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De Poezenboot

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Address: Singel 38 G, 1015 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 6258794

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Well worth searching out this floating cat boat! Friendly staff and it's such a privilege to spend some time with both them and the cats. Excellent program, please visit and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Daniel M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth searching out this floating cat boat! Friendly staff and it's such a privilege to spend some time with both them and the cats. Excellent program, please visit and support!

Thank Daniel M
Brackenfell, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

It was so lovely to visit all the furr kiddies, as I miss mine so much when we travel. I wish I could take them all home. Please adopt from your local shelter people, they all need a loving home!

Thank Melanie_Bleuler
Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I'm not the biggest cat lover, but I enjoyed it. It's a great cause, with helpful staff. It's basically a cat shelter, on a houseboat. It's free to visit but donations are encouraged.

Thank spencerlewis92
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

A real pleasure to visit this inspirational rescue home for cats - their own exclusive houseboat. The cats were beautiful and so well cared for. The volunteers were really friendly and informative. Open to visitors 1-3pm, no pre-booking necessary. No charge but donations obviously welcome as they run entirely on public donations. Note if you visit De Poezenboot their leaflet... More 

Thank Safariwoman
Stockholm, Sverige
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Of course even the stray cats of Amsterdam gets to live on a boat! This place is a cute and fun stopover when walking along the canals. Say hello to the cats, get to hear their story and donate some money to a good cause. Also, you get to experience a canal boat from the inside.

Thank karolina_x
Birstall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Charity ran cat rescue that takes in strays and looks to rehome them. All the staff are interested in chatting with you about cats in general. Go make a donation and help the animals.

Thank Danielle J
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I always miss my cats when I travel and visiting here was a purrfect way to address homesickness and also meet other cat lovers.

Thank Sable D
Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Why not? Throw a few euros in the tin and support this charity. A bit of quirky fun. Have a fuss and feel as if you have supported volunteers.

Thank RBM60
Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

A houseboat on the Singel canal close to Central station, only open at certain times so check to make sure--some cool cats inside and out if nice weather and nice folk to talk about the cat problems in the city---there was a gorgeous Persian there this past week... donations welcome! Gift shop too....

Thank dustmon
Kingston, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The cat boat was very welcoming to visitors, knowing that we were not looking at adopting a cat on holiday.

Thank 2_kids_will_travel

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