Marken – Holland – Part #1

The fairy-tale village Marken is on a peninsula in the Markermeer, in the North Netherlands, at only 20 minutes from Amsterdam.

Marken is a well-known tourist attraction for its characteristic green and white wooden houses (usually painted yellow and blue inside) and for his harbour quarter.

Houses here are built on little hills called werven, or on pilings to keep them high and dry.

Walking around Marken, is easy to see the impressive town’s architecture. Until 1957, Marken was an island in isolation from the rest of the Netherlands, so it developed an independent culture, architecture, dialect, dress and more. Marken ceased to be an island in in 1957, when a dike between Marken and the mainland was built.

These shots are taken after a storm, so, I was lucky to take a raimbow over the village in some photos.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D and Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

 

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