Petsitter in Amsterdam

My name is Marieke, since 2008 starting a cat/petsit service in Amsterdam.I have a lovely red cat myself, Yello. Me or my petsitters can take care of your cat, guinea pig, dog, hamster, fish, canary, rabbit or any other pet, while you are on holiday, a weekend off, even when you have to do overlabour.

The qualities of IKPASOPJOUWKAT
– Your pet stays relaxed at home,so experiences no stress with bringing to a guest house
– Your pet doesn’t get mixed with other pets, so no risk of getting sick
-When you are from home, we give your pet/cat food, drinking, we clean the litterbox/cage, and give them lots of love (caressing, playing, kissing)!
-You don’t need to ask your neighbours, friends, relatives anymore
-We give your cat/pet real quality time, we take our time, at least half an hour a day.
-We are all real cat/petlovers, so we know what they like, what their behaviour is like, what toys they like, etc
– We know how to give medication, we will recognize sicknesses or strange behavior in an early stage, and if needed we can go to the vet.
– We can recognize behaviour problems with cats and if needed we can give you an advise for this.

We will be glad to make an appointment with you, to meet you and your cat/pet!

How it works
For taking care of your pet, we use the following method:

  1. First go to “booking petsitter  to fill in the form for your petsit-request.
    Ofcourse you can als give me a call first.
  2. Marieke will check if she or one of the other petsitters can take care of your pet.
    You will get a confirmation by email.
  3. If we can do the petsitting, we’ll make an appointment for an intake/introduction.
  4. Before meeting we will ask you to fill out some more information about your pet(s)on our intakeform.We ask you to fill out things like food, behaviour, emergency telephone numbers and any other business which should be taken care of prior to the catsitting period.
  5. If we meet for the intake we talk through this information so that we are clear of all the arrangements for the care of your pet/cat(s).
  6. If you are happy with the arrangement after the intake appointment, you can give us the key straight away or drop it at our house prior to your holiday
  7. Through the e-mail we send you a confirmation / invoice 1 week prior to departure. The payment must be paid before entering the petsitperiod
  8. During the petsitting we stay with your pet half an hour each time. But as well, there remains plenty of quality time for playing, petting, sitting on the lap, combing or just keep your pet company.
  9. At the end of the cat sitting period, we always leave a little report to let you know how we’ve gotten on.

Areas of work
We work in the following zones/districts of Amsterdam:

Stadsdelen West binnen-de- ringroad A10

Centrum (from Rokin/Leidsestraat/Overtoom different fee, see below)
Bos en Lommer

Stadsdelen Outside West (different fee, see also “fees”) :

Centrum (from Rokin/Leidsestraat/Overtoom)
Oost/ IJburg

Fees (incl. 21% vat)

free (if you become customer we are charging 6,50 one-time)
2nd meeting (new house, pet, petsitter)
7,50 euro
1 pet 30 min
12,95 euro a day
Each additional pet
2 euro extra per day
from the 3rd pet
1 euro extra per day
10% discount
Walking the dog (an hour walk)
15 euro per day
Huggin arrangement 1 hour
1 pet 20, 2 pets 22,50 euro
Playing arrangement  30 min
 same as 30 min fee (see above)
2x a day
 2x 30 min fee, 2nd time 10% discount
Housesitting (incl overnight stay)
35 euro a day
plants and post
Vacuuming (just cat areas)
7,50 euro per day
Watering garden or large balcony/rooftop
6,50 euro per day
Key collecting/returning
6,50 euro
Visiting the vet (excluding vets fee)
25 euro
Getting extra food/litter or medication
6,50 euro (excl costs products)
2,00 euro per day

* Lastminute fee: Bookings before/in schoolholidays of 7 days or less in advance
a 15% surcharge applies/ Outside holidays: this fee is 10%.
* If a cancellation is made within 7 days of the arranged start date of the cat-sitting period, a 20% Administration Cost will be due. If the catsitting is canceled during the catsitperiod: no money will be returned in the first two canceled days, from the 3rd day a voucher will be made (1 year valid) .
* There is an additional charge for Bank Holidays (feestdagen) of € 6.50 per day
*click here for terms& conditions

About me

My name is Marieke, I’m 48 years old and live in Westerpark, Amsterdam. I trained as a Cultural Anthropologist and Social Worker but in September 2007 left my job in the education department of the council. I wanted to find a job where I could indulge my passion!

I grew up in a house with cats and other pets and for years have my own, Yello. After having my own troubles finding someone trustworthy to look after my cats whilst I was on holiday (and usually relying on an army of family and friends) I decided I could take good care of cats whilst there owners were on holiday, not just feed and leave. So in 2008 I started my own petcaring company.

Together with my boyfriend Erik we have a lovely son Rowan, he’s 5 years old.
My boyfriend Erik is also having his own business, as an vegetarian cook, organising all kinds of vegetarian/ecologic cookingfestivities/caterings. Check for more information:


Our team of petsitters

The following ladies take care of your pet with lots of love!
Marieke gets the bookings made via the website .
Then she checks who in that neighbourhood could petsit .
Marieke or one of these ladies will be happy to come to meet you and to petsit .

We work together as a team . That means that sometimes we together take care of your pet . And also, we are each other’s backup if times of vacations or illness .
We endeavors to the same keepers at the same address .


Marieke is trustworthy and super-caring. An exceptional cat-sitter

We are so happy with her! She is trustworthy, professional and has given our cats exceptional care whilst we were away.

Marieke is completely trustworthy, very caring and love cats! You can see how much attention she gives the cats. I explained that our cats needed lots of attention and you can see that they definitely got it!

I was so happy with Marieke, everything was lovely and tidy when I got home and she is clearly crazy about cats!
We are so glad with Marieke taking great care of our rabbits when we are away. Sun, rain, snow, Marieke or her assistant are taking good care of the rabbitsisters. They can walk free in the garden, and are always staying in a clean hutch.

We trust Marieke with our 18 year old cat!
Catsitter Marieke is Super!! She has looked after my cats now a few times and the care is exceptional. But the more important than anything else is that the cats are super relaxed when I get home.

I am so happy with Marieke. After some unpleasant experiences – with housesitters who leave my house untidy and cat sitters who have completely overfed the cats. Marieke is friendly, trustworthy and most importantly, my cats love her too!

Marieke is great! My cat is a nervous old thing but took to Marieke instantly! Marieke is very professional with the intake meeting – a complete list of details to collect, things that I would never think of – contact details for your vet etc. In short, a star!!

In the media:
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You receive as a customer 4 times a year our Newsletter:
information about cats and pets, funny, learning, going-out tips like movies, ect
If you click here, and after that press the translate button you can read it in your own language

Special Gifts
Are you searching for a really special gift?
Please take a look at:
* a drawing of your pet
* giftbooks of cats
* giftvoucher for petsitting


New home for your cat/pet
If you are searching a new home for your cat, maybe I can help you matching, by placing a request on my website, check ‘nieuw baasje gezocht” .

For questions, comments or information I can be contacted on:

Telephone: 06-49662752
bankaccount: IBAN NL08 TRIO 0338459472  t.n.v. Wie Waagt Wie Wint te Amsterdam
Kamer van Koophandel 34293269

vegetarian/biological cooking/catering (my boyfriend Erik).
Every wednesday and 2nd Friday of the month a great 3 course meal for 8,50 euro!
Zaal 100, De Wittenstraat 100, Westerpark, T: 06-40755695