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“Like no other” 4 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 #34 of 152 things to do in Rotterdam
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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!
Ireland
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“Like no other”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Walking down Blaak it was intriguing seeing the cubes coming into view and then looming large on the skyline. It was a bright sunny afternoon, which showed the exteriors in fine detail. It was certainly worthwhile taking a slight detour to see them.

Visited July 2013
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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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Netherlands
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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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