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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“canal house” (55 reviews)
“gift shop” (57 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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"canal house"
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"gift shop"
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"interesting collection"
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"men and women"
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"three floors"
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"special exhibit"
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"on display"
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"top floor"
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"beautiful canal"
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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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Reviewed 27 November 2017

A lovely and an interesting museum for all the bag lovers. A beautiful, beautiful cafeteria to enjoy afternoon tea experience. Lovely decor and a beautiful view to the canal. Lovely place!

Thank NinaV_Travel
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Should be paired up with the Bata shoe museum in Toronto! Some of the exhibits are more art than practical use, but that's the fun of it-the variety of creativity. There is a small cafe for snacks in a beautiful room on the ground floor.

Thank Ruth C
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

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
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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
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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

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