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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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You get to play with cats

Small boat full of rescued cats. They all had different personalities, some shy, but mostly friendly. They had a kitten too when we were there, it was so playful! Many other cats... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small boat full of rescued cats. They all had different personalities, some shy, but mostly friendly. They had a kitten too when we were there, it was so playful! Many other cats were too when prompted, which is easy as they have many toys laying around. They accept donations and sell some merchandise.

Thank Ninpuukamui
Wellington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must for cat lovers. The chance to stroke some friendly cats and help a charity. The opening times are limited so you will need to plan your visit, but it is worth it. Most cats are friendly and it is nice to see them in a cared for environment. There are a few grumpy individuals (feline) but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard about the pussy boat while we were in Amsterdam for the weekend, and decided to check it out. I've been to some cat cafés (there is an *excellent* one in Vilnius, Lithuania, highly recommended) so the idea of a canal boat full of kitties sounded right up my alley. It doesn't disappoint, you can get up close and... More 

Thank Michael B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great idea, use tourists and the lure of cats to make money to support the project. This place was super close to the city centre and easy to find for a quick pop in. Admission is free but they ask for donations. The place is kept clean with lots of places for the cats to roam or hide. Most... More 

Thank Anni U
Armagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a cat lover like me then you will miss your kitties when you are on hols so this is a great place to visit, You can meet the cats and have a little stroke and play and give a donation to this very worthy cause.

Thank cee-jay-2012
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small canal boat turned into a cat shelter. The animals seemed very well taken care of and healthy. The workers were very nice and put the animals best interest first. Stop in for a visit and leave any donation. No animal lover should miss this!!!

Thank Carolyn W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth popping in to this boat and visiting the cats and making a small donation to a great cause. It's only open every second day between 1-3 (or was when we visited)

Thank Alex H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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

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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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