Wood and brick houses in Marken






Wood and brick houses in Marken

Houses in the central part of the village and a view of the church. The oldest houses in Marken started
to be built on artificial grounds raised in part during the XVth century. The reason of raising the
houses was to try to prevent flooding, since the island was surrounded by open sea, because the
great dam which forms the lake IJsselmeer was not still there.