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De Poezenboot

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

Curiosity got us to visit the barge moored at Singel 40 - a cat refuge in the middle of Amsterdam with some permanent residents and some transient. Folks who find stray cats would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2016
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Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Curiosity got us to visit the barge moored at Singel 40 - a cat refuge in the middle of Amsterdam with some permanent residents and some transient. Folks who find stray cats would deliver them to the barge lady and subsequently this developed into a cat refuge and means of finding new homes. About a dozen felines in residence when... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This is a novel experience and it's a nice cause to support with an entrance fee. I didn't come to pet cats (allergic), and that ended up being just as well, because most of the cats here and semi-feral scared of people. They spend most of the visitor's house hiding or scampering away, except when the food comes out. It's... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Visited this cat boat shelter which is located about 10mins walk from Amsterdam Centraal. Good place for cat lovers especially I missed my cats at home. The place is only open from 1pm to 3pm and close on Wed and Sun. However I went there on a Thur and it was closed at 2pm. But I managed to visit it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

A cat rescue place located in a boat on a canal. Only in Amsterdam do the cats get their own boat. You can visit a few hours a week to see and perhaps adopt a cat. If you miss your furry friend you can pet a cat and buy a t-shirt to help out homeless cats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I visited the only floating cat shelter in the world. It was fun watching the cats go out on the deck and look out at the water. It was nice to see cats while away from home. They had some nice gifts to purchase. I purchased a nice Poezenboat t-shirt to wear to remind me of the very unique shelter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Its great to see such a unique cat sanctuary. A must see! Don't forget to check visiting times. They usually only open for around 2-3 hours for 2 or 3 days a week!! It's free, they take any donations offered! Nice stuff on sale like a fridge magnetic or small pin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We have visited this unique cat rescue houseboat several times over the years. It is only open limited times and days so check their website before visiting. The volunteers are very friendly and take good care of their "charges." They have signs telling you which cats are prone to scratching, so pay heed. If you do visit, please consider leaving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

One of the animal-lovers delights in Amsterdam is the Poezenboat (The Cat Boat). It's a canal boat that's been converted to a cat shelter & welfare centre. Was a great little visit and so well organised - only open for visitors from 1 to 3pm most days, so chock-a-block with travellers pining for their own furballs. Some of the cats... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

A boat that is unique in its voluntary care of abandoned cats. We called when it was not open and as they could tell we were cat lovers were invited on the boat to have a look. It is an amazing job that they do and need recognition for all their hard work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Amsterdam really loves its cats. In addition to having resident cats at several of it's pubs, the city also has one of the more unique shelters I've seen- De Poezenboot. De Poezenboot is a converted houseboat and has many resident cats in addition to those up for adoption. You are free to pet and play with the cats all you... More 

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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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