Pierre Cuypers was a 19th century architect who created some of Amsterdam's most iconic buildings, the Rijksmuseum and the Amsterdam Central Station.
His catholic background shines through in his monumental works.
King Willem III (the Dutch Royal House is protestant) refused to officially open the Rijksmuseum, because it looked to catholic. This is no longer a sensitive issue - a descendant of Willem III, Queen Beatrix, opened the renovated Rijksmuseum in 2013, even though all original 19th century decorations have been carefully restored.
The buildings listed on this page are built by Cuypers.