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De Poezenboot

Address: Singel 38 G, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
Phone Number: +31 20 6258794
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Ranked #36 of 265 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Nowra, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A must see for cat lovers. Cats roaming free and in cages, some friendlier than others but all have had a rough life and have been rescued. Some are re-homed and others remain permanent residents. All clean and well cared for.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Ah i just loved this place, little cattery on the Singel Canal for our little furbabies, you can visit and hold / play with the cats, dont forget to leave a donation on way out.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We enjoyed the most lovely time here. The pussy cats were adorable and wandered about quite happily, sunning themselves and sleeping away in lovely individual beds. This organisation is an absolute credit to caring for stray and abandoned cats. So clean, quirky and the history is fab to read too. This was a highlight for us as we were missing... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a cat sanctuary on a boat, it's free to go but you can donate to the boats upkeep. The kitties are cute and some like a petting, some sit out of reach as they don't want to be disturbed. A nice way to while away half an hour.

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Sydney, Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
67 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a great chance to support a worthy charity in Amsterdam and say hello to some cats. Suggest that you only go if you want to support a worthy charity and are an animal lover. It is a small, but very clean boat home to a series of cats - both those who now live here and those waiting... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I saw this online before my trip and planned a visit. Reasonably easy to find along the Singel canal. Very clean, lots of well cared for cats in a surreal setting! Most of the cats were friendly and we fell in love with one of the tabbys! The boat relies on the charity of visitors to help home the strays... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Very limited opening hours. A cat-boat ran by volunteers with about 15 cats on it. You walk in, walk around the small boat, look at the cats sleeping or playing, leave a donation and go on your next adventure. Something to do if you're in the area at the right time (and like cats). It's always nice to give a... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We've been here 2 times! Amazing place run by volunteers. Although not big boat, place is very clean, and cats are very friendly. If you visit it, take some old newspapers for cats :) Every time we come to Amsterdam, we try to visit this super boat!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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82 reviews 82 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Actually although the idea has my sympathy, I wouldn't call this an attraction. People here take care of stray cats, often very shy and not accustomed to human contact. So do go there to make a donation, but don't disturb the cats.

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sydney
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76 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This boat is manned entirely by volunteers and their love of cats shows. It is run professionally and is worthwhile to visit if you like cats. it is also situated on a pretty canal. If you don't want to make a donation how about buying a t-shirt?

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