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De Poezenboot

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Address: Singel 38 G, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 625 8794
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A must for cat mad types!

Lovely little experience during our Amsterdam trip. Open 1-3 (not Wed). You can go aboard and see/interact with a group of cats that live on the boat permanently -and see a range... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Lovely little experience during our Amsterdam trip. Open 1-3 (not Wed). You can go aboard and see/interact with a group of cats that live on the boat permanently -and see a range of cats/kittens looking for rehoming. Its a charity -so although its free donations are welcome. On the Singel canal.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

A canal boat for cats-what more could a cat want? These rescue cats are well cared for by a devoted team of volunteers, so please leave a few euros donation. Some cats are very friendly while others run away, you know who wants a pat! The volunteers are very friendly and informative. This place has been running for 50 years-yet... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We loved seeing all the cats! They moved around freely and were very friendly. They are well taken care of and loved! It was a heart-warming experience, and we are so glad the houseboat is there to provide sanctuary to such lovely cats. Do visit!!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Poezenboot (catboat) is located on the Singel a short walk from Amsterdam Centraal. The concept is quite simple a cat refuge with a twist i.e. it is a moored houseboat. It is easy to find and accessed via a short set of stairs to the boat (care if wet). There is an enclosed reception for security to keep the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Small boat full of rescued cats. They all had different personalities, some shy, but mostly friendly. They had a kitten too when we were there, it was so playful! Many other cats were too when prompted, which is easy as they have many toys laying around. They accept donations and sell some merchandise.

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a must for cat lovers. The chance to stroke some friendly cats and help a charity. The opening times are limited so you will need to plan your visit, but it is worth it. Most cats are friendly and it is nice to see them in a cared for environment. There are a few grumpy individuals (feline) but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We heard about the pussy boat while we were in Amsterdam for the weekend, and decided to check it out. I've been to some cat cafés (there is an *excellent* one in Vilnius, Lithuania, highly recommended) so the idea of a canal boat full of kitties sounded right up my alley. It doesn't disappoint, you can get up close and... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

A great idea, use tourists and the lure of cats to make money to support the project. This place was super close to the city centre and easy to find for a quick pop in. Admission is free but they ask for donations. The place is kept clean with lots of places for the cats to roam or hide. Most... More 

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

If you are a cat lover like me then you will miss your kitties when you are on hols so this is a great place to visit, You can meet the cats and have a little stroke and play and give a donation to this very worthy cause.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is a small canal boat turned into a cat shelter. The animals seemed very well taken care of and healthy. The workers were very nice and put the animals best interest first. Stop in for a visit and leave any donation. No animal lover should miss this!!!

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