We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Cat Cabinet

Neighborhood:
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Herengracht 497, 1017 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 20 626 9040
Website
Improve this listing
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 188 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Cute place to visit

My mother and I, being the crazy cat ladies we are, decided early on that this place was a must see during our visit! It's very quaint, and a beautiful building but it's not very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Brid C
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Amsterdam

Add Photo Write a Review

188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
49 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The museum itself is tiny but really nicely organised. The collection is really interesting and diverse, from vintage prints and children's drawings to actual cats! Definitely worth a visit for any cat lover, and the gift shop is adorable!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

My mother and I, being the crazy cat ladies we are, decided early on that this place was a must see during our visit! It's very quaint, and a beautiful building but it's not very big, we were in and out in maybe 30mins or less. The gift shop has some lovely cat related posters and postcards.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Provo, Utah
Level Contributor
68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Silly museum but fun to wander through. Lots of old posters and other cat related items. Worth a peek if you are a cat lover.

Was this review helpful? Yes
scotland
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Level Contributor
71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
5 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, United States
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Basel, Switzerland
Level Contributor
61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
bristol
Level Contributor
33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Cat Cabinet also viewed

 
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 

Been to The Cat Cabinet? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Cat Cabinet staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood