In this former Hanseatic city lie the ships of NAUPAR | Nautische partners just a minute's walk from the center on the IJsselkade, 100 meters to the train station, next to the IJsselbrücke. There is parking right by the IJsselkade and there is a separate guarded parking within walking distance.
Together with Antwerp, Hamburg, Bremen, Copenhagen, Lübeck, 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.
What is there to explore and see?
In addition to the many water sports, the city also offers many cultural incentives. There are various hiking routes that lead past the most impressive buildings and sights. In the galleries you can see the works of both young and established artists. You can also visit the city museum housed in the Gothic House. The museum has an art collection that is presented in temporary exhibitions, including an exhibition on the history of Kampen. In the cigar factory 'de Olifant' cigars are still made with the machines from the 19th century. You can take part in a guided tour in this only factory that is still in operation.