Kampen (Overijssel)

is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands. It is the home of football team DOS Kampen.

Population centres

Grafhorst, 's-Heerenbroek, IJsselmuiden, Kampen, Kamperveen, Wilsum and Zalk.

Sister cities

The sister cities of Kampen are:

The city of Kampen

The city of Kampen is situated along the river IJssel close to the point where it flows into the IJsselmeer (formerly the "Zuiderzee"). Opposite of Kampen, along the IJssel, lies IJsselmuiden, which is the second largest town of the municipality Kampen.

Kampen received city rights in 1236. It joined the Hanseatic League around 1440 and it used to be an important port. The population of the city as of 2007 was 49,345. Kampen has one of the best preserved old town centres of the Netherlands. Notable buildings/structures are: the two bridges spanning the IJssel which connect Kampen with IJsselmuiden, a mill (d' Olde Zwarver), numerous churches (St. Nicolas church).

Famous people from Kampen

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