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De Poezenboot

Singel 38 G, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 8794
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"Cat Lady" must do.

This was on both grandma and granddaughter's list. It is only open for a couple hours daily but not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lake Stevens, Washington
via mobile
A must for cat lovers!

This was a must-see for me here, never heard of anything like this before. It's only open between... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“cat boat” (25 reviews)
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Singel 38 G, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 625 8794
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was on both grandma and granddaughter's list. It is only open for a couple hours daily but not on Wednesday or Sunday. It is a cat shelter on a house boat, and they let you visit the cats. (FOR A FEE).

Thank jcowper
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a must-see for me here, never heard of anything like this before. It's only open between 1pm and 3pm and I got there just before 1 and there was already a queue. Also they don't let too many in at once so you...More

Thank Jencardiff123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I first visited this shelter 25 years ago on a trip to Amsterdam with my grandmother. I am not sure if it was on the single or some where else. It is a small boat with an inside and outside. Some cats are free to...More

Thank sunfish8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cats here were clearly well loved and there is opportunity to buy poezenboot merch to support this excellent venture!

Thank justliketetris
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We had an amazing time here! The cats were all clean, as well as their living conditions, and the volunteers all friendly. It was obvious that they cared deeply for the cats, which is important. The cats were very friendly, apart from a few which...More

1  Thank Tina C
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We love cats so we enjoyed it. It's a tight spot with lots of cats. The cats for adoption are caged and the cats running around are alley cats. The alley cats will not be cuddled. You can definitely pat some and they are really...More

1  Thank Neil J
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The cat boat is easily accessible, near the city center and the Centraal train station. When we arrived, there were around 15-20 cats on the boat, most of them eating or sleeping or roaming around. They have access to a small outdoor area, which is...More

Thank andreasfcb
Reviewed 3 June 2017

What a fabulous job this lady has done, I have never seen so many activity centres for cats. They were huge. It was very clean and there were a lot of cats there. The cats were really happy and we played with a few of...More

1  Thank Sportscar7
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We decided to check this place out after visiting a coffee shop- What could be better than playing with animals a little high? The cats roaming around on the boat were permanently living on the boat, that cats in cages were up for adoption. The...More

1  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is a boat that is also a cat shelter! According to the volunteer staff, the cats are ones that may need a bit more "socialization" or are hard to adopt for some other reason. The fact that the boat is an attraction for locals...More

Thank caroljschan
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically
significant as it is perennially popular. Whether
you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast,
shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the
Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
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26 July 2016|
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