Amsterdam has a whole host of fascinating museums to visit, but perhaps lesser known is the KattenKabinet: a cat lover’s dream. Dedicated entirely to cats, it is home to a large collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures and other art forms. This includes works by Picasso and Rembrandt, as well as other famous artists throughout history.
The KattenKabinet, or Cat Cabinet, was created in memory of museum curator Bob Meijer’s cat. After the passing of his beloved feline J.P. Morgan, Meijer started collecting all sorts of cat-themed art and memorabilia. It wasn’t long before the collection became a museum, and he soon opened the bottom floors of his 17th century townhouse to cat lovers everywhere.
This unique museum is a truly special place, with its opulent interiors and real life cats roaming free around the space.
KattenKabinet offers the option to book a guided tour for no more than eight people, which takes place before the museum opens to the rest of the public. On the tour you’ll learn even more about the history of this marvellous collection, and get to explore the space with nearly no one else around.
Tickets cost 10 euros per adult (student tickets cost 5 euros, kids go free). Tickets must be booked via the KattenKabinet website, as you can’t buy them at the door.