Cube Houses Rotterdam
tRotterdam Cubic Design
The Cube Houses in Rotterdam are famous all over the world because of their striking design. Tourists from all over the world visit Rotterdam to see these houses.
Designed by Piet Blom
The Cube Houses were designed by Dutch architect Piet Blom, who tilted a traditional, cube-shaped house 45 degrees and lifted it on a hexagon-shaped pylon. Each of the houses represent a tree and all togther they represent a forest. The 38 Cube Houses are all connected together with two supersized cubes at both ends of the string. The houses have got three floors with a living space of around 100 square meters. Some residents use the small third floor as their garden.
No straight walls
The cubes don't have any straight walls inside, so this gives residents a headache when they need to buy their furniture. People that choose to live in these houses have to be a genious in home decoration. Sometimes a Cube House is offered for sale: prices start at €175.000,-
A Cube House on display for tourists
The Cube Houses attracted so many spectators that one of the residents decided to open his house to the public. This Kijkkubus (Show Cube) is open to the public to see what it's like to live in a Cube House. After a visit, you can imagine the challenges that the residents have to deal with every day! Watch your head while walking through the house!
Sleeping in a cube house?
Do you want to experience what it´s like to sleep in a cube house? You can book a room in the StayOkay Hostel Rotterdam which is located in one of the megacubes. The hostel doesn´t have any straight walls and the staff had to be very creative to use the space. You can book a bed in a shared bedroom or your own private room.
Rotterdam Blaak Architecture
The Cube Houses are located within the Blaak area where you can find some other striking designs like the underground Blaak railway station, the city library and Het Potlood (Pencil tower). Have a look at the extensive Rotterdam architecture guide for an overview of the most striking buildings
OPENING HOURS Cube Houses Rotterdam
These are the opening hours of the Show Cube House in Rotterdam:
Monday 11 am - 5 pm Tuesday 11 am - 5 pm Wednesday 11 am - 5 pm Thursday 11 am - 5 pm Friday 11 am - 5 pm Saturday 11 am - 5 pm Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
TICKETS Cube Houses Rotterdam
These are the rates for the Show Cube House in Rotterdam:
Children under 3 Free Children Age 3 through 11 €1,50 Adults age 12 through 64 €2,50 Age 65 and above, students €2,00
Discount Show Cube House
When you buy a Rotterdam Welcome Card you will get a huge discount on entry to the Show Cube House.
PARKING Cube Houses Rotterdam
Cube Houses Rotterdam by public transport
The Cube Houses in Rotterdam are located in the city centre at Overblaak 70 in the Blaak area. From Rotterdam Central Station, get there by metro or train and stop at Blaak. Plan your trip at www.9292.nl. It's free of charge. To travel by public transport in Rotterdam you must purchase a travel chip card first.
Parking Cube Houses Rotterdam
You can park in the Kiphof or Oude Haven Public Parking or in the surrounding streets, but you'll have to pay to park in Rotterdam city centre until 11 pm by EC card or creditcard.
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