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De Poezenboot

Singel 38 G, Amsterdam 1015 , The Netherlands (Jordaan)
+31 20 6258794
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Ranked #29 of 297 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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55 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Higher Bebington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This place is wonderful if you are a cat lover which my daughter and I are. All the cats there are stray or abandoned and the cat boat is their home. It is a charity and monies are donated by the visitors. The cats have an outdoor space as well on the boat and come and go in safety. Its... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I loved this place what a fantastic idea! Free entry but they rely on donations to "keep afloat" so make sure you donate or buy a postcard/badge. It was quite busy when I went which surprised me. They only open at certain times /days so check out their website before you visit :)

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Blairsville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is such a wonderful idea .............if folks can live on the houseboats on the canals why can't cats ? So glad that one lady had the means, idea and compassion to establish this special place. Admission is free, donations welcomed and t shirts and other items are offered for purchase. The houseboat is staffed totally with volunteers and visitors... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A very funny place, a houseboat full with homeless cats. I would reckon the number of cats is 50. Volunteers take care of them and feed them. The cats are all been castrated or sterilezed. The all seem very happy and content.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This was a great place to visit if you like cats! :) It's free to go on, and it's FULL of cats! You can just go in there and pet them for a while. The boat itself was a great idea and I'd advise anyone to research it :)

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Workington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Only open for a few hours but worth a look. A couple of the cats a little hostile but, really, some cats are like that! No big deal There are plenty who loved the fuss too - just be cautious with your petting. Don't assume they all want stroked, go in slow! No entrance fee to pay but we were... More

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