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De Poezenboot

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Address: Singel 38 G, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 6258794
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A must see for cat lovers

If you like cats then 30 minutes in De Poezenboot can make an already calm city even more serene. The boat is clean and the cats were surprisingly peaceful despite being in close... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sextrovert
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like cats then 30 minutes in De Poezenboot can make an already calm city even more serene. The boat is clean and the cats were surprisingly peaceful despite being in close proximity to each other. They have plenty of space, toys and food, as well as a cat flap to exit the boat on the side. There are... More 

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Thank Sextrovert
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cats, on a boat. what's not to love? Little cute rescued pusscats living on a boat. brilliantly Dutch.

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Thank Kate G
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45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Much better than paying 3€ in a cat café... This place needs help to care about their cats. I bought a beautiful T-shirt and paid 15€ for it. The boat is very clean and well-mainteined. I love cats and I am so happy of helping them. A must-go for cat-holics!

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Thank Maria Carolina C
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

If you're a cat lover than this is definitely somewhere to must go! A floating cat boat which acts as a homeless shelter for stray and unwanted cats! Admission is free and donations are welcome! Its only open for 2 hours a day between 1pm - 3pm and closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. Its located near the train station on... More 

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Thank snsimmy23
maidenhead
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114 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

It was very interesting to see all the rescued cats housed in their own houseboat on the canal. They're obviously wee looked after. Entry is free, but donations are welcome.

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London
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The floating cats' home is on the Singel Canal near to the Centraal Station end. The home is closed Sundays and Wednesday's but open on the other days between 1pm to 3pm. You can donate to them on board or buy items or just go there and fuss the cats. They have access to outside within netted mesh so have... More 

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Thank Chris B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

But, I want you to donate and see the lovely job they're doing there. Go there, it's open between 1 and 3pm for visitors, and dig deep into your pockets to help this cat sanctuary- it is run on donations. You're not rushed, and you get to meet some lovely cats.

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Thank vanilarama
Wandin North, Victoria, Australia
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Only passed this on a canal tour... thought it was rather amusing that the cats in Amsterdam get to have a holiday on a barge.....

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Thank Jenelle C
Wooburn, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

This was a lovely way to spend a bit of time away from the hustle and bustle of the streets and canals of Amsterdam. As the name suggests, it's basically a load of cats living on a boat right in the heart of the city. The boat/sanctuary is only open between the hours of 1 and 3pm so if you... More 

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Wooburn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

This is such a lovely idea, it's basically a cat sanctuary on a canal boat and it's something relaxing and a bit different away from the bustling centre. Ideal for people travelling with children, cat lovers and those on a budget - entry by donation so no fixed price.

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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.
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