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Discovering sailing areas



In this old Hanseatic city, the NAUPAR ships are only a minute's walk away from the old center on the IJsselkade, next to the IJssel bridge. The cityscape of Kampen is already worth a visit. A special sight with the ships in the foreground. It is the cozy city where the lively atmosphere is still present.

History of Kampen

Together with Antwerp, Hamburg, Bremen, Copenhagen, L├╝beck, Danzig, Rostock and St. Petersburg, Kampen belonged to the city union of the Hanseatic League - an alliance of large trading venues. Between the 13th and 16th centuries, Kampen even developed into one of the most powerful Hanseatic cities. The three city gates still remind of how this river town was defended. Around 1815, the town became attractive for the tobacco industry because of its favorable tax climate, where in the 1880s almost half of the Kampener population worked. The cigar factory 'de Olifant' still reminds of that time.

Characteristics of Kampen

The city of Kampen lies in the province of Overijssel and is the capital of the municipality of the same name. It lies at the mouth of the IJssel and lies on a peninsula. The city has more than 50,000 inhabitants. In Kampen they speak with a variation of the Sallands accent, also called Kampers.

What is there to do and see in Kampen

When you enter the port, the first thing that is special, is the beautiful cityscape. In addition to the many water sports opportunities, the city also offers many opportunities for cultural purposes. There are various hiking routes available, with the most impressive buildings and sights on the route. The city museum houses in addition to a collection of art, which is exhibited alternately, including an exhibition on Kamper history. In cigars 'de Olifant' cigars are still made with 19th-century machines and you can get a tour of this only factory still in operation. The Kamper Kogge is a reconstructed merchant ship from the 14th century. Kampen is the only city in the Netherlands with a cog. The old ship lies at the Koggewerf where you learn about the history of the ship and the port city of Kampen. Or visit one of the events, such as the Kamper (uit) days, Christmas in old Kampen and SAIL Kampen.