De Church Hall of the Eusebius Church is an architectural masterpiece (792925=lwh). In spite of the dramatic destruction during the Battle of Arnhem and its reconstruction after the war, a lot of authentic elements have been preserved.
The Eusebius Church reflects the historical importance of the city of Arnhem. The most important principal of the Eusebius Church was Charles of Egmond, Duke of Gelre and count of Zutphen (1467-1538). Charles van Gelre was a powerful ruler. His political and military influence extended far beyond the Netherlands; Gelre and Arnhem formed a centre of power in the European politics.
In de Church Hall you will find various objects which are directly linked to Charles van Egmond, such as his tomb, his military equipment and the Salvator Bell he donated. In 1538, his year of death, the duke ordered Willem Tolhuys to found the Salvator Bell, which was realized in 1539.
Throughout the ages several historical objects have been preserved such as the four guild tables in the North portal, the pulpit and the epitaph (gravestone) of Jodocus Sasbout, the first chancellor of the province of Gelderland under emperor Charles the 5th.
At the eastern wall of the choir aisle you will find a mural. This original fresco presents the four scenes from the story of Jesus Passion and the resurrection in 1550.
The Eusebius Church is a musical church. The Strumphler organ (built in 1795) was placed just after the Second World War and has recently been fully restored.
Tombs are situated under the church, amongst others the skeletons of the three cousins of William of Orange. The foundations of the St. Martin’s Church (built in the 10th and 11th century) can be admired as well. They were excavated during the reconstruction in the sixties.
Would you like to know more about the Eusebius Church and its details? Our guides will tell you more during a guided tour.