Marken is a village in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands with a population of 1810 in the municipality of Waterland. The wooden houses of Marken are the tourist attraction popular in Amsterdam. If you're in Marken, you'll have to visit the famous Klompen Shoe Factory (Traditional Clogs) as they remain today in use as protective footwear in agriculture and in some factories and mines. I just love the natural ambience of this place and their picturesque sceneries of this little community. You would love just to spend a day strolling around the their garden landscape and have some picnic along the lakeside or go for sunset watching with a bubbly champagne.