Dear fellow cat lovers,
If you’re ever in Amsterdam, do yourselves a favour and stop by our (currently) one and only cat café: Kopjes.
I went here a few weeks ago with a good friend and fellow cat lover, and we had a really enjoyable afternoon in this cosy little café, with cat-themed art, books and games.
And of course the main attractions: the cats themselves!
Kopjes was launched after a successful crowdfunding campaign, and houses 8 cats picked from two different shelters in Amsterdam. The cats have everything they need or could ever want in the café , including lots of things to climb on, play with, sleep on/in and a private area if they want some alone time.
It’s a small space, so you’ll have to book in advance. It also has a very nice, mellow atmosphere and is just a good place to chill for a few hours and take a break from city life. And interact with some cats, of course! It’s a bit on the outskirts of the city, but totally walkable in good weather and decent shoes. And I always find that part of the charm of Amsterdam is just walking around looking at the people, houses, canals and of course bikes. But you can also get a bus or tram to a nearby stop from Amsterdam Centraal.
My friend and I didn’t actually get to pet any cats, which is probably because we were too engrossed in our conversation, and because I unwisely chose to seat us at a table rather than in a sofa. We saw a lady in one of the sofas with a cat in her lap. And we both really enjoyed our visit and will certainly come here again. For cats and for cake! I had a seriously mouthwatering, dense, chocolatey salted caramel brownie, and my friend had a delicious red velvet cake.
They also serve bread with cheese and some other toppings if you should require something more substantial. And of course nice tea and coffee and hot chocolate.
Tot zo, Kopjes!
About the author:
Sarah lives in the Netherlands with one man and three cats (MissChief, Spike and Whisky). She writes about cats, food, books and life as a highly sensitive person, amongst other things.