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Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube)

Address: Overblaak 70, 3011MH Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdriehoek)
Phone Number: +31104142285
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Ranked #21 of 88 Attractions in Rotterdam
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Kijk-Kubus is a museum-house, a fully decorated cube-house with...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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!
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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Apparently someone decided downtown Rotterdam was too boring and business orientated so the commissioned an architect to build these small yellow cube houses. One is open to the public for a small fee. Lots of stairs, cramped, weird angles, small windows with restricted view. Very Rotterdam: Interesting design, fun, but in this case not very practical. Worth a short visit... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It was a bit extraordinary to see these houses fixed on one angle and look like hanging! nice to see

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Bilbao, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This little village of cubed houses was beautiful, like you´ve stepped into a storybook. The location was randomly over a big traffic junction, next to the huge market, but to be able to go into one and have a poke around was quite cool. With our discount book from the Central Station (definitely get yourself one of those) we paid... More 

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NI
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35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I wasn't really interested in going to or seeing the houses..... but when I got to Rotterdam and saw them I was fascinated by them! They are stunning pieces or architecture. Yes, as some people have said, they are a few years old and maybe look a little tired, but that doesn't take away from the architecture. You can go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

One of the most famous milestones of Rotterdam.designed by Dutch architect Piet Blom and defined as "living as an urban roof"!! One can visit one of the houses, fully furnished for just 3€! And have an idea of how to live in a cube!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It is a very cool design for a building. The visit of this house is very quick (10-20min) and the price is ok (3€). There are few floors with kitchen, living room, bedroom etc. It is nice to see this building from inside but, overall, it is nothing special and the spaces are very small. I recommend it for 2-3... More 

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Ankara
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

When they first build, I am sure they were very intresting. But today, they seems little old and dirty. But it is cheap to visit inside of the houses and you can walk around in the garden without paying.

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McLean, Virginia, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If you love architecture (like I do) this is a must see. You literally stand there and look at it and wonder how this really works... It's cute. Certainly worth a few pics!!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

It was really interesting to me to see Kijk-Kubus.I have not seen anything like that.I'm still wondering how it looks inside.

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Geleen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Small and narrow but nice to see inside. Could not live there too small. It is very near to the old harbor where you can sit by the water and have a coffee or meal.

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