Witness the raising of the IJsselkogge!

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Witness the raising of the IJsselkogge!

It’s incredible – a real Kogge on the bottom of the IJssel! A true treasure that will be excavated on the 10th of February 2016. With the raising of this ship, history will come to life before your very eyes!

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It’s incredible – a real Kogge on the bottom of the IJssel! A true treasure that will be excavated on the 10th of February 2016. With the raising of this ship, history will come to life before your very eyes!

  • Experience the history of the Hanseatic cities aboard a reconstruction of the Kamper Kogge, a Medieval ship
  • Enjoy great arrangements in the IJssel delta

Raising of the Kogge

A Medieval shipwreck was found on the bottom of the river IJssel: a real Kogge! The Kogge ships were what brought Kampen and the other Hanseatic cities their wealth. The IJssel river was a busy shipping route at the time. The IJsselkogge was found in 2011 by a work crew conducting dredging activities, and will be raised from the riverbed on the 10th of February 2016 to be brought to a wharf for archaeological research. What adventures has this ship gone through? What did Kampen look like back then? In Kampen’s harbour lies a reconstruction of the Kogge, so take a tour of the ship or go sailing on it and listen to spell-binding sailor’s stories!

Discover the Ijssel delta: Holland miniaturised

Kampen lies in the gorgeous region known as the IJssel delta, together with two other Hanseatic towns, Zwolle and Hasselt. The IJssel delta is the perfect place to breathe in fresh air, walk and cycle along twisting dikes and gaze miles and miles across the wide, open landscape of Holland’s oldest polder. In fact, the IJssel delta is also referred to as “miniature Holland”.

For more information, visit www.schatkamervandeijsseldelta.nl

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