The Cat Cabinet, Amsterdam

The Cat Cabinet, Amsterdam

If you are a cat person and just adore the feline, The Cat Cabinet must not be missed. But don’t let that be the only reason to visit this amusing museum. Located on the banks of the Herengracht Canal, the Cat Cabinet is housed in one of the most opulent areas of the city.

The structure that now houses the Cat Cabinet has stood its ground since the early 17th century and seen many elite families of merchants, mayors and ambassadors come and go.

For years the building housed important and noteworthy people but it was only after its purchase by Bob Meijer that the fate of the building got sealed as a Museum. Meijer purchased the structure in 1985 and restored it to make it home for him and his 5 feline house mates.

The building was converted into The Cat Cabinet in 1990 in remembrance of Bob’s favorite pet John Piermont Morgan, a red tom cat named after a US banker. The museum boasts a collection of paintings, photographs, sculptures, posters and drawings that are dedicated strictly to cats. The museum is a fun visit with the exhibits displayed in a manner that makes you understand and appreciate the affection and love that Meijer had towards his cats.

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Sight Name: The Cat Cabinet
Sight Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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