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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If your missing your fury familly, go to this shelter, pet some cats and make a donation. Everybody is very friendly, and it's a very good cause. Please help.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went on the day they were closed, another loss for us. But, awesome that people care for the four legged kids!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The boat was open right on time. The staff was SO sweet. Also, be sure to donate on your way in or out..it is a non profit. There was a sign saying to be careful because the cats bite..but we had no trouble and even played with/pet a few. Very cute setup!! It's right of Singel, so stop by before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I, being cat lovers, had to check out De Poezenboot during our recent trip to Amsterdam. It was a Saturday afternoon and we had to queue for about five minutes but it was worth the wait. There were loads of kitties and a few played with us which was really fun :) the staff are very nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you are a cat lover, The Cat Boat is a must to visit! Go and see how cats live on boat on the canals, enjoy a play with the friendly ones and buy something, a souvenir, to help in gathering the money needed for the cats (or simply make a donation).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you like cats this is a must visit. Yes it's small, but it's a unique shelter and the happiness of the cats and the passion of the staff make it worth seeing. There are about 20 or so cats, the majority of which live on and freely roam around the barge, and others are temporarily housed whilst new owners... More 

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Address: Singel 38 G, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 6258794
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

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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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