Courtesy of The CatBoat, De Poezenboot

Poezenboot, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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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

Craziest Places for Cat Lovers

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

Courtesy of The CatBoat, De Poezenboot

Craziest Places for Cat Lovers

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