The Cat Cabinet, a Cat Museum in Amsterdam
I'm not exactly a cat afficionada, but this museum was a pleasant surprise. It was founded by Bob Meijer, to commemorate his beloved J.P. Morgan. Not the famous American Banker, but a cuddly, red tubby who lived with him from 1966 till 1983.
The collection on the first floor of this impressive canal house, shows you the role of our feline friend played in art, religion, culture and advertisement. There are paintings and sketches of famous artists such as Rembrandt, Picasso and Manet, and not so famous artists like Van Der Steen.
There are lots of other quirky cat artefacts like a pinball machine with porcelain cats, Grizabella's costume from the musical cats and poems written by famous Dutch authors on the ornate mirros in each room. Feline themed of course. Apparently there are still four cats living on the premises, available for unlimited petting, but unfortunately they didn't make an appearance when I was there.
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