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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 #37 of 246 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
70 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Lovely happy little place off the beaten track - a must for cat lovers with friendly staff and very entertaining sweet little cats. Really enjoyed the visit

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A very sweet boat where there very sweet homeless cats that are being taken care really well by the local Charity. A must visit for all cat lovers!!!! A kind donation - we bought pins as presents for our friends - is also a moral must as we see it. Wonderful people help these sweet and lovely cats!! well done... More 

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Denmark
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

De Poezenboot is a tiny, friendly and clean orphanage for run away or abandoned cats. There must be a million of these places around the world and they do great work. But an attraction worth a visit? Maybe it fulfills some romantic cat lovers ideals - and the location on a canal house boat does the rest.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Let me start by pointing out that I'm not a big cat fan(dogs>cats) but I loved this place. It's a little hidden gem along the canal that unless you're directly looking for you'll probably miss it. The staff are very friendly and the place was immaculatly clean. We brought along some treats for the cats but because it was so... More 

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