After our short visit to the cheese market in Edam, we drove around to the village of Marken, about 20 minutes away.
Marken is another quaint little town. We walked through the village until we got to the water and then decided on a restaurant to have some lunch. We went to De Taanketel. Note that they do not offer a kids’ menu, but they do have options for kids if you ask 😉
Then we took a beautiful – but windy – walk along the dyke. You can actually keep going along a very narrow strip of land, but we decided to stop and turn back after about 20 minutes. (see the map below)
The kids enjoyed their tostis (like a grilled cheese) and the walk. But their favorite part was the treat we got on the walk back: poffertjes! I think they were the best I’ve ever had. Perfectly crisp on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. And of course, served with plenty of butter and powdered sugar!
It was just a little stand, so they didn’t have one of the huge poffertjes pans.
Is it good for kids?
As I said, the boys enjoyed it. Although it was not their favorite day 🙂
What about the cost?
It’s a town, so it’s free! Depends on what you want to do there 🙂