The Cube Houses, Rotterdam

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Overview

Rotterdam is known for its innovative architecture. The Cube Houses (Kubuswoningen) are a perfect example of modern architecture.

Designed by the Dutch architect Piet Blom, this buildings stands apart as its homes are literally cubes, tilted over by 45 degrees. With their unique cube-shaped upper stories, this block of houses is clearly visible as you walk through the Old Harbor. 

One of the cubes, the Show Cube Museum (Kijk-Kubus), is open for visitors and explains the design and history of the buildings. You can also spend a night in the cube if you like.

Country

Netherlands

Approx. Duration

Less than an hour

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – High

Min. Price

Free

Local Currency

Euro

Price Level

Min. Price

Free

Approx. Duration

Less than an hour


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General Info

Address

Overblaak 70, 3011 MH Rotterdam, Netherlands

Estimated Duration

Less than an hour

Spoken Languages

Dutch (official language), Frisian is spoken in the northern province of Friesland. English, German and French are widely spoken.

Electricity

230 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs with two round pins are standard

Local Currency

Euro

Recommended Age Groups

Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors

Price

Free


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Best Time To Visit

Rotterdam weather is oceanic. You can expect rainy days all year long. However, the temperature rarely reaches extreme levels. The best time to visit Rotterdam is in the spring and summer since there’ll probably be fewer rainy days, with pleasant weather. The hottest month is August and the coldest month is January.

quick tipRemember to check the weather forecast a few days before the trip and before heading to the airport.

Rain could catch you all year long so make sure, even in the summer, to pack a light jacket that can also protect you from unexpected rain.

You can find amazing jackets for men, women, and kids on Amazon (I haven’t personally tested these ones).

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