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The Cat Cabinet

Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Address: Herengracht 497, 1017 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 20 626 9040
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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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We expected something bigger, but cat lover will like it!

Nice place, not only for art but for interior, give you an idea how things were looking in the past! Also 2 live cats purring around really surprised us!

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place, not only for art but for interior, give you an idea how things were looking in the past! Also 2 live cats purring around really surprised us!

Thank 0yazzmine0
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked this beautiful old canal house full of kitty treasures but I can honestly understand that this is not a attraction that would suit everyone. I loved the lucky cat pinball machine and the painting of a cat attacking its prey the most. The collection is varied and both cute and controversial sometimes even in the same artwork.

Thank Nikki669
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This museum is on two floors of a mansion (only the four resident cats are allowed beyond the ropes). There are many paintings and drawings of cats, and there is a gift shop on the ground floor. The only thing I did not like was the horrid painting of a cat with its paw caught in a trap. :(

Thank EscondidoGirl
Antwerp, Belgium
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

With the student discount, I had to pay 4 euro. It's a small but cute museum, a lot of cat posters, adds, statues... 2 real cats as well... It's funny, but would never pay more then 4 euro.

Thank Alicen93
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

My daughters were very excited to visit the Cat Cabinet. An interesting collection of cat themed paraphernalia from statues and magazine covers to the real thing wandering around the rooms. The gift shop had some lovely bits and pieces, and it is quite located next to some great pubs and eateries.

Thank Katherine L
Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

A largely unlabelled assortment of advertising, memorabilia and objects with a feline theme. It has curiosity value and may provide a cat-fix to those travelling and missing their purring pets. Much though I like cats, though, the exhibit felt like an opportunistic gathering together of oddities with little if any in the way of curation. It could have been a... More 

Thank StephenS307
Rhodes, Greece
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I went to this museum after seeing a small card of it at the lobby of my hotel.What a place!Like entering in a fairy tale world.The decoration,the light,the sculptures,the paintings,the wonderfull magic-like atmosphere!The entrance was just 7 Euros.I ll never ever forget it.It is like entering in a magic world.I recomend it to everyone also to people with kids.I regret... More 

Thank 6rania
Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I am not a cat person so the place was not fantastic for me but OK for a quick visit and is in keeping with some of the weirdness of Amsterdam. They have lots of cat theme posters in the gift shop that make good gifts if you have a cat nut in your life and need to pick them... More 

Thank Dave S
allentown, pa
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349 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

It was raining and we were in the neighborhood, and I like cats...but, certainly not worth the 7$ entrance to see a bunch of cat posters and figurines. No real explanations or organization attempted, so I don't consider it a real "museum".

Thank travellerfromatown
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65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Don't expect to much, though. They have an interesting collection of all sorts of arts, posters, books, ... with cats in the title or cover picture, or ... . But that's about it. Plus 2 nice cats running around the reception. Actually, when we wnet out, we were not so sure if we had seen a cat museum or rather... More 

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