Here you will often be greeted by one of the occupants, who will tell you about the living conditions of the Marken fishermen. You can also see how nets were mended.
Fishermen's cottages from Marken may be black on the outside, but inside they are lively and colourful. During their most prosperous times, the fishermen brought back all kinds of souvenirs from England, Scotland and Scandinavia.
The fisherman's cottage was also known as a 'smoke house' because it did not have a chimney. The smoke from the open fire was able to escape through a smoke hatch in the roof. The only advantage of this was that the smoke preserved the nets hanging under the roof. However, the living conditions were particularly poor for the health of the Marken fishermen and many died from tuberculosis.
Technical information Wooden fisherman's cottage
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