Vrouwekerk (J.Th.J. Cuypers & P. Cuypers jr., 1921)
generations of the Cuypers family built churches in Bussum. But while
P.J.H. Cuypers' St. Vitus was closed and rebuilt into
apartments, this design by his son and his grandson now is Bussum
principal catholic church. It's better known as Koepelkerk
('dome-church') for obvious reasons.
Although there are similarities to the dome-churches in Dongen and
Beverwijk, this one is the most Expressionist in style. This raises
the idea that Jos Cuypers made a general design, leaving the details for
his son to fill in.
The church has mostly a square ground-plan. Windows are remarkably
small, as the central space is illuminated by the windows of the dome.
Of special interest is the choir which, although quite small, is
probably the richest decorated part of the exterior.