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cube houses
The cube houses are probably the most iconic buildings of Rotterdam! The original idea was to create an urban “forest”. They look cool and odd in the urban texture. A local opened one of the houses so we can visit the inside, the idea is interesting more to look at, than to live in, too many angles!

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hotel new york
Hotel New
York seems not to fit in Rotterdam contemporary scenery. A “secessionsstil” building between skyscrapers! The contrast is so big that you can imagine to be in a different city. Survivor from the world war II, this building was also ship departure point to New York during the 19th/20th centuries. Today it’s a hotel and a restaurant-bar with a nice and classy atmosphere. I didn’t have the chance to eat, but the speciality of the house is sea food. The bar has a nice feel for a drink! Catch a water-taxi to get there and enjoy one of Rotterdam’s hidden secrets.

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True Love
is a good choice to spend some days in Amsterdam if  you are not  fond of hotels and prefer to merge in the city. In the guest-house you get a key for one of the rooms in the historical (and less touristic – not in the red light) part of the city, so you have a quite independent stay. In Amsterdam you can reach almost everywhere on foot, so no problem at all!
The hosts are truly friendly, providing you all the information you need to get around, tailor-made suggestions of places to visit, eat, shop, (and of course smoke!), and also some warnings concerning the usual tourist traps.
Our room had a lovely decor and it was very comfortable! Truly recommend this place. It’s a gay friendly place as well.

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