Since 1968, this feline-friendly accommodation on an Amsterdam houseboat has been rescuing cats in need! Normally open to visitors on a donations basis, it has had to remain closed to the public much of this year. But we can help! We’ve been granted special access to film inside, and to meet with the cats! The guide will be donating 100% of their earnings from the tour to the Catboat Foundation.
Lee was born into a Dutch family but grew up mainly in Toronto Canada. Trained as a ballet dancer, she left the stage to travel and work around the world, having visited over 100 countries so far. She has been working as a professional Amsterdam guide and boat captain since 2009, and loves to share her knowledge of Dutch history, fun anecdotes, and importantly, of where the best food is!
Lee has been guiding since Aug 2009
Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Amsterdam with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Amsterdam. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.
Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
21 March 2021
I loved this tour!! And it was good to see Lee was enjoying it as much as us. I will definitely look out for her tours again. Thank you! x
Cynthia (Baltimore, Maryland, USA) W.
18 March 2021
Great tour. This was a total treat.
15 March 2021
This was such a lovely, special tour. I felt so lucky be able to visit the beautiful cat sanctuary and meet some of the wonderful staff and residents there! What a fantastic organisation!
15 March 2021
As a fellow cat mummy, I loved this trip!!!! I have visited cat cafes, but never seen a cat boat!!! Can't wait to visit in real life one day. Thank you for organising this and I am so happy that so much money was raised.
14 March 2021
What a wonderful charity this houseboat for cats is. Such great work - and thank YOU for showing us the inside and all the “guests”!!
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