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Volendam Marken Express

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“ferry ride”(14 reviews)
“the upper deck”(10 reviews)
“nice boat”(6 reviews)
Since 1933, the Marken Express has been sailing, daily every 30-45 minutes starting at 10.30 am in Volendam between the two old fishing villages of Volendam and Marken. From the boat you have a great view of the fi shermen’s houses standing along...more
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Haven 39, 1131 EP Volendam, The Netherlands
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All reviews ferry ride the upper deck nice boat open deck apple pie nice trip smooth ride ferry service enjoy the view fast food drinks and snacks day trip half hour short trip takes about minutes beautiful village nice view
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the Volendam Marken Express on a wonderful bright sunny Sunday morning. We watch the boats and yachts sail by and drank coffee on this rather large ferry boat. The trip took about 50 minutes at low speed. The staff went around asking...More

Thank Oliver M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They simply bad. There is no reason to take the boat. They are not on time, do not care from the passengers. Stay awayMore

Thank gurr468
Robert v, Eigenaar at Volendam Marken Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Please contact us. Are you sure you travelled with us? I checked the boats time register and we were never late during your visit. We have 99,9% performance on sailing on time. Also our hospitality si one of out most awarded points. Your rate is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Volendam Marken Express provides a round trip scenic ride from Volendam to Marken. Not only is the route scenic, but it is also quite relaxing. Well worth taking a trip.

Thank ASeenath
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best way to travel from Marken to Vollendam. Plenty of seats outside and inside. The boat sails every 30 minutes and has free wifi. You can buy drinks whilst travelling to Vollendam.

Thank Illona0077
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

The trip could be halved at least if the boat moved beyond crawl. Very slow.... Good for tourists I presume... But oh so slow!!

Thank TambonzRobertson
Robert v, Eigenaar at Volendam Marken Express, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear mister. Our boat cruise takes 30 minutes with maximum allowed speed of 11 mph. This is the same speed as a Bike !. Thank you for stating that our service is very good.

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We found the experience very good particularly due to the fact that "captain " Jan took the time to give us a overview of history relating to the region.

Thank AlexM11863
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We took the ferry from Volendam to Marken a couple of weeks ago. While there's not a lot to see during the ride (except when within each harbor) the trip was enjoyable because we got a chance to chat with the boat's captain. Captain John...More

Thank TravelerTom2018
Robert v, Director of Sales at Volendam Marken Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to react on tripadvisor. We are very proud of our Staff, and the time they can spend with our guests. The 30 minute cruise accross the leg+ Gouwzee a unique heritage of the Zuiderzee, with a lot nature_ old...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is a slow ferry ride but it does get you across and eliminates the need to back track by bus. There are upper and lower decks, and in my opinion it makes little difference where you sit in terms of a view. There really...More

1  Thank Helen R
Robert v, Director of Sales at Volendam Marken Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Dear Guest, Thanks for your rating. The cruise from Volendam to Marken takes 30 minutes with maximum speed allowed; approx 12km-hr. Its the same speed as other cruising ferry´s around Amsterdam. We do have a audio guide in different languages that tells a lot about...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

You'll be amazed how large this lake is that you cross. And it's only 12 feet deep! It takes about 30 minutes from loading to departing. There were lots of sailboats out on the lake. You can also get a great picture of the waterfront...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

This is the ferry ride that connect the 2 small towns, namely Volendam and Marken. The ferry ride was enjoyable and it is too slow for my taste. Takes around 30 minutes for a 15 minutes journey.. maybe...

Thank AChee74
Robert v, Eigenaar at Volendam Marken Express, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear mister. Our boattrrip takes 30 minutes with maximum allowed speed of 11 mph. Thank you for stating tahat our service is very good.

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Response from _zakbaci | Reviewed this property |
I think so , there is enough room where you can put it. Trains also has a private part for strollers..
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Response from ANNAMARGARET B | Reviewed this property |
Downtown Volendam, a few blocks from the harbor has a museum that is open seasonably. Several restaurants along the water - the smoked eel is a local specialty. The ferry has a multi lingual audio tour and offers beer... More