Kampen and surroundings
Would you like biking around Kampen? Take a look at our cycling routes .
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 Kampen
Hanze city walk Kampen
HATTEM: PICTURESQUE HANSEATIC CITY
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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