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Craziest Places for Cat Lovers

Craziest Places for Cat Lovers: Poezenboot

Courtesy of The CatBoat, De Poezenboot

Poezenboot, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Cats and water don’t usually mix well, yet this floating cat sanctuary on Amsterdam’s Herengracht canal has proven a grand success. Founded in 1966 by a local legend named Henriette van Weelde—who took in stray cats and eventually moved them onto a houseboat in the canal—the floating barge has become a tourist attraction, drawing cat lovers and the curious alike. Visitors can volunteer, donate, or adopt. poezenboot.nl —Emma Sloley

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