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“Purring art” 5 of 5 stars
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Kattenkabinet
Herengracht 497, 1017 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)   |  
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Ranked #116 of 190 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Purring art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Do you remember the artwork of Al Stewart's 33rpm "Year Of The Cat"? Kattenkabinet will bring you to the same atmosphere. A wonderful little cat-themed museum that will bring a big smile on feline lovers’ faces. Beautifully decorated, arranged and last but not least, romantically located. If you are lucky, you can have some playful time with one of the three real cats (two young twins and a kind elegant 17 years old lady cat) who will greet you and sleep on your knees purring when you sit. They're the real stars of the place. :)
The lady at the counter is helpful, smiling and obviously loves cats.
For everyone who loves cats and art.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I love Cas and was looking forward too visit that place!
I expected more than 3 rooms with an overcrowding of paintings, statues and different little things about Cats. That was sweet but not that interesting and we have only seen one little (and cute) cat... who has been scared by the screamings of the childs that live there with several other people! Dont you know that this was also the actual house of people? Now you do: everything is closed by "no access/Private" signs...
They said "5 rooms with art and cats blablabla" and i was ok to give 6€/person, but for in fact "3 very small rooms, a hallway and a souvenir shop" i will never have paid so much!
First time i am disappointed by something about Cats :( If you really love Cats, go to the Poezenboot: Its free, lots of cats and its for a good cause!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Paid 4.5 Eu. (discounted price with Amsterdam I-Card) should have been free, and there is not much to see. Only 1 floor with a few rooms of mostly artwork and posters of cats. I was expecting more and at least a few live cats to add to the experience. I asked where they were hiding, and was told that the 2 resident cats were away for the weekend.
Suggestion: get more live cats and add another floor. It is close to a main canal, and the Handbag museum, which I actually liked, even though I'm a guy and a cat lover, and was free with Amsterdam I Card as well as many other well know museums such as the Van Gogh.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vicenza
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

If you love cats you have to visit this museum, it is tiny but very well decorated, it has some fine art about cats, some very old posters, statues and what not!! If you are lucky you will also get to see the sweet little 17 years old cat that belongs to the owner of the museum!! We own 3 cats so we were curious about this museum and it didn't disappoint us!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

The house is spectacular and is filled with some wonderful cat inspired art. You may even get to meet one of the feline residents too...Fantastic!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
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Address: Herengracht 497, 1017 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Rembrandtplein
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Ranked #116 of 190 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 3
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