The 150‑year‑old organ of our Deutsche Evangelische Kirche, probably the only organ by the Dutch organ builder Pieter Flaes in Neogothic style, is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment. The work, carried out by the organ builder Elbertse in Soest, includes repairing the windchests, bellows and some of the keys, repositioning the pedal windchest to improve access for tuning and maintenance, repairing worn conductors, refurbishing and realigning the tracker action, providing better fire- and soundproofing for the blower motor, and completely rewiring the electrical system.
More than half the amount needed for the project has already been raised through charity events, donations, and grants from the South Holland government and several charitable trusts. The remaining part is to be funded through an adoption scheme where businesses and members of the public can adopt one or more pipes or even an entire stop. All adopters will receive adoption certificates for their pipes and, if desired, will have the name(s) of their choice displayed on the list of sponsors in the church.