A day out in Kampen
Kampen itself is a very beautiful river town with many historic buildings of which 537 national monuments. Kamoen is also among the top 15 of the monuments municipalities of the Netherlands. She has 146 municipal monuments. The downtown area has been designated a conservation area. Kampen has won the "Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten heritage award" in 2013. You can visit the beautiful town of Kampen take a walk with Dolf Ridder. A must for culture and history lovers. There are also some great museums that you can visit. in the harbor at the "IJsselkade" is the "Bruine Vloot" (brown fleet), beautiful sailing ships on which you can go sailing on the IJsselmeer. After an exciting tour you can enjoy the Eenhoorn and Olifant by a tasting and then eat at one of the following restaurants in Kampen with a view on the city from the water!
- Small and cozy with tasty and good meat. Cooked on the BBQ by Carlos, a real Argentinian. This restaurant is called Los Che and is situated opposite from the Olifant.
- Well catered for with a fresh look you can eat delicious pancakes, soups and salads at Pannenkoekenhuis Holland
- Enjoy the burger of the week in combination with a special beer with De Stomme van Campen
- Cruising on De Havana over the IJssel river and view Kampen from the other side. On board you can enjoy lunch, drinks or a meal.
Major museums in Kampen
In Kampen you can also visit two other museums in addition to visiting Sigarenfabriek Olifant. At the Oudestraat, you will find the Stedelijk Museum which is located here since 2009. Before that, the building was the old Council House Kampen. You can also visit the Ikonenmuseum. The museum is located in an old monastery and since 2005 you van enjoy art in the different areas.
Also worth visiting in Kampen
As mentioned Kampen is a city full of monuments. For example you can visit the "Bovenkerk" (Church), Buitenkerk or one of the three city gates. The Kampen City Tower is a must and it is open on certain days to climb. On Burgwal 98 is the smallest cottage of Kampen. D'Olde Zwarver the mill located on the river IJssel. This can be visited at set times.
Kampen and surroundings
Around Kampen is also plenty to visit. For example, the city of Zwolle where you can do a culinary walk through the city. During this walk you will visit several restaurants where they have something delicious to taste you. Also make a stop here at Cafe Foyer at Odeon. Here you can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or tea from the Eenhoorn. A lunchtip is Waanders in Broeren. A bookstore in an old church where you can enjoy a delicious lunch. In the evening you can choose starred restaurant The Librije or the cozy ambiance of Restaurant Poppe.
In summer, you can enjoy the environment around the IJsseldelta. You can visit the mill in Zalk and from there you can drive to Hattem to visit the Old Town. Many of these activities can be easily combined with a visit to Kampen.