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Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube)

Overblaak 70, 3011MH Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdriehoek)
+31104142285
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Ranked #19 of 97 attractions in Rotterdam
Type: Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Kijk-Kubus is a museum-house, a fully decorated cube-house with custom designed & built furniture, which gives you an impression how people can live... more » Owner description: Kijk-Kubus is a museum-house, a fully decorated cube-house with custom designed & built furniture, which gives you an impression how people can live in such a tilted cube. Models & info-screens give visual & auditive info on: architect Piet Blom / architecture /project-history /surroundings. Open 7 days a week. Admission 2,50 euro p.p. A must for open minded free spirits! « less
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London, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

These are cubes houses, very impressive from outside and very interesting inside. You can visit one of the houses and understand how the space inside can be optimize. It is really interesting and another way of thinking the living space. In addition, being the city on average very new, these building are really in line with the style!

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a visit. These houses are exactly the kind of architecture I would like to see more often in a modern city: experiencing them gives a very warm feeling, and the setup does a lot to encourage human interaction. There are 39 houses together with an interior courtyard, which also gives a nice view of the nearby Het Potlood... More

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Cologne, Germany
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was certainly interesting, outside was certainly impressive. Built in early 80s I imagine it was very modern at the time. But it has lost some of the sparkle. €3 is acceptable for the 10min you will spend there.

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Carfin
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15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a complete must see when visiting Rotterdam, especially if you have even the slightest interest in modern architecture. 3 Euros get you into one of the flats and once there, you are free to wonder and can spend as long in there as you want- 30 minutes does the trick, I would say. The flats are like nothing... More

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Volgograd, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

This is really a must-see in Rotterdam! It is interesting both for adults and for children. The architecture is amazing) you would not regret visiting it. The price is 3 euros for adults and 1,5 for children

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Melbourne
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

These buildings are a very interesting design which captures your imagination as to what they look like on the inside. Worth a visit

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Hutto, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

While in Rotterdam visit this cluster of cube houses situated near the Oude Haven ("Old Harbor"), Blaak train/subway station, the public library and the 'Pencil'. You'll be fascinated by the architecture ranging from "Old Rotterdam" to "New Rotterdam".

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We walk from the CBD to here. Enjoyable and easy to find. It is FOC unless one want to visit one of the house on display to the public. it is just near the blaak metro station.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The cube houses were designed by Piet Blom. He saw his design as a tree and the entire complex as a forest. Piet wanted to develop a village within a large city: a safe haven where various different functions could take place. The Kijk-Kubus (Museum House) is a fully furnished show home in the Blaakse Bos, an unusual collection of... More

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Schaerbeek, Belgium
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

For the time you spend inside, this attraction is quite expensive but where else will you see that. It is good to see that "crazy" architecture project becomes reality. I do not regret visiting it. Do not expect much from the inside: the decoration / furniture is quite basic (some would say badly maintained). The walk within the condominium is... More

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