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Volendam Marken Express

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“ferry ride”(14 reviews)
“the upper deck”(11 reviews)
“captain john”(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 captain john nice boat open deck great trip apple pie smooth ride nice ride ferry service day trip takes about minutes fast food enjoyable trip drinks and snacks enjoy the view short trip
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ride was fairly short even though the boat hardly got above idle speed. More fun than a bus ride. Worth a try.

Thank D972BZdavidm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you for the quick and scenic trip between Volendam and Marken! The boat crew expertly managed their craft along the water and into port. Had no issues and a pleasant ride!

Thank Imaginistictravel
Robert v, Director of Sales at Volendam Marken Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your rating. Also very hapy that you post that we are a relatively fast ferry. The cruise takes always 30 minutes.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice comfortable boat ride from marken to volendam. The seating is comfortable and bathrooms are clean . The coffes and other food items served are fresh and the service is provided with a smiling face .

Thank sumeshkhanna
Robert v, Director of Sales at Volendam Marken Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very happy that you took the time to rate us!

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Robert v, Director of Sales at Volendam Marken Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for you kind words! We realy do our utmost best to give our guests the best service on board. Please not that the duration of the cruise is always 30 minutes. In wintertime we sail from 11.30 Volendam till 17.00 departure Marken.

Reviewed 24 October 2018 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 4 weeks 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 20 October 2018

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 17 October 2018

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 15 October 2018

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

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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