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The Cat Cabinet

Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein
Specialty museums, Museums
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Address: Herengracht 497, 1017 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 20 626 9040
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Description: A museum for cat lovers that features a collection of objects d'art wholly...
A museum for cat lovers that features a collection of objects d'art wholly centered around the theme of our feline friends.
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Lovely Place

We really enjoyed our visit to the cat museum, if your a cat lover and/or you like art you should enjoy visiting here! Lovely old building on the side of the canal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to the cat museum, if your a cat lover and/or you like art you should enjoy visiting here! Lovely old building on the side of the canal.

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Saltcoats, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Really not worth the money at all! Pictures of cats just thrown together within a house. Feels like the home owner keeping up appearances but has to resort to accepting paying guests. Just like many upper class places in the UK!

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Woking, United Kingdom
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78 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Not very big, but they have thousands of cat artworks there are a number of cats you can pet and if they are feeling in the mood let you snuggle with them. A must see if your a cat lover.

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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Not only is the neighborhood an adorable place, but the Kattenkabinet is a great stop for cat lovers visiting Amsterdam. CATS GALORE! Even ones you can pick up, pet, and snuggle. Reviews claim that there are 4-5 cats in the building, but my sister and I only saw one. But one was enough, because he let us snuggle him and... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

One of the smaller museums, not too pricey and if you have a Mini-Maps card you'll get a free postcard (Cat Themed). There's 2 floors of cat art-work, and that's it. From all different eras, artists and medium. It's not a must-see, but if you like cats it's nice. They have a real one downstairs too.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Quaint and quirky little museum with a lot of pictures of cats! Some notable pieces and a magnificent house - it won't take you long to look around unless you want to linger - but it is worth a visit, and there are lots of lovely posters to purchase after… The kids loved the welcome from the cat curled on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Not only is the neighborhood an adorable place, but the Kattenkabinet is a great stop for cat lovers visiting Amsterdam. CATS GALORE! Even ones you can pick up, pet, and snuggle. Reviews claim that there are 4-5 cats in the building, but my sister and I only saw one. But one was enough, because he let us snuggle him and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I went here with my three year old-daughter. She loves cats and therefor this was a good spot for her. It shows a nice collection of cat stuff: paintings, sculptures and lots of prularia. The building itself is also really nice to see: original old Amsterdam gentleman's house. It is something to visit in 30 minutes when you pass by.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

For those cat lovers this is a museum you must visit. Interesting building, art work and exhibits. It is very close to the Bags and Purses Museum so you can do both very easily within the day. Both are charming museums concentrating on a single subject matter.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The museum is very interesting. It is a new sort of format for a museum, because not many museums focus on one particular theme and have collections ranging from random artists, sketches and sculptures, as well as works by art giants such as Rembrandt and Picasso. The atmosphere is wonderful, and the house itself is fascinating. The guy who owned... More 

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