The Cubic Houses Of Rotterdam

When in Rotterdam you have to see the famous Cubic Houses, also known in Dutch as the Blaakse Bos (Blaak Forest) situated at Blaak. These unique houses were designed by architect Piet Blom in 1977, representing trees in the city center. The original plan of 55 houses resulted in 39 completed, all built at 45 degrees. Its unique that each house has 106 square metres (1,100 sq ft),  but realistically there is 1/4 of the space unusable based on the shape! Continue reading “The Cubic Houses Of Rotterdam”

RET Metro Celebrating 50 Years in Rotterdam, Netherlands

From February 9th to 13th 2018 you could visit the first ever metro carriage in Rotterdam, Netherlands. This Dutch metro first opened in 1968 by princess Beatrix en prince Claus. The length of the metro line in 1968 was only 5.9km long, making it the shortest in the world at the time. These days the Rotterdam metro lines are more than 100km long.

The RET had organised a special metro pop-up museum to visit at Blaak station, so we couldn’t resist to visit!

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