trip with a visit to the picturesque restaurant Taverne de Visscher. Also in this arrangement you will be photographed in traditional costume and you will get a demonstration with tasting at Woltje’s Bakery. View the Complete Winterday package here.
Children’s activity Marker museum
Marken is an island with a lot of history. The island was created during a storm tide in 1164 that flooded the land. In the Marker museum you can learn all about the history of the island. There is a collection of historical objects and excavations dating back to the Middle Ages. There are changing exhibitions that are fun and informative for all ages. A visit to this historical museum costs only €3 (kids €1.50).
Historic children’s activity Marken – Sijtje Boes
That Marken has a rich history can be clearly seen when you enter the island. In the harbor of Marken you will find Sijtje Boes’ viewing house. This legendary woman started trading souvenirs at an early age and made good money by exhibiting her fisherman’s cottage to tourists. Take a look in the former Marken house of Sijtje Boes together with the kids. Very educational and fun for the kids to see how they lived before the Second World War. In the adjacent souvenir shop they still sell old Dutch stuff for in the house.
A fun and educational children’s activity in Marken can be found in the oldest clog factory on the island. Take part in the clog making demonstration and learn all about this century old craft. Ever since the Middle Ages, Marken has been known for its wooden shoes. It is therefore not surprising that the real experts can be found on this island. In the clog factory you and your kids will be taken on a real ‘clog-experience’.
Cycling in Marken – a fun activity for parent and child
The last children’s activities in Marken is maybe the best one! Marken has only an area of 3 km². To see the whole island, it is recommended to rent a bike. Cycle with the kids across the island and discover in a short time all the beauty that Marken has to offer. Marken has beautiful cycling routes that lead you through the country-side, along the Markermeer and coastline. It is also the easiest way to get to the centuries-old lighthouse “Paard van Marken”. This lighthouse is a real “must see” of Marken. Het Paard van Marken was built in 1700 and has been a national monument since 1970.
You can take your bike on board for a small fee. Book your return tickets with bike here.
No bike with you? Then hire a bicycle at Volendam Rent & Event for a low price.
Family Package Volendam – Marken
Combine your boat trip with some fun activities for the whole family. We have combined a number of activities in Volendam and Marken in a package for the whole family. Read more about the ideal family outing in Volendam here.
Places to visit in Volendam
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