Unmissable tourist sites
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
NL - 8261 Kampen
This tall square tower was built in the 17C. Topped by an octagonal belltower, it has a peal of bells cast by the Hemony brothers.
Oudestraat (à droite de la Nouvelle Tour) 133 NL - 8261 CZ Kampen
This elegant residence, its tall façade crowned with pinnacles and pierced by many windows, houses the municipal museum ( Stedelijk Museum ). Here you will find in particular the watermen's guild collection of silverware with a fine horn and silver ..
NL - 8261 GX Kampen
This church is a huge Gothic building dating from the middle of the 14C and dominated by a 70m tower. The interior is remarkable for its size and has five naves, a wide transept and a large ambulatory with chapels radiating from it. Notice in particu..
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..