P.J.H. Cuypers, Aertsbouheer

Jeroen Visser Short documentary - 1994 - 50 min.

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

Documentary looking at the life of the famous architect P.J.H. Cuypers. Pierre Cuypers (1827-1921) introduced the Neo-Gothic style to Holland in the middle of the last century. Using the principles of Gothic architecture, the ambitious architect developed a very personal building style. But there were also critical voices. After the construction of the controversial Central Station in Amsterdam, debates about his style became so heated that the government decided not to give him any more commissions. In the documentary, several people talk about the life and oeuvre of Cuypers. The viewer can also make the acquaintance of the architects recently-rediscovered correspondence.


Production Company
Director of Photography
Sound on Set
Production Country