Many buildings in Amsterdam are old. And they have a “native population”, that survives transfer of ownership. To help deal with this, it is not unusual for restaurants to employ “peace keepers” of the four-legged sort.
I recently met Mavis:
Mavis was not above supplementing her rodent-chasing diet with handouts from the restaurant’s kitchen:
While I’m not naming the restaurant above, it should be noted that I have actually seen mice running across the floor in a (different) restaurant in Amsterdam, and Mavis was not the first resto-cat I’d encountered in that city. Sometime back in 2003, I met this “greeter”:
Double-duty mouser & maitre d’? 😉