Marken is a peninsula alongside the picturesque Markermeer, the South part of the Ijsselmeer, Marken is well-known for its characteristic wooden houses. Former island, which nowadays is connected to the North Holland mainland by a causeway. A really nice place to visit
The lighthouse on the Peninsula of Marken on the IJsselmeer. The present lighthouse was built in 1839 and was declared a national monument in 1970. When on a sailing trip at the IJsselmeer, Marken is definitely worth a stop.
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