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Cat Museum (Kattenkabinet)

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Herengracht 497, 1017 BT Amsterdam

Tuesday to Friday: 10am - 4pm

Saturday and Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

+31 20 626 53 78

Adults: €5 ($5.82)

Children aged 4 to 12: €2.50 ($2.91)

Tram 16 Tram 24 Tram 25 to Keizersgracht (Vijzelstraat) (217yds)
Tram 1 Tram 2 Tram 5 to Koningsplein (256yds)
Tram 4 Tram 9 Tram 14 Tram 16 Tram 24 Tram 25 Night Bus 355 Night Bus 357 to Muntplein (293yds)
The Great Cat Attack at the Kattenkabinet

This unusual museum is dedicated to artworks involving cats. For people who love cats, it's a must see but for those who hate them, this is probably one place to be avoided.

The small museum consists of paintings, sculptures, objects d'art and photographs, all featuring cats. Two of the more famous paintings involving cats are by two of the world's most famous artists - Picasso and Rembrandt.

There are even live cats wandering around this quaint canal house. The museum does not delve into the history of cats or how the various breeds have evolved, rather it is really only interested in showcasing the art and culture surrounding cats.

The museum is located beside the Herengracht, in a beautiful canal house constructed in the early 17th century. It is tastefully furnished with antique furniture and also incorporates a souvenir shop, which once again sells items with a cat theme.

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Dutch cat lover William Meijer opened the museum in 1990. It is spread over the two lower floors of the building, with the upper floors still occupied by the owner.


Cat Museum (Kattenkabinet) Reviews

chris lane feller, knew the meijers in Russia

What a gem of a place! I last visited in 1996 or 1997. An absolute must to visit whether you love cats or not. Now live in Portland, Maine. Come visit Barbara!

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