Kampen, Holland

Kampen is a municipality, a city and an old Hanseatic city at the lower reaches of the river IJssel in the Dutch province of Overijssel.

Kampen has one of the best preserved old town centres of the Netherlands, including remains of the ancient city wall (whose gates are still standing) and numerous churches. Also notable are the two bridges over the IJssel which connect Kampen with IJsselmuiden, and a windmill (d' Olde Zwarver).

Things to See & Do

* The Koornmarktpoort: a city gate located near the river IJssel
* The Stedelijk Museum
* Colorful town murals
* The Cellebroederspoort: a rectangular city gate, flanked by two heavy round towers
* Windmill d' Olde Zwarver

General Information

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – Dutch
Land Area – 141.34 km²
Population – 50,100 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +31

Port Location – The port at Kampen is located on the river Ijssel.

Transport Links – The current railway station Kampen links Kampen with Zwolle. In 2012, the Hanzelijn is set to open linking Lelystad and Zwolle. A new station will be opened a few kilometers south of Kampen.