Kampen is an ancient Hanseatic city with an extraordinary lively character. It is basically an open-air museum. The magnificent skyline along the IJssel river, the City Bridge with golden wheels, the impressive gates and the historic city centre with hundreds of monuments give the city an authentic aura.
Shopping in Kampen is fun, thanks to the many boutiques, contemporary specialty shops and hip clothing stores. In addition, there are many comfortable and cosy coffee shops, lunchrooms, cafés and restaurants. The city is home to dozens of events every year and there is always an interesting exhibition on display in one of the museums.
You are recommended to discover the historic city centre of on foot, on your own or with a professional tour guide. Walk through the characteristic streets and alleys, but never forget to look up at the beautiful façades that display the rich past of Kampen.
Walk through the gates and you will immediately find yourself in the green heart of the city. The city is also surrounded by beautiful nature reserves. There are dozens of possibilities for hiking and cycling through the floodplains and along the IJssel river or on the beautiful Kampereiland (Isle of Kampen).
Another recommendation is to discover the natural region of Kampen by boat. The townscape with the ships of the Brown Fleet docked provide a beautiful background image. Sail over the IJssel, through the beautiful IJssel delta and the Ketelmeer lake. A feast for the eyes from the water!
Be surprised and discover the versatility of Kampen and the area!