City Hall, Kampen

Kampen City Hall
City Hall of Kampen
City Hall with older building in the background, today a museum
Alternative namesStadhuis van Kampen
General information
TypeSeat of local government
Architectural styleneo-classical
LocationKampen, Overijssel
AddressOudestraat 133
CoordinatesCoordinates: 52°33′31.88″N 5°54′59.9″E / 52.5588556°N 5.916639°E / 52.5588556; 5.916639
Completed1835
OwnerGemeente Museum Kampen

The City Hall, Kampen is an old city hall in Kampen, Overijssel. Both the older, Gothic portion and the newer, neo-classical building for the government offices form a Rijksmonument complex. It is used for weddings and other official proceedings. The older portion is in use as the local museum of Kampen.

History

Precise dates for the old part of the building are not available, but various decorations can be dated, most notably the fireplace in the sheriffs’ courtroom, which was made between 1543 and 1554 by the sculptor Jacob de Nole. He was from the Southern Netherlands but moved to Utrecht from 1530 onwards.[1]

By the 19th century, the city hall had become cramped and a new neo-classical addition was built on the end. For this the old renaissance gate needed to be deconstructed and the painter Cornelis Springer captured it in a nostalgic painting in 1832:

References

  1. ^ "Bulletin KNOB". Archived from the original on November 25, 2020. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  • Raadhuis Kampen

External link

Media related to Raadhuis (Kampen) at Wikimedia Commons

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