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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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  • Terrible1%
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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 4 weeks ago

It was a friend's idea to visit this museum and so I went along - sure would have regretted missing out on it. The origins of bags and purses and their evolution to present day absolutely amazed and delighted me. There is a short film...More

Thank BenaGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had no expectations but were very impressed with the pristine condition of items on display dating over a century. This tour takes you through the fashion era over the centuries, highlighting designers - some of which are still in production - and how, in...More

Thank ahseekT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A incredible collection of bags from the last centuries, made from different materials and even some bags of famous people like Madonna and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. After the visit enjoy the beautiful cafe in the style rooms! Impressive! More a women's thing than...More

Thank Whitechoco
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum could easily be located. Quite interesting to see the development of purses and bags, both for male and female, in the past. There were many visitors in the museum especially ladies who have special interests in bags or designs.

Reviewed 18 May 2017

I loved this place and could not believe the story behind it. I was happy to see so many visitors. The exhibit is vast...from the 1400's thru present and also features men's bags. A nice diversion from paintings!!!

Thank IslandFun_12
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This museum shows the development of bags for men and women with great exhibits beautifully displayed.

Thank David R
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I did not plan on visiting this museum but I found myself walking past it and knew that it was included in my i amsterdam card so I popped it. It was really interesting. A fascinating collection of items that really gave a glimpse into...More

Thank MountainGirlHikes
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Stayed at the wonderful Waldorf Astoria across the Canal so we popped in. My expectations were low since the subject doesn't interest me. However the Museum is so carefully curated that it is impossible not to gain interest. I must say I learned alot. I...More

Thank seattlesez
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Beautifully curated exhibition of bags through the ages, displayed in an elegantly renovated and atmospheric merchants house on the Herengracht.Delicately appointed cafe serves simple but top notch food stylishly.Although the emphasis is on designs for female use and enjoyment,a current temporary exhibition on men's bags...More

Thank mary v
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We had the I am Amsterdam card and saw this museum on the list. I made it a priority to visit. As a designer, I loved the overall layout of the museum. It truly is a special place for anyone interested in any aspect of...More

1  Thank lilghallinsf
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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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