The Catboat (De Poezenboot) is a refuge for stray and abandoned felines floating on Amsterdam’s picturesque Singel canal.
De Poezenboot has taken measures to enable a safe visit. Buy your tickets in advance and prepare your visit well. Check the link for more information
Floating animal sanctuary
Founded in 1966 to give shelter and sanctuary to cats in Amsterdam, the Catboat is now famous with cat lovers all around the world.Over the years the Catboat has been expanded and refurbished to provide high-quality accommodation for stray and abandoned kitties, which meets all the requirements for a modern animal sanctuary. The Catboat welcomes visitors every afternoon from 13:00 – 15:00, except for Wednesdays and Sundays when the cats can enjoy some downtime. Donations are gladly received, as are unwanted cat toys, old newspapers and accessories.