Monday, 29 July 2013
View from the IJssel
The waterfront view of Kampen, seen from across the river the IJssel, is widely recognized as one of the best in the Netherlands. This view is of the part of Kampen located south-east of the bridge, with the main church of the city, the reformed Bovenkerk from the 15th century, dominating the skyline. The IJssel is a branch of the Rhine, and until less than a century ago, it flowed into the sea near Kampen. This was the reason for the city's importance in the past, as ships from Germany, Sweden, and beyond could provide the Dutch and German cities on the Rhine with trade goods.