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Online marketplace for unique and rare objects selected by experts.


Catawiki hosts weekly auctions for collectors. Examples of past items we have auctioned off include a lock of Napoleon’s hair, a mammoth skeleton, various large meteorites, and the most expensive Lego set ever produced. In 2015, Catawiki won the Deloitte Fast500 as Europe's fastest growing company. Every month, our website is visited millions of times by registered users worldwide. Although we only started a few years ago, our mission to make special objects available to everyone is already becoming a reality. Catawiki's offices across Europe house a dynamic, fast-growing and open organisation. Catawiki has a real ‘hands-on’ mentality, with a casual and friendly atmosphere. We share a strong team-spirit, and all of our inspired employees use their own unique talents and skills to make sure we offer only the very best in online auctions. We are very proud to be the first Benelux company to have received an investment from famous investors Accel Partners and Lead Edge Capital (first venture capital investors in Facebook, as well as Dropbox, Spotify, and Alibaba).

Primary Company Info

Assen, Netherlands
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Classifieds - Horizontal
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NC Company Overview

Catawiki is an online auction site with a focus on curated rare and exceptional lots. It holds categorized weekly auctions for a wide range of valuable, collectible and unusual items, such as modern and classical art, sports memorabilia, bullion, diamonds, vinyl records, wine, models, vintage train sets, international objects and curios, and classic cars. Users can register to either buy or sell their items, and some lots open bidding at as low as one pound or euro. Catawiki, operating in areas like auctions, e-commerce, internet, antiques and retail, uses expert curators to ensure that it can buy and sell rare and highly valued items knowledgeably and safely. Over 50,000 lots are sold by these experts in the average week on Catawiki, across a broad range of categories. Catawiki also has a central catalogue containing over 2.3 million items, which members can use to keep track of their own collections. Catawiki, based in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands was launched in 2008, and has grown to be an important hub for collectors of antiques, classic cars, rare coins, stamps, wine, art, books, jewellery, curios and other unusual or highly sought after items from all over the world, allowing people to buy and sell special items at auction internationally.