Kampen and surroundings
AquaticsKampen is an ideal place for everything related to water with a water surface area of 20.26 square kilometers within the city limits and a lot of water in the surrounding area. The famous Brown Fleet, the black water, the river IJssel, Ketelmeer, many fishing waters, the little ports and the sparkling pool all offer opportunities for recreation in and on the water.
Have you always wanted to make a tour to Zalk? Then The Laarzenpad is really something for you. The Laarzenpad starts in the historic center of Zalk, from there you find different directions, towards the Zalkerbos or perhaps towards the IJssel.
Escape Room KampenDo you like excitement and challenge? Then the escape Room Kampen is really something for you. The New Tower in Kampen you imprisoned for an hour with some other people. Here, the mystery of the monk order must be solved by means of co-operation with the various puzzles and co-operation. Once you have shouted the name of the perpetrator of the tower, you won. Do you like excitement and challenge? Then the escape Room Kampen is really something for you. The New Tower in Kampen you imprisoned for an hour with some other people. Here, the mystery of the monk order must be solved by means of co-operation with the various puzzles and co-operation. Once you have shouted the name of the perpetrator of the tower, you won.
Hanze city walk KampenThe Hanseatic city walk (tour) takes you through the rich Hanseatic history of Kampen. Throughout the city you can find various sights that point back to Kampen’s great trading past. This will take you to the New Tower, among other things. This tower has no less than 48 bells and is also central to one of the “Kamper Ui” stories.
HATTEM: PICTURESQUE HANSEATIC CITYThere lies a city on the river IJssel, on the edge of heather and wood, it is surrounded still by moats, and walls are covered with moss.
Between the northern edge of the Veluwe and the IJssel is scenic Hattem. The Hanseatic city has been a source of inspiration for painters for centuries, which is not surprising: the town is not only ‘photogenic’, but it is also nestled in beautiful surroundings with woods and water a stone’s throw away.
Its location on the IJssel means that Hattem offers an uninterrupted view of the famous Dutch skies. Many painters found (and continue to find) their inspiration here. Jan Voerman was one of those painters. He loved to paint the clouds above the IJssel and his hometown of Hattem. His paintings can be admired at the Hattem Voerman Museum. The museum also shows pieces by his son. Voerman junior gained success with watercolours in Verkade albums.
Anton Pieck was also charmed by Hattem. An overview of the work by this nostalgic painter is displayed in the Anton Pieck Museum. And there is even more culture on offer in this Hanseatic city, including the Dutch Bakery Museum.
Fortified trading town
As a Hanseatic city, Hattem flourished in the Middle Ages. This is still apparent from the impressive merchant’s homes in the old town centre. In those days, it was important to protect yourself and your wares properly. High walls, a town moat and guarded gateways provided extra security. Many locations give clues to Hattem’s history as a true fortified town. Parts of the original town wall have survived, just as the fourteenth century Dijkpoort. Did you know that there was once a castle with seven-metre thick walls in Hattem? Take a town walk past cultural-historical highlights and discover what remains of Dikke Tinne castle.
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