EYNDE, Jan van den
(active 1660-1700)


Flemish architect, possibly related to the Antwerp family of sculptors of the same name. His major work was the new abbey church at Averbode, for which he was awarded the commission in 1644 after Lucas Faydherbe's plans had been rejected. The ground-plan of this Baroque church combines a centralized cruciform space to the west for the laity with a deep choir, necessary for Norbertine choral services. Van den Eynde probably based this combination of central and axial plans, resulting in an imposing and spacious interior, on other Flemish Baroque churches.