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The Cat Cabinet

Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Address: Herengracht 497, 1017 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 20 626 9040

A museum for cat lovers that features a collection of objects d'art wholly...

A museum for cat lovers that features a collection of objects d'art wholly centered around the theme of our feline friends.

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A Cat Lover's Dream

This is one of Europe's little secrets and I have to admit that I am surprised that there weren't more people here than the English family that were sitting there playing with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum only shows art featuring cats. They have everything from statues to adverts to an original Picasso. They also have live cats sleeping in the shop and around the museum, and even a kitten when we were there. It was the friendliest, playing and sleeping on people's laps. If you go to the Poezenboot first, you get a 50%... More 

Thank Ninpuukamui
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of Europe's little secrets and I have to admit that I am surprised that there weren't more people here than the English family that were sitting there playing with the cats. Mind you, it is actually hidden away and if you don't know about it you are unlikely to find it, but I have to admit that... More 

Thank MrDavetheSarks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is for cats lovers. There are some real cats there. There are old Paintings of cats, Old image of Disney cats, different photos. Generally interesting if you love cats.

Thank Talita Z
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

A lovely old house on Herengracht stuffed full of cat related paintings, furniture and memorabilia. Don't expect to spend long here, but well worth a visit just to see inside the lovely building, and of course....if you like cats this is the place for you. Lovely posters and souvenirs in the shop too!

Thank Jennifer S
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

If you love your cats and felines, then this is a quaint little museum for you. The house has a number of levels filled with all things cat related: paintings, sculptures, movie and advertising posters, etc. There is probably a good 45 minutes here. Make sure you say hello to the resident pussy cats!

Thank John O
Axbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Good opportunity to see inside one of the old mansion houses of Amsterdam. Quirky little museum stuffed full of cat-themed memorabilia & artwork. Reasonably priced.

Thank Carys H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This place is pretty cool with a lot of things about cats (objects, paintings...) even real cats! It's also cheap (4€ for students) but the visit lasts only 10-15 minutes and there are barely any writings to explain things, only visual ones.

Thank margaux l
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I love looking at houses and also I love cats so this is a great chance to see the inside of a canal house that is dedicated to cats. Best of both worlds. This is the only canal house on the Golden Bend that is open to the public. The owner is a cat lover so it is decorated with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Beautiful house, beautifully decorated . A lot of different cat -themed posters and paintings , some entertaining , some horrible. You can meet real cats in a museum ! Slightly too expensive.

Thank Blannina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Really just a poorly organised selection of artefacts, paintings and advertising posters. They have the opportunity to organise and give information but fail to do so. I am an avid cat lover and was unimpressed by the presentation and information provided. Would not recommend at the price, sorry.

Thank Lynne C

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