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De Poezenboot

Singel 38 G, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 8794
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Purfect!

This place is great a cat sanctuary on the water with all sorts of little characters in there some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
reeceyb
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Not for me, but very cool!

Unfortunately, i'm allergic to cats, and didn't risk spending enough time on the boat... But my... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
lewandsoph
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Singel 38 G, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great a cat sanctuary on the water with all sorts of little characters in there some moody some lovely some playful and some just fluffy! Well worth a stop in your day!

Thank reeceyb
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Unfortunately, i'm allergic to cats, and didn't risk spending enough time on the boat... But my girlfriend did, and loved it! It's a must for cat lovers!

Thank lewandsoph
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

it is small, but oh so adorable! You get to pet cats and ask about them. They are well taken care of. These are street and abandoned cats that are looking for new homes. We gladly left a donation after a short visit.

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

It's exactly what it sounds like. A canal boat full of cats. Entry is by donation, so you can choose what to pay. Definitely something different to do from the usual touristy rigmarole.

Thank kdm852
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

If you are a cat lover, just go, my wife is, and she loved it...the history behind is very nice, every cat there were a street cat someday, and know they have food, care and can be happy!

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

OMG!!! My husband found this online and told me to go and I am so happy I did!!!! It is a Cat Ladies paradise!!! They take donations and give them a few Euro. The boat is small. The cats are kept happy and cozy. They...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Hi! The cat boat was easy to find and close to central station. It was very small and crammed but the cats all had beds and access to outside & fresh air, they seem happy and cared for. I love cats but wouldn't say I...More

Thank _megsiedoh
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Me and my housemate visited De Poezenboot, there is no entry fee but they have a donations box.. so don’t be cheap 😂 once your in the main room the cats are sitting on little shelves under their cages just everywhere and they can go...More

Thank KateEmiily
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This was the first and last place I wanted to see because these cats have such a personality that gives a peace of mind....they are so free to walk jump and rub against you it was such a pleasure to see this....I get worried that...More

Thank Tisha C
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

A very creditable organisation housing strays. I was amazed to find a queue to go on board but the numbers are restricted so as 2 or 4 leave 2 or 4 are allowed on. Disappointing number of cats but many tired (or frightened) of the...More

Thank Roger S
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Nik9609
27 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
27 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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Mandy W
20 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
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