Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube), Rotterdam

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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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  • I very much enjoyed my visit If you have a Rotterdam travel pass you'll have a coupon for reduced entry price Even at full price, which is only 3 Euros, I'd still have gone since it is such an unusual...  more »
  • This interesting concept of modern houses is located very close to the Markthal. It is worth a look as you are in town and it a tourist attraction.  more »
  • If you need a parkingspace near the cube houses or in the center of rotterdam for a week or longer contact me, Jeroen +31682662258.  more »