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The Cat Cabinet

Herengracht 497, 1017 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
20 626 9040
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Ranked #90 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Specialty Museums
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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Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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60 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
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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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were just walking by and went into this amazing private collection of cat related art from all periods of history. Wonderful!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Don't expect anything exceptional here. The collection is very nice and consists of nice posters and small statues. But even if it was only for this lovely building interior, it is definately worth a visit.

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

...but maybe better for cat-crazy people (I was with two). The suggestion in the guides is that this is about art but it's mainly a collection of knick-knacks about our furry feline friends. Quite small too. Look out for the space in one room where people leave their cat-related messages in most languages for, well, I'm not sure why. But... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's 6 euro for less than 3 dusty rooms upstairs, filled with weird posters and odd art works, not very related to the subject. Expected much more. Not worth your money.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A museum devoted entirely to cats! So if you are a cat lover, this is a great way to spend an hour or two. And it's on the Herrengracht, which makes for a lovely walk.

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Auckland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were disappointed in this. We expected some heart warming original paintings and sculptures of cats but it was mostly posters involving cats and different odd things , spread over two floors, but we didn't feel the many of works were very original and it didn't really engaged us cat lovers enough.

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