The castle stands at the heart of the picturesque city, which has hardly changed since the Middle Ages. Originally built as a private mansion, the castle is also known as the Arentthoe Boecop House, after the steward who oversaw Elburg’s construction. By 1400 it was sold to the city, who used it as an assembly hall until the 1950s.
Eelco Elzenga, curator of the National Organ Museum that is housed in Elburg Castle, says:“You can see clues of its use throughout the complex. For example, a vaulted room withbarred windows was added, which served asthe city treasury. And on the first floor was the assembly hall, the most beautiful room; it has an impressive chimney-piece, decorated with coats of arms and Lady Justice.”