Thanks for joining us for this discussion about pets in Amsterdam. Many of you probably already have little buddies of your own, others might be trying to find one, and either way there should be plenty of information here to help you plan how to proceed.
The best Amsterdam pet stores will kick us off. Since they are a good place to buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, and supplies so there is a good chance they are the reason most of you found our blog in the first place
The top animal shelters in your area for dog or cat adoption will follow them up. Dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries near you will be the focus of our next few sections.
Then we will get into grooming spas and dog or cat cafes around town. This city gets a ton of tourists so we will mention some good hotels that allow pets in your area.
As things progress we will also mention the best places for local pet boarding facilities. And we will finish it all off with unfortunate topics like veterinarians and dog or cat cremation services.
There will also be a map to help you figure out which places are closest to your current area. You probably aren’t surprised to hear that we have written many area pet guides for European cities which you can look through at that link if interested.
Best Pet Stores In Amsterdam
These best pet stores in Amsterdam are good places to buy a new puppy or kitten or just get some new toys, food, or supplies:
- 4 Cats Kattenspeciaalzaak at Waterlooplein 179
- Dierenspeciaalzaak 4pets at Rijnstraat 83
- Jumper De diersuper at Eerste Oosterparkstraat 151-155
- Dierenhandel Exotica at Van Woustraat 22
4 Cats Kattenspeciaalzaak is Europe’s largest cat specialty store and there are so many toys that it is impossible to list them all. They also sell an extensive range of food, water fountains, sleeping baskets, litter boxes, pesticide collars and harnesses, combs and brushes, the nicest food and drink bowls, ash jewelry and urns, candies, transport baskets and bags, cat flaps and much more.
Dierenspeciaalzaak 4pets sells a wide range of food and treats, care products and toys. They also offer you a range of information when it comes to your pet.
You will find a huge assortment of products, low prices, great service and advice at Jumper De diersuper. They are the supermarket among local pet shops where you can find everything you need under one roof.
Dierenhandel Exotica carries everything you need for rabbits, exotic animals, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds, dogs, cats, aquariums and terrariums.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
Try going to one of these animal shelters before you decide to go the buying new route:
De Poezenboot is the Netherlands’ cat shelter and the only true animal shelter on a houseboat in the canal belt that has subsequently evolved into a destination of attention and fame around the world. They have a team of highly committed volunteers who help abandoned cats become healthy, sterile, vaccinated, and microchipped before finding them a suitable and loving home.
Stichting Amsterdamse Zwerfkatten caters to cat adoption and also accepts the reporting of stray, injured, or sick cats and kittens. They have a food bank for animals especially for owners who temporarily experience problems in maintaining their animals and can provide products such as food and treats for various types of pets free of charge in addition to microchipping and registration.
An afternoon at one of these dog parks near you will make them as happy as anything:
- Frankendael Park
- Honden uitlaat gebied
These puppy training services should speed up their learning curve:
Nero Dog Training provides a one-of-a-kind service that will lead and support you in developing the bond you and your dog deserve. They provide puppy training as well as behavior training.
Throughout the year Hondenschool Omnia provides courses and guidance. From a puppy course through a basic and beginner course, a follow-up course, purchasing assistance, private sessions, and behavioral therapy, they have it all.
All-natural, nutritious dog cookies that are freshly prepared at CiaoMilton Pup Bakery at Asingaborg 135. Their dog treats are gluten-free and wheat-free and include no additives, salt, sugar, or coloring.
CiaoMilton Pup Bakery wants to indulge your pups on their birthdays, gotcha-days, and holidays, but at the same time they are concerned about their diet.
To get your dog or cat looking their best take them to one of these pet groomers:
All of the employees at Reino Canino Pets Salon are animal enthusiasts. Their professional pet groomers are patient, kind, and dedicated to your little buddies health. They will pamper your dogs with lavish top-of-the-line care products and provide a variety of treatment options including comprehensive pet grooming, washing, shedding control, skin and hair treatment, flea baths, and even a spa and wellness bubble bath.
A large bath for washing the cats, several drying methods, and a vacuum grooming equipment are all available at The Catbarber. They can also prepare your cats for shows and events.
Dagopvang Voor Honden also does cat and dog grooming.
