Things to see and do - Kampen
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Kampen Travel guide
Kampen : Michelin's recommendations
Kanpen 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.
Tourist attractions Kampen : Things to see and do
From the right bank of the Ijssel, you will have a beautiful view of the whole town, magnificent at twilight. In particular, you will see the onion-domed turret of the old town hall and the Nieuwe Toren standing out in the centre, the 14C Buitenkerk ..
Overlooked by the new 18C town hall, this small building dating from 1543 is crowned with galleries and flanked to the rear by an octagonal, slightly leaning tower, with an openwork onion dome. Its pinnacled gable is framed by turrets. The Magistrate..
This elegant building, flanked by towers with narrow rooves, formed part of the walls in the 15C. It was modified in the 17C in the Renaissance style.
IJsselkade 30 NL - 8261 AC Kampen
The 3-star Hotel Van Dijk is to be found in a monumental building at the front of the river IJssel. It is favourably situated in the town centre and you can easily walk to the shopping areas and museums. The attractive hotel rooms have a private bat..
Broederstraat 23 NL - 8261 GN Kampen
This lively restaurant is on a typical little Dutch town square. A welcoming team stand ready to pamper you and you can enjoy honest cuisine made mainly from organic, local produce. Using these top quality ingredients the chef succeeds in composing d..