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Museum of Bags and Purses

Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 524 6452
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With a collection of more than 4000 bags, purses, trunks, pouches, cases and accessories dating from the late Middle Ages until today, the Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam is the largest of its kind in the world.
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Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 524 6452
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Reviewed 4 days ago

While I did not expect to be interested in this museum, I was quite pleasantly surprised by my visit. So much to see and learn and the exhibits were organized by time periods which made the advent of new styles so much more fascinating to...More

Thank mmeena2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

A week ago I would not have imagined going to a museum of handbags. It turns out this museum is fun and educational and the staff is very friendly. It is not a large museum but the bags and history they represent are interesting even...More

Thank mbrichter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popping in for a visit was a great idea. This gem is very interesting and informative. Plus, they have incredible dining options. And since it will probably rain while you are in Amsterdam, you should get yourself an umbrella here to remind you of your...More

Thank Letsgetgoing3362
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

History of purses started by an antique dealer. The oldest dates from the 15th century. Interesting look at the change from being an object used mainly by men to a fashion statement today. ... oh, and I bought a travel wallet with zippers and a...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely and an interesting museum for all the bag lovers. A beautiful, beautiful cafeteria to enjoy afternoon tea experience. Lovely decor and a beautiful view to the canal. Lovely place!

Thank NinaV_Travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Should be paired up with the Bata shoe museum in Toronto! Some of the exhibits are more art than practical use, but that's the fun of it-the variety of creativity. There is a small cafe for snacks in a beautiful room on the ground floor.

Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good day When visiting a new place we like to see a NEW museum. so this museum was new as not often you can see a museum with bags Me and my husband liked the place - the museum is organised on periods and what...More

Thank mariamarchidanu
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This was actually an interesting history of the original coin purses through today's couture ladies handbags. It is probably more enjoyable for women as purses play a central part in our wardrobes.

Thank onionryder
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We had a museumkaart so we could do that. One has to be into the ‘quirky’ side of Amsterdam to enjoy this place. Given that we had done so much great art — it seemed too commercial to us to be worth the time. No...More

Thank Peregrine1111
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was a tough museum to visit if you are not into handbags. It is located on the Herengracht like a few other smaller museums but still charges the rate the bigger places are charging. It is located opposite the Waldorf Astoria hotel in an...More

Thank joylama
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