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Waalwijk, Besoijen (NB): O.L. Vrouwe Onbevlekte Ontvangenis (Dom P. Bellot, 1926-1927)


Not far from Waalwijk's centre, in the former village of Besoijen, which now is a part of Waalwijk, stands this catholic church in Expressionist style. It was built behind its predecessor, a neo-Classical church from 1851. When the new church was finished, the old one was demolished.

The current building was designed by Benedictine monk and architect Dom Paul Bellot, who took much of his inspiration from brickwork architecture in Catalonia, in cooperation with P. Cuypers jr., Jos. Cuypers' son. An almost identical tower can be found at the church of the Sacred Heart in Eindhoven, built by Bellot and H.C. van de Leur in 1930-1931.

The church closed in 2000 and in 2010-2011 was converted into apartments, resulting in some external changes as well.  The pictures on this page were made in 2003 and therefore do not show these changes.


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