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De Poezenboot: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as far as cat shelters go, this one is really nice. the down-side is that it's open 2 hours a day, 5 days a week. and there's not too much room inside, so we had to wait half an hour. a good tip would be...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Anenet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get there early and reserve a ticket. Tickets will be sold out before the place even opens. Small space, so don't bring big bags and such. Lots of resident cats and some up for adoption. There is a small gift shop when you exit. Overall...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ryan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited De Poezenboot recently whilst on holiday. Loved it - you need to queue and its only open a few hours a day, so get there early. You have 20 wonderful minutes inside, greeting the cats, who are clearly very loved and well cared...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank RuthieM47
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had stayed in Amsterdam on two previous occasions. This time we were there for one day visit only. During our previous stays in the city, we had heard about this floating cat shelter. Despite having visited the Singel neighbourhood during those stays we had...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 31 August 2019

We stumbled across this cat boat by chance and were immediately intrigued. A quick google search and we discovered that it was for rescue cats and visitors can look around at certain times for a donation. We were told they are licensed to care for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank HampshireCats
Reviewed 31 August 2019

De Poezenboot is a great innovative place for cat lovers. This seemed to be an unique idea inspired by good thoughts.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Sumitkumar_13
Reviewed 29 August 2019

As others have noted, there is a queuing process. You go to the boat and get a time slot when you can visit. The wait can be lengthy at prime time, so plan appropriately. There is plenty to do in the vicinity, so you needn't...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank swb_muir_beach
Reviewed 27 August 2019

Anyone who's been in Amsterdam, knows the city is all about canals and houseboats. The Cat Boat (De Poezenboot) is a houseboat turned cat rescue that can house up to 50 cats at a time. As a cat lover, this place is a MUST VISIT!...More

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank vn b
Reviewed 24 August 2019

We love Cats. Paying this quaint place a visit was a pleasure! We were even able to pet a few inmates.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sadiko33
Reviewed 16 August 2019

I desperately wanted to go see this cat boat when I found out about it. It’s a must in Amsterdam! The boat is a rescue home for all the injured cats. They are loved for and cared for by the wonderful staff on board the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Chuck D
11 March 2019|
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Response from eljovita | Reviewed this property |
Good afternoon. I was there just a week ago. They are still on Singel road. We used Google maps to find them and they are still there. Not sure what number it is but the boat looks exactly the same as per pictures. Cat's... More
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Nik9609
26 July 2016|
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Response from luvroma2 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The Poezenboot is a canal boat that is staffed by volunteers who care for the stray cats. They are open from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., every day except Wednesday and Sunday. There is no admission charge, but since they are... More
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Nik9609
26 July 2016|
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Response from Safariwoman | Reviewed this property |
No cost, was open between 1 and 3pm, but do buy some of their merchandise and/or give a donation as they fund themselves totally on voluntary contributions. Can be quite busy.
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