The principal buildings are the old church of St Vincent, containing the monuments of the lords of Arkel; the town hall, a prison, custom-house, barracks and a military hospital.
The lordship of Leerdam arose out of a division of the lordship of van Arkel and descended to the house of Egmond.
Van Arkel and A.
He took the part of his brother-in-law, John of Arkel, against William VI.
Of Holland, and in a war of several years' duration was not successful in preventing the Arkel territory being incorporated in Holland.
On his death without legitimate issue, Gelderland passed to the young Arnold of Egmont, grandson of his sister Johanna, who had married John, lord of Arkel, their daughter Maria (d.