town in the Netherlands
|Region||IJsselvallei, Kop van Overijssel, Salland|
|• Total||161.79 km2 (62.47 sq mi)|
|• Land||142.18 km2 (54.90 sq mi)|
|• Water||19.61 km2 (7.57 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1 m (3 ft)|
|• Density||378/km2 (980/sq mi)|
It is home of football team DOS Kampen.
The city of KampenEdit
Famous people from KampenEdit
- Hendrick Avercamp (27 January 1585, - 15 May 1634, nicknamed "de Stomme van Kampen" (The Mute of Kampen)), is a painter best known for his small winter landscapes. Thea Beckman showed him as a character in some books. In Kampen, a street (Avercampstraat) and a café are named after him.
- Dr. Willem Johan Kolff, (born: 14 February 1911, Leiden) inventor of the artificial kidney. A street in Kampen is named after him (Dr. Kolfflaan).
- Petra van Staveren (born: 1966, Kampen), a swimmer who won the golden medal in the 100 metres breaststroke at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
The sister cities of Kampen are: