The 15th-century gate leads to the perfectly straight streets of this beautiful, fortified city.
Within the city walls, Elburg is nearly a perfect square. Walk through the characteristic streets and alleys and, although
Elburg is small, it has many attractions, such as the 15th-century entrance gate, the Agnietenklooster, a monastery from
the 15thcentury, a rope making company that is still in business, as well as the old ramparts and casemates.
Typical of Elburg are its pavements made of white and black pebbles. Before leaving Elburg, be sure to enjoy some fish
at the traditional eel smokehouse near the harbour.
From Elburg’s harbour you can book a boat tour to explore the surroundings from the water or take a day tour across
the water to Urk, a town that was an island in the Zuiderzee until 1939.
why Elburg is great for groups:
- the traditional forge is still operational. Here, they process metal into horseshoes, fences, ship components, etc.
- Museum Sjoel Elburg, is a gem amongst museums in the Netherlands. A museum with stories about the (un)ordinary lives of the Jewish families that have lived in Elburg since 1700.
- With an expert guide, you can take an hour-and-a-half walk through the harbour area with a visit to the fish market and the blunter yard. This could be combined with a two-hour boat tour, which includes a Hanseatic meal.
- Climb aboard and hoist the sails of a historical blunter, an unforgettable experience.
- In the Van Triest eel smokehouse, they’ve been smoking eels since 1892. When you take the tour, you’ll discover how they did it. Be sure to taste one of the eels, a well-known regional delicacy.
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