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The Cat Cabinet

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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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The Cats Meow

You know the reviews regarding the cat Cabinet are quite accurate. It is dingy (The lighting needs work) damp and a bit grim but I think that this ads to the charm of this... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

You know the reviews regarding the cat Cabinet are quite accurate. It is dingy (The lighting needs work) damp and a bit grim but I think that this ads to the charm of this establishment. Sure tariff is dubious because you only have access to one floor, and there is a serious lack of logic to the displays. There is... More 

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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Crazy cat lady/man? Best head down to the cat cabinet. It's a small museum of cat art, cat furniture, cat everything! A lot of it is locally sourced, but some is from around the world. No real cats I'm afraid. Gift shop is small, but they have replicas of the art for sale, and a lot of it is great.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

It is a museum dedicated to cats in a beautiful old canal house. There is everything from cat statues to advertising posters with cats. While small, there is a lot crammed into the space. Easy to miss, on the 1st floor, is the shrine to the owner's first cat, bizarrely named after a famous banker. There are even a few... More 

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Kansas City, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The Katten Kabinet museum is a typical canal house that is loaded with cat-themed artwork and decorations. Scattered across several rooms the home also boasts some lovely architecture and furniture to complement the abundance of art. (If you're lucky, you will also get to see or meet the actual cats in residence.) It was a nice place to visit, I... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I got dragged into this place by my wife because she missed our cats and it was rainy. It does not take long to walk through the rooms that are open to the public. It is mostly just cat themed art work displayed in a restored older home.

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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a house, turned into museum (the 1st floor, the rest is a residential area of the owner). It is dedicated to a very special cat, which owner loved very much. This is a collection of cats connected objects, such as posters, statues, drawings, paintings....they even have some Picasso and Rembrandt. It is a very thoughtful collection and very... More 

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bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We have been to the katten kabinet 3 times and it hasn't changed at all in the last 5 years. It's only small we really like it, this time we came back with our children.

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a tiny museum located in a beautifully , restored mansion. It was almost empty and we had lots of time to soak up the atmosphere of the place. Being cat lovers we enjoyed the various artworks and the small but cute shop.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

An interesting and quirky collection of cat objects/posters/paintings etc. The building itself is very beautiful and nice to see inside. The museum is dedicated to one mans cat and everything cat related! It would have been better to have had a pamphlet/guide or captions that were in English so that I could understand more about some of the objects. We... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I enjoyed a lot the visit.You can see different cat things;paintings,photos,sculptures,etc. Also you can see alive cats,sleeping on a couch or just passing by. The museum has a lovely view also! Loved the atmosphere there!

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Address: Herengracht 497, 1017 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 20 626 9040
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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