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The Cat Cabinet

Herengracht 497, 1017 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 626 9040
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A museum for cat lovers that features a collection of objects d'art wholly centered around the theme of our feline friends.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“cat lover” (54 reviews)
“cat art” (35 reviews)
“cat related” (37 reviews)
LOCATION
Herengracht 497, 1017 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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+31 20 626 9040
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"cat lover"
in 54 reviews
"cat art"
in 35 reviews
"cat related"
in 37 reviews
"love cats"
in 38 reviews
"canal house"
in 23 reviews
"cats roaming"
in 7 reviews
"cat house"
in 3 reviews
"quirky museum"
in 3 reviews
"fun visit"
in 3 reviews
"original paintings"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful canal"
in 5 reviews
"for sale"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
in 8 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 4 reviews
"rainy day"
in 4 reviews
"feline"
in 35 reviews
"sculptures"
in 36 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I reaaaally wanted to give this place 5 stars... My partner and I are both massive cat lovers, so visiting this place was a must. We paid €4 each for the student entry price which we felt was a bit overpriced. We went around the...More

Thank ThatGreatBlueYonder
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely one of the weirdest places I’ve ever been. Its basically someone’s collection of a few cat items that clearly got out of hand- but I love it. Its about 3 rooms totally full of cat themed items. Even the garden is full...More

Thank musicalnikki
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is a beautiful old home that has a bunch of cat-related stuff in it. In addition, three nice felines prowl the place and offer some diversion. We took our time and were done in less than 30 minutes. Nothing special.

Thank Peter K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is basically just someone’s home, filled with cat-themed paraphernalia and posters. It took us about half an hour to get through the entire place, not worth the entrance fee (unless maybe they donated that to cat shelters, but I’m not sure if they do)....More

Thank buttercup1211
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A thrown together range of cat pictures, bits and pieces, sculptures. The receptionist did not have change and when asked why not said "it was the start of the day" - so why do they not keep some from previous day. Backpacks to be left...More

Thank binnsini
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

A small cat-themed museum, which we were excited to visit but left us a bit underwhelmed. Entrance costs €7 per person, but sadly we whizzed through the museum in about 10 minutes, as it’s basically just a few grand rooms with various paintings of cats...More

Thank lrnnnn
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Expected more.....not just a collection of old posters, cat adds from the past, lithography and some sculputures. Gives an impression that someone collected few things connected with cats and put it on a bunch. Few famous people with "cat touch" (Pisacco, Lenin,...). I'm cat crazy...More

Thank andrea n
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

We found this hidden gem whilst researching our trip to Amsterdam. It was a few euros to enter and it really was an Aladdins cave of cat art. Very unique experience and worth every cent. We even saw one of the owners cats relaxing on...More

Thank lilabet182
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

The Kattenkabinet is a really cool museum based in an elegant old canal house in Amsterdam. The museum contains examples of cats in culture through the past several centuries, in paintings, posters and many other artifacts. It's a fairly quick but very fun visit. Even...More

Thank Kerry L
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

This is a unique museum for those who share their lives with cats. Wonderful to see familiar posters and original paintings in real life and in the beautiful setting of this grand Amsterdam house.

Thank Ellaandlaura
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