Count Floris V

Floris V (1254–1296) was Count of Holland. He commissioned a castle in Muiden around 1285. It was a carefully selected spot where the Dutch South Sea and Vecht river met. A smart move because it was the perfect place to levy tolls, as it marked the boundary between Holland and Utrecht at the time. Many ships sailed back and forth and none of them were able to evade the tolls levied by Floris.