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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.
All reviews canal house gift shop interesting collection three floors on display top floor for sale amsterdam card beautiful building couple of hours history exhibits century centuries beads fashionistas collector
Went with my mom and a girls day out and was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately, we left disappointed.
Majority of the displays are VERY DARK, so much so we used the flashlights on our phones to try and see what the cases actually...More
The Museum of Bags and Purses is a comprehensive, private, quirky collection housed in a beautiful old house. The bags are beautifully displayed, and some displays include a projected image of the bag from different perspectives, often showing it being opened. The notes dating the...More
The shop was more interesting than the displays.
I may be unfair to the museum. The idea of such a museum was amusing and I looked forward to it, probably with more expectations than I should have.
I would recommend trying it if you are...More
At 12,50 euro admission, it was a pleasant little diversion featuring a comprehensive collection even if the new top floor exhibit was not yet opened. (Look in the free tour books for 1 euro discount coupons.) Although the history is there if you look for...More
We had seen this little museum written up and also in some travel shows. It sounded like fun. Yes, there a re a lot of bags, but not very much information about them. The bags are, however, presented very nicely. The cafe looks very pleasant,...More
A friend had told me to visit this museum and I decided to take the advice! I was right to so. A new exhibition that traced the history of the handbag had just been installed on the top floor. It was terrific, showing on occasion...More
If handbags, purses and other ladies accoutrements are your thing then this is the museum for you. It really does have a vast range of bags from the C17 onwards.
There is also a shop with a wide selection of new bags.
This is not...More
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.