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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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Weird and wonderful

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer S
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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Axbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank ScubaWife
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Cool chance to see the inside of one of the most beautiful houses on the canals on part of the Golden Curve of the Herengracht----one floor of cat paintings, posters, statues and more with a few live ones running around--there is also a back yard so to speak with more art, statues and cats. 7 euros

Thank dustmon
Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We read so much about the Cat Cabinet, one of the most common ways to describe it being quirky. If quirky's synonymous with over rated and hyped, must be it! Was looking forward to more than vintage posters and cat pictures. Not worth the time or the price of 7 euros per head - truly disappointing.

Thank Divya1526
Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Whether you like cats or not, it is a very nice museum. There are a lot of paintings, sculpturs about cats, also from famous painters like Van Gogh. Usually you meet some cats in the museum, who live there.

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