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Petrus Josephus Hubertus (Pierre) Cuypers (16 May 1827 – 3 March 1921) was a Dutch architect. His name is most frequently associated with the Amsterdam Central Station (1881–1889) and the Rijksmuseum (1876–1885), both in Amsterdam. foto BB 1945More representative for his oeuvre, however, are numerous churches, of which he designed more than 100. Moreover, he restored a large number of monuments.Vondelkerk Vondelkerk Cuypers

The Rijksmuseum was designed by Cuypers in a combination of both Renaissance and Gothic  styles in the late 1870s. The result is similar to the Hôtel de Ville in Paris in what is considered to be “French Neo-Renaissance” style. However, at the Rijksmuseum the Gothic elements seem to outweigh the Renaissance and the building, despite the English Renaissance quoins, and chateauesque roofs, is often considered to be Gothic.

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