Hotel-hof-van-marken-bordOnly 20 minutes from Amsterdam, on the borders of the IJsselmeer, you find the splendid former isle of Marken. Connected with the mainland in 1957, the atmosphere of old has never ceased to reign in the pretty island. The preserved village is UNESCO nominated for its old harbour, narrow streets, small bridges and colourful costumes.
The IJsselmeer waters with the lighthouse and the clustered wooden houses ahead of you, give you that feeling of being away from it all ! Hotel Hof van Marken is an excellent starting point for excursions to nearby rural villages like Durgerdam, Broek in Waterland, Zuiderwoude, Volendam and historical Edam !