Marken, a picturesque former island in the Zuiderzee.
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Only 22 kilometers from Amsterdam you will find a very interesting peninsula … Marken. Famous for the many wooden houses painted in traditional colours. Marken has its own traditional costumes. Many inhabitants still wear them. Because they love it, or for the tourists. Watch Marken’s wooden shoe factory. Among the most famous traditional Dutch products are wooden shoes. Nowadays no one wears them, only during events in tourist places and by farmers.