The St. Catherine's church was built in 1453. The church fell into disrepair when the money ran out. In 1706 the building was largely demolished and the church building on the left, behind the old chapel, was rebuilt in 1708 using the original walls.
The original Elburg suffered from floods in the Middle Ages. In 1392–1396 a new city was built further inland. It was built using a grid system. The city became also a stronghold. The church was only moved into the new city after completion, so the church…
There was a church on this spot from 1263 AD. The church was severely damaged in 1813–1814 when the French put up a fight in the city. The damage was so severe that a new church was built in 1851. The tower did survive however, it is from 1450.