Kampen The Essential
Interesting
Kampen runs along the left bank of the IJssel (near to its mouth). It was prosperous in the Middle Ages through its trade in herring. The town belonged to the Hanseatic League. Its trading relationships extended throughout the Baltic Sea. Declining in the 16C (wars and silting of the IJssel), it was reduced, with the closure of the Zuiderzee, to the role of a river port. Kampen has nevertheless preserved a large number of old houses and monuments from its prestigious past.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Kampen
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
From the right bank of the Ijssel, you
30 minutes
Cellebroederspoort
Cellebroederspoort
This elegant building, flanked by towers
60 minutes
Kampen Old Town Hall
Kampen Old Town Hall
Overlooked by the new 18C town hall,
30 minutes
Gotisch huis (Stedelijk Museum)
Gotisch huis (Stedelijk Museum)
This elegant residence, its tall façade
St. Nicolaas of Bovenkerk
St. Nicolaas of Bovenkerk
This church is a huge Gothic building
15 minutes
Nieuwe Toren (New Tower)
Nieuwe Toren (New Tower)
This tall square tower was built in the