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“Only for the diehards” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube)

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
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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!
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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“Only for the diehards”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

If you are a real diehard architecture fan, go. otherwise dont. The space is everything but traditonal, the rest is not all that exciting. I recommend spending your money on icecream.

Visited September 2012
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“Worth a short visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Located right in the city centre, the unique architecture of the Cubic Houses (and the Kijk-Kubus showhouse) makes it an interesting landmark and is great for a quick visit. It costs about EUR 2.50 to enter and is pretty amazing to see how a three-storey apartment actually fits into such a cubic structure. The whole structure also makes for a great, interesting photo, both from the "courtyard" of the Cubic Houses and also from across the Old Harbour.

Visited August 2012
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Architectural Delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I really enjoyed my visit to the Kijk-Kubus. It is just one flat, which contains a open plan bedroom and study, as well as an open plan kitchen and living area. There is also a upstairs room in the "attic" that has a collection of Cactuses. The whole thing is deceptively spacious.

This isn't going to be a very long experience, probably a maximum of 15-20 at a push. There is a chess museum nearby and a hostel. Well worth a visit here, especially if you go to the Oudehaven, which has some very nice harbour side Cafés.

The Kijk-Kubus needs a bit of TLC as it is starting to show signs of wear and tear, this put me off giving it five stars.

Visited July 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Unusual architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Totally strange,unusual architecture.Situated right next to Blaak metro station,Kijk-Kubus is a residential compound buit in the 80's.One of the houses can be visited,as a museum for a small fee.It's a curious experience,it worth the money,for sure.
In the neighbourhoud,a beautiful channel with all kind of boats.

Visited June 2013
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Cologne
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“Interesting to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The place is small, but it's actually interesting to see how the apartment is decorated and how they live in the cube house.

Visited September 2012
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