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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%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 524 6452
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time having high tea and the food and tea were amazing. We had a seat in front of the window overlooking the canal. We also loved the museum. Perfect place to chat with my daughter about life.

Thank Marybeth G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tea room looks amazing. next time combine with high tea. Staff very helpful and facilities for wheelchairs

Thank Ida C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and wonderful tea room! Never expected it to be this nice! The collection for me was a bit less impressive I have to say (as a man) but nice to join my girlfriend.

Thank lancelotd669
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bags of beads- so many work with them and so beutiful. This was surprise for me. Will advise to my friends- will take 1,5 h and cafee in the museum- what a lovely place to take time out.

Thank Pille M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t miss this little gem. Start at the top and work down the floors. I loved this collection. My husband was less impressed but a pint and TV sport after in the Three Sisters pub around the corner saved the day!!!

Thank beverleyforsyth99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who doesn't like handbags. Get yourself to this Museum. Fabulous historical collection. Well worth a visit. Afterwards visit the café - a treat.

Thank kathanddon
Reviewed 11 December 2017

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 8 December 2017

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 7 December 2017

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 1 December 2017 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
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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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