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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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Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 524 6452
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Reviewed 2 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an unusual museum, but housed in a canal house it is a great place to visit. It has a beautiful formal cafe, overlooking the canal, although this is reserved for more formal meals, not just a coffee, but it would be well worth...More

Thank UkTjr
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The Museum of Bags and Purses was an unexpected find on Herengracht. Several floors of beautifully displayed bags, purses and other ancient articles used to carry personal belongings. The items stem back hundreds of years and are all in excellent quality. Well worth a look.

Thank Fay P
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Well - I never thought that I would visit a museum that displayed bags, purses and many other related articles - but I did and I'm glad I did. My partner wanted to see it, and knew that this wouldn't be my first choice of...More

3  Thank Herb S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I only found out about this museum through this site and I am so glad I went to visit. Wonderful examples of bags and purses etc and their history; you definitely do not have to be a fashionista to enjoy this museum, ( because I...More

1  Thank ahappytraveller2
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Had bought a Holland pass and used one of my free tickets for this museum. Husband is interested in antiques and history so this collection appealed to both of us. Beautiful examples of workmanship over the years. Can recommend

Thank Rod L
Reviewed 13 October 2017

didn't think this would be fun , but i hate to say it , it was good from a male prospective , the designs, materials and workmanship that went into these items was interesting to see., well worth a visit, they also have a very...More

2  Thank mrCowe
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