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The Cat Cabinet

Herengracht 497, 1017 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
20 626 9040
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Ranked #80 of 246 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 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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Austin, Texas
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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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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I randomly stumbled across this place while browsing the internet for activities in Amsterdam. We only spent a day in the city, but this went at the top of my "must-do" list. If you are a cat person, it will not disappoint! If you're not a cat person, well then I just feel bad for you in general. Haha. But... More

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I love cats and anything cat related, so of course I fell in love with this attraction. It was great seeing all the cat paintings and cat figurines. There was even a live cat that enjoying being petted a lot. A must-see for cat lovers everywhere!

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Salalah, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We went here because my kids love cats. The admission costs were high and although some of the exhibits were clearly very special like the cat mummy, we still felt that the price was to high for what you got. The setting of the museum, in a beautifully restored canal house, is lovely though.

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Oceanside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you love cats and want something a little different, give the Cat Cabinet a try. It's a small building located on a canal and is full of cat posters and art. You can purchase postcards and posters. It was a fun diversion during our trip--a great stop for cat lovers.

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E.Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My travelling companion was very keen on visiting the Katten Kabinet! We were not disappointed by the collection of eclectic pictures and vintage advertisements that were all of course cat related! The Museum is three large rooms set in a beautiful old house in old Amsterdam. The ceilings had frescos painted on them and there were views of a large... More

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