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Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube)

Overblaak 70, 3011MH Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdriehoek)
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Ranked #19 of 100 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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

One of the main touristic attractions of Rotterdam is the Cubic houses. It is a set of houses designed by Piet Blom and built on the 80's. The interesting thing about these houses is that they are shaped as a cube resting on one of its edges. Nowadays they are particular houses and there is also a youth hostel in... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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159 reviews 159 reviews
25 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I guess for novelty factor it's fun to look inside one of these iconic houses, but it takes about a minute to see the whole thing. I feel they could have done more to make a visit interesting.

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Turkey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Although it is an interesting architecture, there is nothing to do. You can take a photo from outside and take a walk around it and that's all.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

In this building you can ride your pushbike/ bike right to the upper floor and park it right in fron of your door.

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London, United Kingdom
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72 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

definitely a must see when you are in Rotterdam. A gem of the city, modern architecture at its best.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Absolutely brilliant. The 3 euro entrance fee to the museum house is well worth it. Amazing buildings built by a totally genial architect

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Porto Alegre, RS
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Nice architecture, worth the time visiting. To visit inside there's a 3 euro fee, but the attendant charging it is really unpolite. So, if you are on shortage of money, and don't like to give money to rude people, save the money, eat some amazing Dutch fries and take a look at the photos online =).

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Malden, NL
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340 helpful votes 340 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

These cubic houses are very famous and finally I could visit one. Really nice to see it from the inside because it is quite difficult to imagine how to live in such a house. The entire interior needs to be adapted!

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Houston
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

3 Euro to look inside the Cube houses. There is lots of wasted space, and the house would be difficult to live in. Needs repairs too. Housing block has faded paint, leaking windows, broken trim, etc. Was a great architectural idea, but not so great for long term living. Biggest attraction now seems to be the youth hostel.

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the whole area is nice and crowded with beautiful attractions, the houses are amusing and the idea of living inside one is fun. would recommend to pass under them and take a couple of pictures.

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