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Cat from Leiden {Netherlands}

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Just like Amsterdam, Leiden in the Netherlands features a large number of small canals. It's mainly known as a university city and is one of Europe's most prominent scientific research centers. This gives Leiden a bustling and international feel.

Many famous people live or have lived there, including Carice van Houten (Melisandre in Game of Thrones), Albert Einstein, and Rembrandt. However, Leiden's most discussed inhabitant is... a cat.

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Jacco aka Buurtpoes Bledder was the adopted pet of one of the residents of a student house in Leiden. As soon as he was allowed outside, he started roaming the neighborhood around the Nieuwe Rijn, looking for company. He particularly loved the caf├ęs, shops, bars and offices in the historic central district. Many of the managers and customers started posting his adventures on Facebook, and that's how he became a local celebrity


Photos: Marjolein Goes

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  1. Another must see spot for kitty lovers.

    Emma and Buster

  2. What a cute guy and isnhis owner still in the city? I hope so and takes care of him. If he doesn’t, I think the rest of the people will which is good.

  3. Wow! Your post is really great and awesome pictures you captured. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. What a beautiful cat and an amazing setting, wonderful photography.

  5. what a lovely cat and so lovely he has found a home and is welcomed by all #pocolo

  6. That is so cool. What a beautiful cat. #PoCoLo

  7. Keep sharing fun ideas that are a good idea.