Around 1150 there were already people living at the place where later the Hansetic city of Kampen was founded. Once Kampen was one of the most powerfull cities in north-west Europe. It had a enormous fleet and its ships traded in the northern part of Europe. This huge influence of Kampen was destroyed due to the Dutch-French war of 1672-1679. However, in the 19th and 20th century Kampen regained some of its importance in trade after it became better accessible by water and railway. These days it’s a small city.
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s’-Hertogenbosch started as a trading post. In the year 1184 it received city rights from Gotfried III of Leuven, making this city one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. People who live in s‘-Hertogenbosch like to celebrate carnival. People save up money the whole year to spend it in 3 days. During these 3 days the city is called Oeteldonk.