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De Poezenboot

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Address: Singel 38 G, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 6258794
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A unique floating cat sanctuary, if you like cats, then go. It's only open from 1pm-3pm and not on Weds, so do check the webpage before you go. Entry is free, donations are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Stop here for 5 mins, if you like cats and want a focus at the end - or begining - of the singel canal. Is only open occasionally, and even when it is advertised as open, if it is a dull day it may not be open anyway, so dont make it the focus of your day just in case.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A unique floating cat sanctuary, if you like cats, then go. It's only open from 1pm-3pm and not on Weds, so do check the webpage before you go. Entry is free, donations are appreciated. You can go in among the resident free-range cats or look to adopt one that's looking for a home. Treats also go down well with the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It is just a cat shelter aboard a canal barge on the Singel Canal. They are doing good work but then all cat shelters are. This one just happens to float.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a houseboat on the Singel that houses a group of cats. The people running it seem very committed to the welfare of the cats. There is no charge, though donations are accepted and there are a few items for purchase.

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Signal Mountain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is my second visit within 28 years! Much less cats than at my first visit in 1987. Warm place where the rescued kitties are safe and happy. A Kingdom for only cats! The staff is not only friendly and professional...they do a such great work keeping clean the boat, taking good care of all their furry guests! greeting visitors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

De Poezenboot takes in abandoned, stray and found cats, as well as those with special needs. They do sterling work for Amsterdam's felines, neutering them and finding homes for 250-300 cats a year - quite a lot for a little floating cat sanctuary! Visiting these cats and donating a few euros keeps the charity going; and it is well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Spur of the moment decision to visit the car boat.. and it was well worth the walk. For a cat lover like myself it was a dream. So many cute friendly cats, was a great experience and hope to visit the boat again if I ever come back. Well worth the visit !! 😸

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

In Rome there are countless homeless cats. In Amsterdam lots of homeless cats get a place at the "poezenboot". It is located in the Singel canal on a houseboat somewhere opposite number 32. Not always open but if you want to adopt a homeless cat, this is the place to go. Though they are not all sweet kittens they do... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The idea is a very good one, however the boat was loud & overcrowded and the cats were hiding away from the people. My friend got scratched across the hand - It seems like the cats wanted to be left alone; I felt sorry for them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

As a cat-lover who misses her cats while on the road, I made a bee-line for the Poezenboot as soon as I heard of it. The people who were hosting my B&B had adopted their last two cats there, so it is indeed a working cat adoption shelter. In a boat. On the water. As a tourist site, it is... More 

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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