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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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  • Average9%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 524 6452
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent a good half hour looking at all the bags and purses (only because we didn't have a lot of time) and were surprised to see sections for sports bags and a mens section as well as a travel section. All very well displayed....More

Thank Alida R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last year went to the shoe museum in Toronto, so this year needed to see the bag and purse museum. So glad we stopped, spent far more time than in the spread sheet for the activity. Great displays, audio recording really helps. The garden was...More

Thank SFBzoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great little museum with bags of every description, old to more recent very nicely displayed. Some are intricately hand made with 100's of small beads with some lovely designs on them. You can get and audio set that tells you in more...More

Thank 2Bedfords
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to go visit the museum on a whim and discovered a beautiful art and collection that we had never even thought of before. We were awed by the creativity and dedication of the founders and the beauty and craftsmanship of the purses. I...More

1  Thank Kira T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a hidden gem - both because of the museum and the tea room. But, before I elaborate... if you do not enjoy fashion or learning about the history of fashion (handbags specifically), then you will probably not enjoy this museum. First off,...More

Thank BooII
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just perfect for a girls day out! Exploring the history of bags and purses in a very lovely atmosphere.

Thank ktrosti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is in a beautiful multi story house close to Rembrandtplein. There are beaded bags, straw, plastic, silk, wood, leather and luggage thru the ages, all with explanations of the history of carrying things around. Cosmetic bags for when people started using makeup, luggage from...More

Thank IntrepidTraveller777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't know what to expect and enjoyed this very much. We went on a whim and are glad we did. Well designed, unexpectedly informative. Fun.

Thank CGUrbanaIllinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Mom and Sister went and visited this museum while my Das and I went to the royal palace. They said the audio tour was great and it was cool to see all of the purses on display.

Thank TSP2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really thought I loved bags and purses this museum helped me to realise I don't. It takes you through the history of bags and purses and towards the end has designer bags and bags once owned by famous people (very few in both cases)....More

Thank saffrondoor
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically
significant as it is perennially popular. Whether
you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast,
shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the
Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
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