Rotterdam Cube Houses
One of the icons of Rotterdam are the cubic houses. 40 conventional houses were tilted 45 degrees to become the first cube-shaped houses in Holland. The cubes are prominently located in the center of Rotterdam.
Representation of trees and a wood
Piet Blom designed the cube houses in 1984. His design represents a tree and all houses together make up a wood. Blom’s concept was to design a kind of village within a main city, a safe haven in which anything could happen.
Cube House Interior
Experience living in one of Rotterdam’s cube houses. Most of the houses are occupied; however, one cube is always open to visitors. You’ll notice how the cubic house plays with you, because it doesn’t fit the usual conventions of a house.
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Autumn is a great season to discover Holland. Dutch autumns are themed around good food and enjoyment. How about an gourmet weekend in Haarlem or Breda? Or try out new flavours in the Rotterdam food market and discover Amsterdam on the most beautiful tram ride in the world.Read More