The Pussy Boat, and Two More Amsterdam Spots for Cat Lovers
All this week, traveler and writer Lilit Marcus will share her favorite unique spots in Amsterdam, a city Jaunted can never get enough of.
The Dutch have a reputation for spoiling their pets. If youíre a cat lover, or simply a pictures-of-cats-on-with-funny-messages-on-them lover, Amsterdam has some spots where you can indulge your feline appreciation. Here's three kittytastic spots not to miss:
· The Cat Boat (Poezenboot ("pussy boat"))
A cruise along Amsterdamís canals is recommended for any visitor. However, it isnít just people who live in the houseboats dotting the watersthereís a special one reserved just for stray cats. The boat/animal sanctuary is located on the Singel canal. Though you canít go on the boat, you can enjoy the view of cats playing on the roof and in the windows.
· The Cat Art Museum (Kattenkabinet)
Painter Leonor Fini loved cats. She really loved cats. She loved cats so much that they were often the subject of her works, many of which are collected at this small and charming Amsterdam museum. The museum also highlights kitty-themed works by other artists as well as a shop where you can pick up a poster for your cat-loving friend back home.
· Cats & Things
This Jordaan shop is run by a cat breeder named Ine and her cat named Annabel. Here you can pick up any kind of kitty-themed souvenir imaginable and ask for advice about how to keep your cat from clawing the furniture. Talk about multitasking!
One of the cats that lives at the Kattenkabinet