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“I <3 cats!!! ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of De Poezenboot

De Poezenboot
Ranked #67 of 452 things to do in Amsterdam
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15 reviews
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“I <3 cats!!! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

I loved this place what a fantastic idea! Free entry but they rely on donations to "keep afloat" so make sure you donate or buy a postcard/badge. It was quite busy when I went which surprised me. They only open at certain times /days so check out their website before you visit :)

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Blairsville, Georgia
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223 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Wonderful visit !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is such a wonderful idea .............if folks can live on the houseboats on the canals why can't cats ? So glad that one lady had the means, idea and compassion to establish this special place. Admission is free, donations welcomed and t shirts and other items are offered for purchase. The houseboat is staffed totally with volunteers and visitors are welcome. Most of the cats love to be petted and played with but do be mindful of the signs that describe which cats are not friendly or socialized yet. The cats even have a sun-porch and it was being well used the day of our visit. The cats are also up for adoption so if you live in AMS or the surrounding area, consider adopting one. A visit to the Poezenboot is a must if you love cats. Situated on the Singel canal the houseboat is central to all of the olde town attractions and well worth a visit.

Visited April 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“For cats lovers!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A very funny place, a houseboat full with homeless cats. I would reckon the number of cats is 50.
Volunteers take care of them and feed them. The cats are all been castrated or sterilezed.
The all seem very happy and content.

Visited February 2014
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Excellent place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

This was a great place to visit if you like cats! :)
It's free to go on, and it's FULL of cats! You can just go in there and pet them for a while.
The boat itself was a great idea and I'd advise anyone to research it :)

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Workington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Only open for a few hours but worth a look. A couple of the cats a little hostile but, really, some cats are like that! No big deal There are plenty who loved the fuss too - just be cautious with your petting. Don't assume they all want stroked, go in slow! No entrance fee to pay but we were happy to leave a donation and spend a few Euros on a couple of badges and postcards on the way out. If you love cats, you must pay a visit!

Visited March 2014
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