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Kamperland is a village in the municipality of Zeeland North Beveland. The population is 2049 (January 1, 2008). It is the largest town on the island.

The place was formerly known as Campen and is already mentioned in 976. The name is derived from the Latin campus, that "field" or "enclosed land" means. Campen in 1170 is listed as an independent parish. It must have been an important place, because the current Veere in Walcheren Camp Vere was formerly called the place where the ferry to Campen left.

Two floods in the 16th century, St. Felix Flood on November 5, 1530 and November 2, 1532 at All Saints flood ravaged North Beveland, and hereby Campen also disappeared in the sea. Since 1598, North Beveland again drained. After the embankment of the Lord-Polder Jansz was the site of the old Campen current Kamperland built, the last of the reconstructed North Beveland places. Unlike Colijnsplaat, Kats, Kortgene, Geersdijk and Wissenkerke, Kamperland was not systematically applied.


Since the conclusion of the Sand Creek dam (1960) and the Veerse Gatdam (1961), is Kamperland in Lake Veere. From May to September there is still a ferry at Veere maintained, albeit only for pedestrians and cyclists. Agricultural village, the place gradually developed into tourist center, with several parks and campsites.

  • Last visit to Kamperland: Aug 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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