architect; b. 1608; d. 1669 (at Haarlem, Holland).
The architect of Prince Maurice of Orange. He went with the prince to Brazil. He erected a church and other buildings at Olinda and rebuilt the fortifications of Pernambuco. Among his principal works in Holland are the Huis ten Bosch at The Hague, the Sael ean Oranje, the Swanenburg situated between Amsterdam and Haarlem, the palace at Rijxdorp, the Stadhuis at Maestricht, and the Waag (weighing house) at Gouda. A collection of engravings of his buildings was published at Leyden in 1715.