Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube), Rotterdam

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Designed to resemble an "urban forest" in which the top of each house represents a tree, Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube) 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. To visit Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube) and get the most from your holiday in Rotterdam, create itinerary details personal to you using our Rotterdam itinerary builder.
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  • In the things that we are not to be missed in Rotterdam there are these cubic houses (so it says on the internet). Actually are very special and intriguing, however, are little valued in my opinion by their position. Recommended.
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  • Special building and definitely worth to visit. The new public market around the corner, so also the nice old port.
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  • The visit to the homes hub is mandatory. Unique architecture, in these habitable houses vertigo is forbidden. As the other houses in the Netherlands are full of stairs to what they added multiple corners that form the cubo-hogar. No doubt are modern and striking. I recommend widely that are visited.
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