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“an odd one, but fun”
Review of The Cat Cabinet

The Cat Cabinet
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US$68.36*
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I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam
Ranked #117 of 531 things to do in Amsterdam
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Owner description: A museum for cat lovers that features a collection of objects d'art wholly centered around the theme of our feline friends.
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We decided to visit the Cat Museum because it's in one of the canalside merchants' houses, and the other tours of those were far more expensive. And we weren't disappointed - we were able to get a really good idea of the opulence and scale of the inside of these vast homes. The cat museum itself was certainly a bit on the odd side, it basically feels like an extensive personal collection of cat-related memorabilia, some of it very valuable indeed, much very strange, and some genuinely beautiful. It's quite interesting but tucked away in one corner was a sort of shrine to a cat who had once lived on the property, including a bottle of wine he'd been bought and a collection of dollar bills which had been printed with his picture on them. A cautionary exhibit, perhaps, of what can happen if one becomes a little too dependent on one's cats for company.

1  Thank Ross M
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

The Kattenkabinet was a great stop on a rainy day in Amsterdam! The cat memorabelia and the real cats made my day! Also, the museum is inside a real canal house so you can see what one looks like on the inside. It was a really good, relaxing stop. Also, it's just a short walk to the tram as well.

Thank aab1001
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We went here on the spur of the moment and we really happy we did!A fabulous building in its own right-one of those places you think you can do in 5 minutes but the more you look,the more you see.Loved the posters and prints but also the fab paintings.Definitely for the cat mad!

1  Thank KAren L
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

this was a lucky find - it's a compact little museum, out of the way and blissfully quiet compared to the 'bigger' attractions. The collection is varied and fascinating, from Art Nouveau prints to sculptures, postcards and sketches, pottery and jewellery. Perhaps my favourite feature was the desk covered in notes from visitors around the world, sharing the names of their own cats.

It's also really nice to get a feel of what the lovely canalside houses look like from the inside, including a view out onto the gardens. I wasn't lucky enough to meet the resident cats, but I hear they make great tour guides.

Thank monkehsocks
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

After dealing with the crowds at all the mainstream Amsterdam attractions, we were glad to visit the Kattenkabinet. In addition to all the cat-themed artwork, the house itself is very ornate and historic. Check out the restored fresco on the second floor ceiling. And if you're really adventurous, check out the second floor restroom - it's tiny! The quirkiest item we saw there was the Louis Vutton portable litter box that once belonged to J.P. Morgan. There were also some interesting posters for sale in the gift shop - nice unique gifts for cat-loving friends back home!

Thank Velvet D
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