The 150‑year‑old organ of our Deutsche Evangelische Kirche, probably the only organ by the Dutch organ builder Pieter Flaes in neo-Gothic style, is undergoing extensive refurbishment. The work, carried out by Elbertse, organ builders in Soest, includes repairing the windchests, bellows and some of the keys, repositioning the pedal windchest to improve access for tuning and maintenance, repairing damaged conveyances, refurbishing and realigning the tracker action, providing better fire protection 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 rest needs to be funded through an adoption scheme, where businesses and members of the public can adopt one or more pipes, a whole octave or even an entire rank. All adopters will receive adoption certificates for their pipes and, if they wish, have name(s) of their choice displayed on the list of sponsors in the church.