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What is the Mariken font?

Mariken van Nieumeghen is a late medieval Dutch text from the early 16th century. The protagonist of the play (a young maid called Mariken) spends seven years with the devil (called Moenen), after which she is miraculously released.
Mariken is a handmade font, which was based on the works of Robert Granjon (1545-1588), a French type designer and printer. Use it for product packaging, books and posters. Comes in 3 weights (with italics) and a hellish amount of diacritics.

Mariken Font families

The Mariken includes the following font families:

  • Mariken Regular
  • Mariken Italic
  • Mariken Semi Bold
  • Mariken Semi Bold Italic
  • Mariken Bold
  • Mariken Bold Italic

Mariken Preview

Here is a preview of how Mariken will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

Is Mariken A free font? Is Mariken Free to Download?

No,Mariken is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid. Almost every font that we list on is a paid-for, premium font. We do have a Free Fonts section where we list free fonts that you can download. There is no point trying to find a free download of Mariken so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Mariken for free. There's a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Mariken remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Mariken and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)