Nowhere in the Netherlands is the fight against water portrayed as on Marken in the province of North Holland. The pile dwellings, dwellings at height so that in case of flooding the water flowed under the houses, have made this former island famous. Marken stands for a Dutch life lesson of 'never again' and Dutch history anyway. The green painted Marken houses evoke a sense of romance and nostalgia for the times of yesteryear. In short, Marken is a picture and anyone staying at a nearby holiday park such as EuroParcs Resort Poort van Amsterdam and Camping & Jachthaven Uitdam should actually include a visit to the current peninsula as an obligatory part of their holiday planning.
You can take the car to the picturesque island of Marken. Through the Zeedijk you have a beautiful and short car route and within 6 minutes you are in the heart of Marken. But, which is also very nice, especially for the cycling enthusiasts among us: there is a super beautiful sightseeing Uitdam-Monnickendam-Volendam-Marken cycle route of less than an hour along the coast of the Gouwzee, through Monnickendam, via Katwoude, through Katham to Volendam and from there you can take the ferry to Marken. And over the Zeedijk you can easily cycle back to the holiday parks Marken Resort Poort van Amsterdam or Camping & Jachthaven Uitdam via the route of 5.4 km, depending on where you stay at EuroParcs of course, where you can enjoy a drink, a cup of coffee or tea and reminisce about a beautiful day in beautiful surroundings! Hiking to Marken is of course also possible! It is a walking route of 5.3 km. With an hour you can be in picturesque Marken.
EuroParcs Resort Poort van Amsterdam is characterized by its unique location. This is North-Holland at its purest, with the gently flowing water of the Marker lake just a few meters away from the holiday park.