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Museum of Bags and Purses

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 524 6452
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In a city full of museums, this one was an interesting find. Perfect for people interested in fashion. It’s not frequently visited so it was a little bit difficult to find but the exhibits were definitely worth it.

Thank KGirll99
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to the museum, and once again we were entertained by the history of the handbag as well as the enormous collection of various handbags on display. In addition the museum was hosting 2 separate exhibitions, one about the future of...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique museum that is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys handbags and history. The items are beautifully displayed and the audio commentary adds additional pertinent information. Very friendly staff and a little shopping experience is available should you wish to indulge. would recommend this...More

Thank Adventurer654076
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not the biggest fan of bags, but when i heard about this museum i was quite curious. And it did not disappoint. Do not expect a fancy big museum, this is a cute little museum, which you can walk around in and see...More

Thank Stephstraveldiary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You may not think you want to go to a museum totally devoted to handbags, but don't miss it. It's a small museum but has a comprehensive collection covering hundreds of years of both men's and women's bags. All are beautifully displayed with terrific lighting...More

Thank PepperRoss
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved, loved, loved our visit! Such an incredible collection displayed very uniquely. Very friendly staff. Enjoyed the audio commentary. Very easy to find. Highly recommend!

Thank 04Heidi
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This was a fun little detour for us. Amsterdam was hit with extremely warm weather in early July 2018, and we were looking for something in air conditioning. So we popped into the museum and strolled through 4 floors of handbags. They have a great...More

Thank Glenn P
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Loved this cute museum which is the personal collection of its two founders. Everything covered from tiny bags to luggage; why bags came about and how they changed over time and even an app to design your perfect bag based on your personality. Great shop...More

Thank Susieb2201
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is a small boutique museum with a friendly staff who are truly enthusiastic about their collection. The museum is not overrun with tourists and is a convenient place to purchase and activate a Museumkaart. At one point I was the only male in the...More

Thank nw2travel
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Quirky cool museum of handbags from the 16th century onwards. Really gorgeous handbags with explanations . Go if you can. Fab restaurant there too and a tea shop .

Thank Chloe O
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