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Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube)

Overblaak 70, Rotterdam 3011MH, The Netherlands (Stadsdriehoek)
+31104142285
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Ranked #17 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
77 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Dutch architect Piet Blom had a similar philosophy to Le Corbusier when he designed the Cube Houses (and the nearby Spanish Quay): to create a village in the city. Supposedly the residents had to put up with curious sightseers so one enterprising soul decided to open a 'show cube' so you can see round one of the apartments for 2... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Adults entrence fee is 3 euros and students pay only 2 euros. It is interesting way of living and worth to see it if you have some spare time in Rotterdam. One of cheap attractions.

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Definitely worth a look, some fascinating and unusual buildings, clever use of space, and in a pleasant part of the city, some of the apartments back on to the Oude Haven, with many waterfront bars and restaurants around it. Also adjacent to Rotterdam Blaak NS and tram stations.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

After walking around the outside and seeing the houses, I'm sure you'll want to take a look inside. It's a short visit as the cubes are small inside, but the visit it priced accordingly (only 2 Euro 50 cents). Interesting to see how the furniture fits inside and how it is cut and imaging how people live inside the cubes.... More

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Queensland, Australia
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39 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

It's great that there is a display unit in this building because they're amazing to see from the outside. The inside is equally interesting, although very small, and I wouldn't want to live in one.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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89 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This unusual 1980's housing development was designed by Amsterdam architect Piet Blom. The houses are at angles and look unstable, so it was fascinating to visit one of the houses to see how the space is used and how the furniture fits. The houses are built around an inner courtyard which has several shops, giving it a community feel.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

A very interesting place to visit while staying at Rotterdam. You have to see how different design affects the space inside the house and ponder on the furniture decisions.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Good for a one time visit just to confuse your mind a little bit. Very nice to visit and see how you can make the most of angular spaces, but I can't imagine living there.

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Zug, Switzerland
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

From the outside, you wonder if it will all crash down on you. Amazing architecture. And what people can do with small spaces like that. One of Rotterdam's all time attraction. Unique and Intriguing.

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Wollongong, Australia
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

You only need a short visit, but it was very interesting. The houses are very tiny, and the purchase price they command is quite high, but I guess accommodation would be expensive in Rotterdam. Entry was only 3 euro or so.

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