The Catboat

Special donors week up to and including 22 June

Special donors week

SPECIAL DONORS WEEK up to and including 22 June

Our new Catboat is there, still with some problems, but she is now located in the Singel. And that wouldn't have been possible without the help of our donors and Poezenboot friends, from all over the world!

We would like to thank everyone for the support and that is why this special week: up to and including 22 June we invite all our donors and Poezenboot friends to come by and see the new Poezenboot. You can visit us between 12.00 and 16.00.

You don't need to make a reservation, you can just drop by. Just better not to come all at once! Keep in mind that the boat is not very big and people may have to wait a while. That is why we have chosen to be open several days in the hope that no one has to wait outside.

We provide something to drink and something sweet with it. There will also be a market where you can pick up all kinds of things and maybe even more.

We hope we can thank many people for their help and we will make it a very nice week. If you would like more information, please call us, see you soon :)

Welcome at the Catboat

The Catboat is the one and only animal sanctuary that literally floats. A refuge for stray and abandoned cats which, thanks to its unique location on a houseboat in Amsterdam's picturesque canal belt, has also become a place where people want to go. 

Water and cats...

Most cats hate water. But ours learn to love living on it. After all, we have been keeping their feet dry since 1968.

Since that time the Catboat has developed into a modern and professional sanctuary providing tender loving care to countless cats.

On this site you can find out how we came to be here and the rest of our history. You will also meet some of our cats. And, as well as this virtual introduction, you can find details of where and when you can visit us for real!

Entrance is free, but with a donation you make the cats and us very happy. We do not receive any subsidy. it sounds cliché, but it's true: without your donation and support we wouldn't stay afloat! Nowadays, you have to book a day and time online on our website. We hope to see you soon.