Pet Cafes In Amsterdam
With the launch of Kattencafe Kopjes at Marco Polostraat 211 the Netherlands’ first cat cafe became a reality. Guests pay a four-euro entrance charge and get access to a ‘catuccino’ within an hour and a half of their visit. A nice meal is served in addition to cakes and other treats.
Hotels That Allow Pets
Anyone that is traveling and who needs a hotel that allows pets can try:
- Volkshotel at Wibautstraat 150
- W Amsterdam at Spuistraat 175
- Meininger Hotel at Julianaplein 6
- Amadi Panorama Hotel at IJburglaan 539
Pet Boarding In Amsterdam
These Amsterdam pet boarding services should give them a good nights sleep:
- Dagopvang Voor Honden (DOA) at Ookmeerweg 271
- De Hondencreche S114 at Ijdijk 10
- Betty’s Kattenhotel at Prins Hendrikkade 51
Dagopvang Voor Honden is a great place for your dog, cat, or rabbit to reside as they’ve been taking care of pets in your area for almost a century. DOA also has a veterinarian on staff seven days a week, as well as grooming and pet sitting services.
De Hondencreche S114 provides a variety of dog-related services like daycare, boarding, grooming, training, and behavioral therapy.
Betty’s Kattenhotel offers an all-inclusive, all-inclusive vacation for your cat at their pleasant hotel serving Amsterdam, Zaandam, Purmerend, Krommenie, Wormerveer, Zaandijk, Zaanstad and the surrounding area. Your cats will have fun playing, resting, climbing and of course being petted by their staff.
Best Veterinarians Near You
You can give them the best medical care possible by going to one of the best veterinarians in your area:
- Dierenkliniek Vondelpark at Sophialaan 53
- Dierenkliniek De Wetering at Weteringschans 141
- Dierenkliniek Rivierenbuurt at Rijnstraat 12 H
- Dierenkliniek Amsterdam-Noord at Oudorperstraat 18
- Dierenkliniek De Jordaan at Tweede Goudsbloemdwarsstraat 19
- Medisch Centrum voor Dieren at Isolatorweg 45
In the heart of Amsterdam South you will find the committed and expert veterinarians of Dierenkliniek Vondelpark. They specialize in treating cats, dogs and small pets and they are the first clinic near you to achieve cat friendly clinic gold status on behalf of the International Society of Feline Medicine.
Their super vet team performs dental x-rays, dental remediation, surgical extractions, restorations and root canal treatments. They even provide mobile veterinary assistance in your area with home visits.
Dierenkliniek de Wetering is a local veterinary clinic that treats dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and exotic animals including reptiles, ferrets, rabbits, rats, and more. They maintain the quality of life and resistance to diseases for as long as possible by providing tailored guidance on healthy weight, exercise, dental maintenance, vaccines, and, for example, combatting and preventing worms and fleas. They also offer house calls.
Dierenkliniek Rivierenbuurt offers personalized professional treatment. This means that they hunt for a treatment that is not only beneficial to your animal but also feasible and cheap. They provide dentistry, flea and parasite treatment, and other services.
Dierenkliniek Amsterdam-Noord offers emergency and urgent care, dental procedures, vaccinations, chipping, and other services. Dierenkliniek De Jordaan provides house calls, at-home pet euthanasia, dental care, and other services.
Medisch Centrum voor Dieren is open 24 hours and anyone that needs urgent emergency veterinary care should call them at +31 20 740 0600.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
DUC Dierencrematorium at Kadoelenweg 221 C provides general pet cremation, individual pet cremation with ashes scattering, and individual cremation with an urn. They also do animal burial services where the burial grounds are well-kept lawns fringed with vegetation.
Dierenkliniek de Wetering and Dierenkliniek de Jordaan also provide pet euthanasia. Anyone that needs assistance with lost or found animals in your area should contact Amivedi. You can also see a list of cats that are currently up for adoption at this link.
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Have Fun With Your Pets In Amsterdam
After thinking about all of those pet stores, animal shelters, adoptions, dog parks, puppy trainers, bakeries, groomers, cafes, hotels that allow pets, places to board your dogs or cats, and even veterinarian or cremation services we hope you have a better understanding of the scene.
We would really appreciate it if you could let us know if you noticed anything incorrect, or if you could share your own local pet tricks and tips. Hopefully you have a great time visiting any Amsterdam pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.