Amsterdam is to get its own cat cafe, where people can go for coffee and to stroke a cat, thanks to a crowdfunding campaign.
The cafe, named Kopjes, will open in the Baarsjes district west of the city centre on April 22, news website Nu.nl reports.
The cat cafe concept originated in Taiwan in 1998 and since then cat petting cafes have opened in New York, London, Paris and other cities.
The café will have eight resident cats, chosen from the city’s two animal shelters. Customers will pay a €3 entrance fee, entitling them to two hours of cat entertainment.
In total, 975 people contributed a total of €33,000 to make the cafe a reality, Nu.nl reports.
The cats are the often indifferent stars of the show that is the newly opened
Cutie Cats Cafe in Kemang, South Jakarta. (JG Photos/Lisa Johanna)
Rino Kakinuma, 7, plays with toy poodles, beagles and a golden retriever
at the Dog Heart cafe in Tokyo, February 22, 2015 (AFP Photo/Yoshikazu Tsuno)