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De Poezenboot - The cat boat
The " Poezenboot" is a houseboat that was converted into a cat asylum.
It all started when Mr.s van Weelde living at the Herengracht found a stray cat mother and her kittens and started care for the cat family. Soon after other cats were adopted.
In 1968 a first boat was bought and transformed into an asylum for cats. Mrs. van Weelde still had a number of cats in her house. This situation lasted a decade.
A second boat was bought and converted in 1971. In 1979 the first boat was replaced by a special build "ark" boat, the present main cat asylum location.
In 1987 the management was taken over by a newly founded society, "Stichting De Poezenboot".
In 2001 the boat was renovated completely.
Address: Singel 38G - 1015 AB Amsterdam
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I notices many cafes and restaurants have pet cats. The fuzzy friends would welcome you as you walk in to have a meal. Most of them are sweet and let you pet them. Cats would barely ask you for food. they would rather warm under lamp or seat by window and watch Amsterdammers.
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I loved the idea about this boat. All stray cats are brough here if they are not adopted and here they can live in harmony (hopefully) untill it is time for them to depart to the other side.
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