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.
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
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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