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Secret enclave in the polder

When you drive along the scenic route from Amsterdam to Alkmaar, you pass through the mysterious village of Markenbinnen. A few houses, a few farms and a church are all there is. But what a lovely location this village has!

On one side is the Starnmeerpolder, which boasts panoramic views towards De Schermer polder. On the other beckons the water and sails on the Alkmaarder Lake. Nowhere else will you see such beauty during the changing seasons.

Grab a bike and follow the chain ferry route that runs right beside Markenbinnen. The route description is available from Alkmaar or Castricum tourist information office (VVV) or the VVV webshop.