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Coat of arms of Kampen
Coat of arms of Kampen

Number of inhabitants: 37.430
Number of national monuments: 510

Summary of Kampen


The Oudestraat in Kampen
The Oudestraat in Kampen

Do you want to get away from it all, but not to a very famous city? Then discover camps, Kampen is a small Hanseatic city and is located in the province of Overijssel. Kampen is a tourist town, but it is actually not well known. That's actually a shame, because Kampen has a lot to offer. There are many places of interest in Kampen, including many city gates. Kampen is also a small shopping town.


Interesting history of Kampen


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As mentioned earlier, Kampen is an old Hanseatic city, Kampen is located on the river IJssel. Around the year 1150 there were already wooden buildings where camps are located, the city got its current name in 1227. Kampen received its city rights in the year 1236 and in the Middle Ages Kampen was very powerful, because the city had a large fleet of cog ships (also called Viking ships).


Kampen Landmarks


The Cellebroederspoort in Kampen
The Cellebroederspoort in Kampen

The city has many tourist attractions, including the city gates of Kampen, because the city has 3 city gates that are still 100% intact. One of the city gates of camps is called the Broederpoort and it dates from the year 1456, in 1615 it was renovated in a different style, namely the Renaissance style, another gate is called the Koornmarktspoort, this is probably a gate from the 15th century and finally, camps still have the Cellebroederspoort and this gate also dates from 1465, this gate was also renovated in the Renaissance style at the same time as Broedpoort.

Another attraction in Kampen is the Town Hall from the 14th century and another must-see in Kampen is the Gothic house and finally you must have seen the Saint Nicholas Church.


Shopping in Kampen


Shoe store on the Oudestraat in Kampen
Shoe store on the Oudestraat in Kampen

Kampen is not a shopping city, but there are plenty of shops to shop, most of the shops are on the Oudestraat. Kampen offers a nice but compact range of shops, there is plenty to shop for young and old. But for real shopping you better go to Zwolle or to Lelystad Dodge.

Shopping evening:

Friday


Things to Do in Kampen


The smallest house in Kampen
The smallest house in Kampen

In camps there are activities that you can do, for example going to a museum or would you rather catch a movie, all of which can be done in camps, you can also take various boat trips.
For the big activities we recommend Zwolle of Lelystad .


MUSEUMS CAMPSATTRACTIONS CAMPS
  • Icon Museum This is a religious art museum. Click here for the site.
  • The Municipal Museum of Kampenthe themes Water, Religion, Jurisprudence and The House of Orange are presented here. Click here for the site.
  • Climb the New Tower Kampen. Click here for the site.
  •  Various Tours. Click here for the site.
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  • Movie Unlimited , cinema with regular program. Click here for the site.
  • city ​​auditorium. click here for the site.
  • Puppet Theater Parsley. Click here for the website

Nature & Parks in Kampen


The old well and fisherman's house in Kampen
The old well and fisherman's house in Kampen

Parks cannot really be found in Kampen, you are close to the Veluwe or you can drive to the other side of the Vossemeer and then you arrive at the Roggebotzand


Steps in Kampen


The Ijsselkade in Kampen
The Ijsselkade in Kampen


For going out you can also go to Kampen, there are many entertainment venues and there are about 10 to 20 entertainment venues.


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