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Address: Singel 38 G, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 6258794
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One of the most meaningful places to visit in Amsterdam

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

If you are a cat lover you must stop in here. Omg - they do such awesome work with stray cats and some of them are so stinking adorable :-) Limited hours and since it is a non profit - please give them donations to keep them going and caring for these cats as you leave.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is a well-kept little secret, but well worth the time and effort to find it. The hours are limited (1-3pm), so plan accordingly. Everyone was so friendly and welcomed us right in. The canal boat is very clean and the cats are really comfy in their home - window boxes and kitty beds everywhere for napping in the sun.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We love cats, so every city we visit we try to find them, whether on the roadside, in the parks, cemeteries. So this cat shelter on a house boat was a must. It's very unique as the cats live totally on the boat. They have a little "verandah" where they can sit and watch the canal traffic with the occasional... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Somehow my cat radar was up and running on our recent trip to Amsterdam. I read about this online and decided to find it in order to get a little bit of kitty stroking action in. It doesn't open everyday and only opens between 1-3pm but it is definitely worth a little pop in. There are a few cats; some... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The cats look well taken care of and you can adopt or make donations for them. Give it a try if you are in the neighbourhood. It should not take you more than 30 min - an hour.

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Sykkylven Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This hit my heart deeply.someone use their free time To save cats and You can visit this boat every day from 1300-1500 And be amongst them.survive only from donation. Fantastic if You like cats Please visit and help. Big thanks to the people so do this job.you have a wonderful good heart

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is fantastic and such a beautiful thing to do for those poor kitties in need. You can also head in and play or pat the cats who are for the most part all very friendly. Please don't leave without providing a donation - cats are very expensive and need a fair bit of care and what these people are... More 

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A cat rescue center on board a canal boat. Fantastic idea!!! Lovely place! Most cats roam freely about, some are in cages for various reasons. Please respect the signs on the cages that say "Please don't touch me! I might scratch you" Definitely worth a visit. Adopt a cat a distance while you're there :)

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

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