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Kampen

Interesting
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
Viewpoint
Kampen
0:30
Cellebroederspoort Cellebroederspoort
Cellebroederspoort
Kampen
1:00
Kampen Old Town Hall Kampen Old Town Hall
Kampen Old Town Hall
Kampen
0:30
St. Nicolaas of Bovenkerk St. Nicolaas of Bovenkerk
St. Nicolaas of Bovenkerk
Kampen
0:15
Nieuwe Toren (New Tower) Nieuwe Toren (New Tower)
Nieuwe Toren (New Tower)
Kampen
Gotisch huis (Stedelijk Museum) Gotisch huis (Stedelijk Museum)
Gotisch huis (Stedelijk Museum)
Kampen