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De Poezenboot

Singel 38 G, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
+31 20 6258794
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Ranked #40 of 307 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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79 reviews 79 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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138 reviews 138 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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34 reviews 34 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

On our last day in Amsterdam my friends and I had a few hours to kill, so we visited the cat boat! It's a nice wee canal boat filled with cute little cats. Some in cages waiting to be adopted and some roaming freely which are the permanent residence of the cat boat. A must for cat lovers, lots of... More

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Calgary, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
65 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I absolutely love cats, so a cat houseboat is like a dream for me. Make sure you check the opening times, we went around noon, but had to come back because the boat is only open from 1-3 and not on Saturdays and Wednesdays (as of June 2014). There is no fee to see the cats, but donations are accepted.... More

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Check the web site for current opening times, when we visited in June 2014, it was 1pm to 3pm. There is no fee but there is a donation box and mementos (t-shirts, fridge magnets etc) for sale. The staff are happy for you to take your own treats along for the cats. Despite the fact that they’re obviously well fed,... More

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hawaii
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9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This was high on our list of off the beaten track attractions in Amsterdam. As cat lovers we seek out unusual attractions while on vacation, including shelters that are a little different. This is on a boat on the Singel and open for a couple of hours in the afternoons. There is no fee but donations help care for the... More

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