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  Het Potlood
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?Het Potlood? (the pencil) is the nickname of this multi-storey living house. It was finished by Piet Blom in 1984 and ´has a height of slightly over 60 meters. Perhaps people would pay more attention to it, if it wouldn?t be next to two even more abstract building complexes: The Kubuswoningen (cubic houses, also by Piet Blom) and the public library.

Address: Kolk 52/180
Directions: Close to Blaak train station, Kubuswoningen, Public library, Binnenrotte. Just look for the top of the building.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 10, 2007
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