Cube Houses, Rotterdam

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Designed to resemble an "urban forest" in which the top of each house represents a tree, Cube Houses serves today as the display piece for one of Holland's most unorthodox buildings. The brainchild of architect Piet Blom, the housing unit was constructed in 1977 and has since become a recognizable landmark of modern Rotterdam. Visit the museum house and wander through the living quarters, spread out across three stories and complete with angled windows and oddly-shaped floor plans. Despite the unusual visual appearance within, the cube has many ordinary furnishings intended to demonstrate that life within could still be perfectly normal. You can easily access the houses by subway, as they sit above the Blaak station. Using our online itinerary creator, Rotterdam attractions like Cube Houses can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Absolutely designed with inspiration. Very unusual setting and layout. Ultra modern and informal. Suitable for two people. This is a demo, but the others are inhabited. Two steps away from the train station and metro to Blaak. €3 coast to visit them. Living area up stairs, then other steps up to the bedroom, bathroom and study. Then stay in the pyramid above it.
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  • Really an experience. I mean not the case "liveable cities" within small with spiral staircases that would make you never want to respond to the postman. But the spaces are fully exploited and definitely worth seeing!
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  • These houses that resemble a honeycomb architectural attraction in Rotterdam. Internally are difficult to live, give a sense of oppression; stairs are dangerous for those with children or elderly people. Essential furniture to a minimum: there I would live.
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  • An interesting insight into living in a cube house however there was nothing to read on the walls or any real information. Would really call it a museum. Cool houses though
  • amazing buildings. must see it with your own eyes. and also don't forget to check the museum which is in one of the cube houses.
  • Nice spot with the possibility to visit one of the house. Strangely functionnal interior design considering the floor and well shape
  • Rotterdam is indeed a wonderful city and us filled with many mordern and historical spots. I love the geometrical designs of there buildings as well
  • Definitely worth a trip as no other homes are like these! It was busy and the number of visitors make the stairs difficult to negotiate, but the entrance charge is reasonable and the dramatic rethinking of living space is interesting to see.

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Rotterdam offers comfortable lodgings for every budget, from neat little rooms in youth hostels to luxurious suites in boutique hotels. The city's centrally located establishments offer five-star service and easy access to outstanding museums, theaters, restaurants, and bars. The well-connected area near the central train station draws backpackers with its good-value hostels, many of which offer bicycles for rent. For another affordable option near Rotterdam's main attractions, check out the city's riverfront guesthouses, which provide private parking, laundry facilities, and secure luggage storage.
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