The Cat Cabinet

The Cat Cabinet, Amsterdam: Hours, Address, The Cat Cabinet Reviews: 3.5/5

The Cat Cabinet
3.5
Speciality Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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.
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Neighborhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
How to get there
  • Waterlooplein • 10 min walk
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Sylla D
Cambrai, France92 contributions
I love Cats, so it was the place to be in Amsterdam. Only one cat but he was so cute and so happy to be there. To see so many advertising posters with cats, it's crazy, I couldn't resist taking one, I love it! And card games and dollars...
Written July 26, 2022
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Omar v
Delft, The Netherlands20 contributions
We expected much much more, but it was quite fun to see certain cartoons, paintings and drawings. Of course the cats were a great sight too.

Staff is not unfriendly, unlike some others say here. The woman behind the counter is just very... rigid...

10 euros for a visit here is too much in our opinion, half the price would have been sufficient (the cats need to be fed eventually!). Overpriced, but still worth a visit if they ever get to the right value for money. We were outside within 30 minutes.
Written July 1, 2022
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Kim A
1 contribution
Couples
Beautiful, ornate gallery, wonderful art, posters and paintings..staff were lovely, and even kitties on duty!
Written June 17, 2022
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Aimee L
220 contributions
Couples
€10 entry per person for 3 rooms with a couple of cartoonist and abstract style cat posters framed and some cat ornaments/sculptures.

Took us 10 minutes and we went round twice.

I have more in my own home and the woman at reception is incredibly cold. Probably because she knows this is a rip off and is thinking I'm an idiot for paying in and in fairness, I thought the same.

Avoid.
Written June 4, 2022
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Seb
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
"Not for Children" WORST museum thanks to rude, anti-child staff. My son needed the bathroom and immediately asked when we entered. "Hello, good afternoon" she coldly and sarcastically said looking at my innocent, 7 year old son very rudely. She yelled at him to lift the seat in the bathroom and reprimanded my 10 year old not to touch her tacky fake USD with cats for sale with "wet hands" despite the fact that his hands were not wet. When we left she said "THIS IS NOT REALLY A MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN"😪😰. A museum about cats not for kids? It's a sex or drug museum? I said "that's clear" and "that should be on the website". She is the only really impudent, rude and stupid person that we have met in the Netherlands.
Written February 15, 2022
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Eva A
Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany4 contributions
Family
The hotel is easily found and they are super chill with getting there a little later than the time slot you paid for. Super nice receptionist. The hotel itself has many cute cat memorabilia like paintings, sculptures and drawings of cats. But also the architecture and interior design itself are worth mentioning. You feel like you have been transported throughout time into the home of a king or queen who loves cats. The beautiful floor, carpets, walls, wallpapers and chandeliers feel so elegant and authentic, combined with the view of the canals, it’s truly an amazing atmosphere. But the crowning jewels are the two cute cats that wonder around and occasionally accompany you to the next room. The black and white cat is really chill and cute and likes to sleep on the couch. The white one follows you around and rubs up against your legs, really adorable. Please visit this museum, it’s fun, cute and beautiful.
Written October 16, 2021
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Louise H
1 contribution
Had booked 2 tickets online as we (myself and my mother) were spending 2 days in Amsterdam and thought we could visit this museum before going back home. We were greatly dissapointed.

Not only did we arrive at the museum to find it closed, there were multiple people there that had also pre booked and left equally dissapointed. As they only opened at 12 pm we also wasted our morning waiting around until we could go there, then wasted a good hour waiting to see if they would open, answer their phone/doorbell or show any sign of life at all other than the cat that came to investigate.

Furthermore I sent them an email requesting a refund of my ticket, and have yet to hear back from them.

I would love to be able to give them a positive review but that is impossible if they won't even open on the day that they accept bookings.
Written September 20, 2021
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Lauren D
Ferbane, Ireland8 contributions
Friends
Honestly don’t waste your money , went with a huge car enthusiast but was greatly disappointed , unless you love unusual feline art like sculptures or photographs and quotes of famous people’s thought on cats don’t go , expected from the reviews to the museum to be filled with cats , I saw 3 , no in the gift shop , and the outdoor museum wasn’t even open ... better ways of spending an afternoon and €10
Written March 4, 2020
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Clogs
Warsaw, Poland2,945 contributions
Solo
Curious little exhibition dedicated to man's furry, enigmatic companion, the cat. The collection is laid out on a single floor, a few rooms stuffed with cat related memorabilia and curiosa. The entrance fee of 7.50 EUR I found a bit stiff given the amount of experience, I mean it's just a lot of cat stuff heaped together. If you're a cat fanatic I suppose it's worthwhile. I did take some pleasure in observing a piece by Hildo Krop, the famous Amsterdam City sculptor, featuring amorous cats. For the rest, meh.
Written February 26, 2020
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Kris G
Horsham, UK63 contributions
The tickets are pricey considering how little there is to see. There are literally 3 rooms filled with mainly cat sculptures and photos of famous people with cats. Also there are real cats roaming around the place. It says it takes 30 minutes to visit, but we were done after 20. Not sure what else to say.
Written February 23, 2020
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  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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