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Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube)

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Address: Overblaak 70, 3011MH Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31104142285
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Kijk-Kubus is a museum-house, a fully decorated cube-house with custom...
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!
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These unique buildings are very cool but I never want to live here. The yellow cube houses are only part of Rotterdam.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Gary M
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Ghent
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178 reviews 178 reviews
49 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A real small museum with a very uninterested person at the entrance rushing people in and out. You walk through all the rooms so you can see how they fit in all rooms you will find in a normal house. But the interior is unimaginative and with no information about how it really is to live in this kind of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

These unique buildings are very cool but I never want to live here. The yellow cube houses are only part of Rotterdam.

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Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

A fun visit in order to know how people staying at such straight sharp of house. The first floor is the counter for entrance fee. Including a sitting room and kitchen. 2nd floor is working room, bedroom and toilet, and the top floor is the sitting room which is quite comfortable. I think it is worthy to visit!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The cube house museum (show-cube) is an owner lived in property which he shows as a museum during the day. The tickets are pretty cheap 4 Euro or so per person, but he doesn't put that money back into the attraction. It's not very clean inside and looks a bit like a bachelor pad gone cube. The furniture is broken... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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330 attraction reviews
442 helpful votes 442 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

These apartments are super cool. It would be a blast to live here. At least we can view them. How do you hang pictures?

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Novelty housing complex by innovative architect that had to be refurbished at the turn of the millennium as many aspects hadn't lasted re them being water and weather tight. Worth a visit if you're in the area, only 3 euros. Steep steps to negotiate inside.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stumbled on these unusual houses when visiting the Markethal. It is possible to view a sample flat, which was quite unusual. Innovative use of city property by an "outside the box" architect.

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Dingle, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Ok, agreed, the cubic standing on a tip - homes near the Blaak in Rotterdam are unusual and special, and worth looking at. We visited the Blaak market with some foreign friends, which was great by the way - a must visit, especially on a Saturday, and it made sense to stroll on for 5 mins and check out these... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Cube houses look really nice and interesting from outside. They're in the city center very close to the old harbor. They were inspired by trees. All houses are residential (in one there's a youth hostel), except one converted to a museum (show house). The entrance is only 3 Euros. It is interesting to see it inside, but I found... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I was wondering, houses are quite normally cubic or cuboid- so what is "so special" about Cube Houses here? Well, I think it is a nice example of Imagination put to practice. Breaking the code, placing the cubes in an unusual pattern and exhibiting the beauty of 'abnormal' things. If you are not convinced about the innovation of these designs,... More 

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