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Hey Internet, I Think I Found Your Holy Site

Posted: Apr. 24th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Cat Boat
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Citizens of the internet are known to be smitten with cats, and, with that being the case, this floating cat sanctuary in Amsterdam might just soon become a holy site for netizens to make a trip to.

Most of the cat sanctuaries in the world do not become tourist attractions. Those that do have something unique about them, such as being located in the ruins in Rome, or the former home of Ernest Hemingway in Florida. In Amsterdam the cat sanctuary that draws in the tourist trade is located on a houseboat in the Western Canal Belt.

The mixture of cats and water seems to be counter-intuitive, but that very juxtaposition is exactly a part of the success of the sanctuary. The cats don't seem to even notice the water, but they are well-protected from any chance of taking an unexpected swim.


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