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Address: Singel 38 G, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 6258794
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Geraldine Hadiwidjaja

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
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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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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A must for cat lovers - a cat rescue centre on a boat, right in central Amsterdam. You can visit between 1 and 3 pm every day except Wed and Sun, and see all the cats. These people are doing a great job helping cats; please go and visit and donate something...and have an interesting time too.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I was very happy to discover this place that takes in stray and homeless cats. The volunteers are kind individuals catering to every cat's needs. You get the opportunity to stroke and play with the cats. Some are friendly but many are afraid and not used to human contact. Fourteen of the cats are permanent residents and others are up... More 

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Penryn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

How often do you get to go on a house boat that's only occupants are cats? If you like cats this is a must and your donation helps look after them. Only open a few hours a day.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Heard about this just before we went away and thought it would be worth a visit. This place is run completely by volunteers and they do a fab job looking after the cats, they rely on donations from visitors to keep it running. The place was spotless and the cats had plenty of space and there was an outdoor area... More 

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