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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
+31 20 524 6452
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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
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank m_ridam
Reviewed 28 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank ofra01
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

For me it is more like a shop rather then a museum. A shop where you cannot buy. More information would make it more interesting.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank meryembelke
Reviewed 16 May 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mary w
Reviewed 7 May 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank svale87
Reviewed 5 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank fredrikajacobs
Reviewed 2 May 2018

I had no idea of the variety of bags and purses over the centuries. The canal house seems well laid out and the exhibit areas well done.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Paul D
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This museum is awesome!! However, when I was there, 2 floors were closed for renovations. Disappointing! I wish I could have seen them all. We did the high tea and it was lovely!! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank V9513FQlisap
Reviewed 24 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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