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“A must for cat lovers”
Review of De Poezenboot

De Poezenboot
Ranked #73 of 521 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 7, 2014

This was high on our list of off the beaten track attractions in Amsterdam. As cat lovers we seek out unusual attractions while on vacation, including shelters that are a little different. This is on a boat on the Singel and open for a couple of hours in the afternoons. There is no fee but donations help care for the cats. We bought a great tshirt as a less touristy souvenir. The cats are well loved and cared for and we had a great time sitting with other cat lovers playing and tickling the cats. We visited the katten cabinet the same day which made a great pair of activities if you are looking for something a little different and more "real" in Amsterdam.

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Reviewed June 5, 2014

This place is wonderful if you are a cat lover which my daughter and I are. All the cats there are stray or abandoned and the cat boat is their home. It is a charity and monies are donated by the visitors. The cats have an outdoor space as well on the boat and come and go in safety. Its a truly magical place.

Thank Ann H
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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 :)

2  Thank missmunchies
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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.

1  Thank joy12Blairsville_GA
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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.

2  Thank Maarten-Jan M
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