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Marken: One-Way or Roundtrip Ferry Ride To/From Volendam

All aboard a beautiful ferry for a classic tour between traditional Dutch towns

First and last ferries
Open today: 10:30 - 19:00
Wheelchair accessible
Provider: Tiqets International B.V.
Registered address: James Wattstraat 77-P, 1097 DL, Amsterdam, NL
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What's included

Boat trip between Volendam or Marken or the other way around (one-way or roundtrip, depending on ticket chosen)

What's not included

Transport to the departure points
Food or drinks
Museum fees

Meeting point

Haven 39, 1131 EP, Volendam

  • See the historic fishing village of Volendam and discover the secluded island-peninsula Marken on a boat tour that's been running for over 80 years
  • Enjoy the beautiful coastline of the former Zuiderzee area and learn all about the region's history and development with an audio guide in English and Dutch
  • Take your bike on the boat and explore each destination under your own steam – you can even pose for a fun portrait in traditional Dutch costumes!

The beautiful Volendam-Marken Express has been connecting the fishing town of Volendam with the island-peninsula Marken for over 80 years and is beloved by locals and tourists alike. Cruise along the former Zuiderzee coastline and learn all about this area's fascinating history and culture, with a fun audio guide available in English and Dutch.

Set sail on this traditional ferryboat experience and discover two charming Dutch towns steeped in seaside history. Volendam is famous the world over for its fishing industry and hardworking townsfolk, while Marken was populated by Frisian monks in the 13th century and was an isolated community until it became connected to the mainland in 1957.

Between the two, you'll see all the cutesy buildings, bicycles, tulips, cheese, and clogs that you'd expect, and you can choose to set off from Volendam or Marken. Or get a return ticket and make a roundtrip of it – all the better to admire the beautiful coastlines.

Naturally, you're welcome to take your bicycle for a small extra fee, and if you want to take your Dutch fanaticism to the next level, you can opt for a special photoshoot in Volendam in traditional Dutch costume. Just say kaas!

Scan your smartphone ticket when boarding the boat.

Getting to the departure point:

From Amsterdam Central Station (back side), take the EBS bus to Volendam or Marken. Buses to Volendam depart every 15 minutes, buses to Marken every 30 minutes.

First and last ferries
Thursday 10:30 - 19:00
Friday 10:30 - 19:00
Saturday 10:30 - 19:00
Sunday 10:30 - 19:00
Monday 10:30 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:30 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:30 - 19:00
  • Cancellation is possible until 24 hours before your visit date.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit date.

Ratings & reviews

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Jason,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
14 Sep 2020
Excellent
Very enjoyable trip
Volendam-Marken Express: Boat Tour
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Anonymous
15 Aug 2018
Average
Marken is a really nice place to visit, but the ferry is so slow
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Salomé,  Spain Spain
26 Jul 2018
Excellent
Trayecto corto pero precioso, Marken es una maravilla. Tuvimos un problema al reservar los tickets, por error mío, y a través del correo electrónico pude subsanarlo. La atención igualmente a pie...
Trayecto corto pero precioso, Marken es una maravilla. Tuvimos un problema al reservar los tickets, por error mío, y a través del correo electrónico pude subsanarlo. La atención igualmente a pie de barco, excepcional. De 10!
Volendam-Marken Express: Boat Tour

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