Actually Elburg doesn’t belong in the list of villages as it has had city rights since the 13th centure. The Hanseatic town it is today, has been at this location since the 14th century.
At this location? Yes because the city has actually moved due to the increasing threat of the water. As a consequence the blueprint of the city seems like it comes straight of the drawing table. This has also been the result of the decision to bring out the city fortress as much as possible in the landscape, reducing additional construction to a minimum.
Elburg knows many national heritage monuments (nearly 300!) so is a must visit for history fans during a day out. Just outside Elburg there’s furthermore the opportunity for some great activities like fishing in the trout park De Haere, biking and walking across one of the many estates like Old Putten and the beautiful nature of the Veluwe.
Video Hanseatic Elburg