Marken is a village and a peninsula in North Holland.
The peninsula used to be an island in Zuiderzee (Southern Sea). The sea no longer exists. The land was reclaimed from water, and the Zuiderzee was divided into lakes.
Marken is just half an hour from Amsterdam by public transport.
It is famous for its native culture and traditional houses, as well as its lighthouse. The lighthouse, Paard van Marken, has a status of national heritage monument.