Oude Haven is the ancient port of Rotterdam, today a real meeting place for young people.
A rather lively place to spend some time, stopping at the bar and admiring the incredible cube houses.
The yellow color dominates these buildings, but what stands out above all is their singular shape to say the least. From wherever you want to admire them.
The 38 cubes, inclined at 45°, are the work of Piet Bloom who wanted to recreate the image of a sensational forest in the center of Rotterdam.
Each apartment is spread over 3 floors. The living area is located on the first floor. On the second, the sleeping area with the bedrooms. On the third floor there is a single room in the shape of a pyramid with 18 windows. All furnishings are obviously made to measure.
Today, Piet Bloom’s Cubic Houses are rightfully among the most curious attractions and louoghbi around the world. One of the must-see places on holiday in Rotterdam.
In addition to admiring them from the outside, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the 38 buildings of the complex, including the fully furnished Kijk-Kubus house-museum, and extraordinary exhibitions at the Kunstkubus.
The Cubic Houses in Rotterdam represent a unique combination of architecture, art and contemporary life that offers a total experience of Rotterdam for both adults and children.
Piet Bloom’s Cube Houses are located in the Houde Haven neighborhood, within walking distance of the pier, and Markthal. They are perfectly within walking distance of the center of Rotterdam.
The site is also well served by public transport in the city.
Blaak is one of the main stops of the Metro and tram: from here pass the lines A, B, C of the metro, and the tram lines 21 and 24.
The Kijk-Kubus house-museum is located at Overblaak 70. It is a splendid, fully furnished cube house that offers visitors the possibility of living in such a singularly shaped space.
Screens and panels offer insights and interesting information about the place.
The Kijk-Kubus house-museum is open from Monday to Sunday, including holidays, from 11:00 to 17:00.
The ticket costs €3.00 for adults, and €1.50 for children up to 12 years.
At number 30 of the Cubic Houses is the Kunstkubus which offers interesting exhibitions. In these parts we speak of “art cube”, or a place where art and architecture merge.
Open only on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11am to 6pm. The entrance ticket costs €3.50. Free admission up to 18 years old.