Marken

Marken

Marken is a peninsula in the Markermeer, and a former island in the Zuiderzee, located in the municipality Waterland in the province North Holland, the Netherlands. The former island is nowadays connected to the North Holland mainland by a causeway.

The history and present of Marken

Because it was an island for so long, the costume of Marken is quite different from many other traditional costumes in the Netherlands. It is, for instance, the only costume with a corset-like bodice.

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The costume exists of a colorful striped underskirt and a dark over-skirt, a blue apron with a checkered top, a shirt with either dark blue (winter) or striped sleeves, an embroidered corset, and a red over-jacket with a square of flowered fabric pinned on. All together, the costume of Marken is very bright and colorful. The following are some images to get an idea of how the costume is built up.
Marken
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- Jimmy Nelson

Marken

Marken
The NetherlandsGo to journey ›

- Jimmy Nelson

Marken

Marken
The NetherlandsGo to journey ›

- Jimmy Nelson

Marken

Marken
The NetherlandsGo to journey ›

- Jimmy Nelson

Marken

Marken
The NetherlandsGo to journey ›

- Jimmy Nelson

Marken