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Unique and lovely

Such an unusual setting for a cat rescue centre, on a boat on the canal. There was a fairly long... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Such an uplifting part of my trip to Amsterdam!

Before visiting Amsterdam I had found about about the cat boat and got super excited and couldn’t... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darwen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such an unusual setting for a cat rescue centre, on a boat on the canal. There was a fairly long queue when I got there just before it opened which shows how much affection people have for cats. Even though it seems like it's becoming...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before visiting Amsterdam I had found about about the cat boat and got super excited and couldn’t wait to visit! My experience was so lovely I couldn’t fault, didn’t have to wait long to come visit all the beautiful cats and the lady was lovely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mandd95
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Poezenboot should be supported more by the government. It is run by people with a big heart who are constantly finding ways to help, shelter and take care of cats that don't have a home. If Amsterdam didn't have any cats, the city would've...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susanne P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to see some cats, they all seem quite friendly. The staff are also friendly and helpful. Be sure to make a donation to help care for these cats :)

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank crashloaded
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I visited and were so overwhelmed with the cats. Beautiful babies and such lovely staff and volunteers strive to look after the cats. Such an amazing job. Although it costs nothing to visit pay a donation. We gave €20 which is nothing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank I787DPcarolineg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amsterdam is a cat city; they are mousers and beloved friends to their owners and customers of businesses with "shop cats." A surreal experience is visiting one of the city's sex shops packed with leather harnesses, lingerie, and painful-looking toys...and a cat sitting on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tyler T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Such a unique place. The staff here are wonderful. They really are doing a great job taking care of the cats. I think that it is a must stop for all animal lovers. We really enjoyed spending time with the cats. We were happy to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RickW04
Reviewed 14 January 2019

I will start off by saying I love cats. So I was super excited to go. Do be cautious of the hours, they are not open often, as I'm sure the cats get tired of people. Some tips/warnings. When I went a lot of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank concon55
Reviewed 9 January 2019

The houseboat clearly caters to the cats rather than the tourists - the way it should be! We've been to similar 'cat cafes' in asia before, which were more comfortable for humans, but not as great for the cats. If you're looking to cuddle some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Linda R
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Very cool little boat with many cats chilling out in various corners. Some like attention, some are bosses, whilst the remaining as philosophers! If you have left your cat at home while you holiday in Amsterdam and miss your cat, this place may be able...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
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and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
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of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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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
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.
Mandy W
19 February 2015|
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Response from BG_1919 | Reviewed this property |
See my review - closed Wed and Sun - open 13.00 - 15.00 on the other days