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If you like cats - go say hi

With room for 50 cats, this boat is a feline heaven. The opening hours are short, but entrance is... read more

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AndersBK
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Silkeborg, Denmark
Great cats and Friendly people!

I live in The Netherlands currently and I have a niece who LOVES cats and she came to visit and we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
PatriciaBell1
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today

With room for 50 cats, this boat is a feline heaven. The opening hours are short, but entrance is free. Go have a chat with some friendly cats and voulenteers. We saw two cats and two swans hiss at each other - great fun. Leave...More

Thank AndersBK
Reviewed 2 days ago

I live in The Netherlands currently and I have a niece who LOVES cats and she came to visit and we had a trip to Amsterdam. During this visit, I decided to go to TheCatBoat as I knew she would enjoy this and I was...More

Thank PatriciaBell1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting to do something totally different from the ordinary tourist things. If you love cats or animals in general, you should pay a visit. I just love people who do things like this volontarily, we need them and the animals do so indeed!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really just a small cat rescue that happens to be on a boat, but if you're a cat fancier and want to support a good cause, it's worth a donation of your choice to see inside and snuggle a few cats. Nice people...More

Thank Veblen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic idea and boat A cat rescue boat with cats on board that are residents and several that they are trying to re home You have to queue as the boat is popular and very small so only a certain number of people are...More

Thank Gemma H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an interesting place to visit! Only open between 1 and 3 PM, so get there right at opening, they only allow 4-5 people in at a time. They are closed Wednesday and Saturday. Unique places to cats to find a new home. They are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we visited the Kattin Kabinet, we were told about this place, a houseboat that has been turned into a floating cat sanctuary. It is only open between 1 pm and 3 pm and closed on Wednesdays and Sundays and there were queues when we...More

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I heard about this and had to visit. Note that their hours are super limited. There was a surprisingly long line, but it was totally worth it. The cats inside were so cute! The setup seems great for them, and if it helps some of...More

Thank number2cac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you can donate when you enter (it's optional but who wouldn't donate!) then walk through the door to where the cats are. Majority were asleep so we wouldn't dare wake them up, I find it so rude when people do that to animals! The cats...More

Thank CupcakeChan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interesting way to see a barge and get a cat fix! They appear to be doing good work! Some of the cats are ‘residents’ and others are up for adoption! BY DONATION !

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Nik9609
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
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Nik9609
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.
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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
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