Kampen is known for the cow on the tower and the Sturgeon. If it summer is see your the cow cow stand up hoisted. He grazes the grass off. the people of Kampen believed that this was a cheap solution toget the roof grass-free . tongue already halfway through, something that was interpreted by the people of Kampen as that the cow would already be very excited about the grass. Nowadays the cow is a folkloric showpiece, especially to be seen in the summer period during for example events.
Kampen is also known for the sturgeon. The sturgeon is a large fish that swam past Kampen in the IJssel. In summer there is a statue of the sturgeon in the IJssel in the sunlight. There are also wonderful stories to tell about the Sturgeon, such as this one. The people of Kampen wanted to treat the bishop to a meal with fish, the sturgeon. They caught a sturgeon and tied a bell to the fish. When the bishop would come, they heard the bell and they could fish the Sturgeon out of the water. Unfortunately, this action failed.
They never caught the sturgeon and the bishop was offered another meal. Well, who knows. The water of the IJssel is getting cleaner again. nooit de steur gevangen en de bisschop kreeg een andere maaltijd aangeboden. The sturgeon swims no longer in the IJssel but the Kampenaren hope that he will one day return to the IJssel. The sturgeon needs very clean and clear water. Well, who knows. The water of the IJssel is getting cleaner again.
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