The old centre of the Hanseatic town of Elburg is no larger than 250 by 350 metres. But the list of monuments and historic buildings in this town is impressive and it's surrounded by moats, earthworks and city wall remains.
Historical walking tour of Elburg
Take part in this beautiful walking tour that takes you through the historical town of Elburg in about 1.5 hours. You can choose between a guided tour and our lovely brochure, with which you’ll have no trouble exploring Elburg on your own. During the summer months, a boat trip on an authentic Elburg smack or luxury excursion boat, or a visit to one or more of the various museums on offer make a brilliant match for this walking tour. Round off the day at one of the charming outdoor cafés or peruse the variety of shops around the town centre.
Museum Elburg: inside out and outside in
Museum Elburg wants to bid visitors to the town a warm welcome and offers an inviting and engaging introduction to the fortified town’s cultural history. To this aim, the museum takes its collection outside, using one or more ‘carriers’ and, equally, takes the city and its surroundings into the museum as well. The unique museum building, situated on the access route to the fortified town, is used to its full potential. Note: unfortunately, at present, the museum is unable to accommodate wheelchairs.
Smack Wharf and Museum
‘De Hellege’, the botter or smack wharf and museum, consists of a museum section introducing visitors to traditional boat building methods and the history of the fishing industry. A variety of types of (miniature) smacks is on display, and visitors can view other traditional crafts. The large period warehouses are used for restoring and preparing ships for their futures on the water.