Volendam: Express Boat Cruise to Marken Island

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Activity provider: Tours & Tickets

Volendam: Express Boat Cruise to Marken Island

Activity provider: Tours & Tickets

From US$ 10.87 per person

Discover the two most famous Dutch fishing villages, Volendam and Marken, on this boat tour. Soak up stunning views, lined with colorful houses, as you learn about the area from an audioguide.

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Dutch, English, German, Spanish
Audio guide included
Dutch, English, German, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Sail between Volendam and Marken on a ferry service that has been operating for over 80-years
  • Make the most of your time and visit two of the region's most iconic locations in just one-day
  • Admire stunning views of the coastline, including colorful fishermen's houses, from the comfort of the boat
  • Soak up the traditional charm of Volendam and Marken and explore at your own pace
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Make the most of your time in the Netherlands and visit the traditional harbour villages of Volendam and Marken with a one-way or return trip ticket. Hop onboard the vessel from Volendam Harbour, then begin the tranquil 30-minute cruise to Marken where plenty of sightseeing and scenic views await. You can start your trip from Marken as well. As you sail, marvel at stunning views of the coastline and learn about the former Zuiderzee area from an insightful audioguide. Along the way, admire the colorful rows of fishermen’s houses that line the shore and get a sense of local life in the village. Upon arrival in Marken, disembark the boat then head off to explore the island at your own pace. On the island, be amazed by the differences between Volendam and Marken despite their close proximity. When the adventure is over, make your way back to the vessel for the return journey to Volendam.

  • One-way or round-trip boat ticket (depending on option selected)
  • Dutch and English audioguide onboard
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Food and drinks (you can buy drinks and snacks onboard)
  • Transport to the departure point

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Meeting point

Board the vessel in Volendam at Haven 39 in Volendam Harbor.

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  • Bicycles are welcome onboard for a small extra fee. If you would like to bring your bike you will need to purchase a separate ticket onsite as this ticket only includes transport for one person
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based on 30 reviews

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Central location in both ports ensures easy access and location of the boat. Boats are clearly identified. 1/2 hour journey relaxing and ideal length. Boat Comfortable with various sitting options indoors and outdoors.

October 2, 2022

Easy to use. Conveniently frequent. Friendly staff.

September 16, 2022

Best ever...

August 25, 2022

Product ID: 295745