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|Loaf of white bread||$1.60|
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Kampen, on the banks of Ijssel River, is situated in the Overijssel province of Netherlands. An ancient town, it is famous for its numerous historic monuments, exceptional natural beauty, museums, colorful events, excellent shopping and recreational opportunities. You can book any of the several cheap flights to Kampen that is served by the international airport at Groningen, 109 km away.
Kampen has a lot to offer to tourists; nature and water lovers can indulge themselves in the several hiking and biking trails that traverse the city and Ijsseldelta. The ports provide cruise options, making Kampen a water-city par excellence. Outside the historic centre, there are plenty of opportunities for cycling or walking through the IJsselmeer area, along the beautiful river landscape with floodplains.
Arriving by one of the cheap flights to Kampen, you’ll discover the many cultural attractions including museums, exhibition spaces for contemporary art such as the Cog Yard and Stedelijk Museum. Also, the Kampen Municipal possesses some of the most important medieval archives of Netherlands. The iconic Museum Kampen, the Farm Museum and the Stedelijk Museum, housed in the historic Old and New Town Hall, have impressive historical collections on public display. Kampen has many monumental buildings of which 537 are designated as national monuments. The Koornmarktpoort is a 14th century city gate near the river while the Broederpoort is another city gate in the form of a rectangle with four slim towers. The Cellebroederspoort, marked by two circular towers, is the third historic city gate. The Nieuwe Toren, a Philips Vingboons-designed tower, is another historic landmark. The Church of St. Nicholas is exceptional for its stone pulpit, massive organ and a choir screen belonging to the early-Renaissance period. In addition to other heritage churches, d'OldeZwarver windmill is also notable.
The town plays host to many colourful events among which the Full Color Festival and Kamper Stripspektakel, a comic event, are most notable. Sail Kampen, every three years, witnesses a grand spectacle of old ships sailing. Kampen is a hospitable town with lots of options for accommodation; there are plenty of hotels in Kampen, besides excellent camping sites.