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The ferry between two world famous fishing villages

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    Sail along from Volendam to Marken (and/or vice versa) on the Markermeer

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    Enjoy the views

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    Discover the Netherlands' most famous fishing villages

  • Ticket information

    • You will receive your confirmation directly in your mailbox
    • Redeem the tickets at the ticket booth in Volendam (Haven 39) or Marken (Havenbuurt 19) with your confirmation email
    • Tickets cannot be cancelled
    • All prices quoted include VAT
  • Sailing and opening hours

    • The Marken Express sails daily
    • The boat departs every 45 minutes
    • Check the current sailing times here
    • Departure times can change
  • Child tickets

    • The boat trip is free for children up to 3 years old
    • Children aged 4-11 pay the special child rate
  • Bicycle or Scooter along

  • Wheelchair accessible

    Toilet on board

    Free WiFi

During a visit to Volendam or Marken, crossing the lake is a must-do activity. With an enjoyable boat trip with the Volendam-Marken Express, you have the opportunity to visit two unique villages in one day. You will be surprised by how different Volendam and Marken are, considering that they are only a few kilometres apart. The houses are different, the people are different and even their religions are different, for ‘Volendammers’ are Catholic and ‘Markers’ are Protestant.

During the 30 minute boat trip, you will get a lot of information about Volendam and Marken and their differences. Meanwhile you can enjoy amazing views across the water, of the old sailboats and authentic harbours. And don’t forget to bring your bike with you, so you can explore the wider area around these unique cities.