(ZH): O.L. Vrouwe Onbevlekt Ontvangen (J.H. Tonnaer, 1895-1896)
catholic parish O.L.
Vrouw Onbevlekt Ontvangen (Our Lady Iimmaculate Conception) was founded
in 1855. Already within four decades after it was built, its first
church was about to
Architect J.H. Tonnaer designed the new church. It's a
three-aisled cruciform basilica in Neo-Romanesque style. At
the front, the facade is flanked by two towers. The crossing is crowned
with a tall octagonal tower, which is covered by a dome which in its
turn bears a steeple. The nave and the transept have wooden barrel
In the 1930's the crossing-tower turned out to be too heavy
for the construction and was about to collapse. With the addition of a
buttress and a metal construction the tower could be saved.