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Museum of Bags and Purses

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Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein
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Address: Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31-0-20-524-6452
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: With a collection of more than 4000 bags, purses, trunks, pouches, cases...
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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The museum displays gave the history of a wide variety of bags and purses. The collection goes back hundreds of years. We really enjoyed it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The museum displays gave the history of a wide variety of bags and purses. The collection goes back hundreds of years. We really enjoyed it.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Interesting but not for men at all. The purses were fascinating to see, surroundings attractive. Men would get bored.

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Fort Washington, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were walking down a narrow street and I saw the sign for this museum. It wasn't open yet but I was very excited about checking it out so we came back a few hours later. This place was really fun and very interesting. It's not a place just for fashion loving women and girls. This museum... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The permanent collection is a constant source of inspiration. Always has temporary exhibitions too, and the Ugly show this Easter holiday was very entertaining. Tranquil cafe area, and tea always tastes good from a fine china cup.

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Bucharest, Romania
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34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Been here mostly for my girlfriend who is a diyer in the bags world and was surprised to see purses and bags made hundreds of years ago that would qualify as cool today !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Very good collection of bags and purses. A bit more information on the exhibits wouldn't go amiss - several of them are merely exhibited without any information at all. Some more information about the making of the bags and purses would also have been nice. The temporary exhibition (theme: Ugly) was very interesting and a pleasure to visit. All in... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

a visit of a healthy house, a lot of articles you never see: bags, gloves, glasses, a perfect way of life !

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United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Interesting history of bags and purses. I enjoyed looking at the different types of bags. What it tells about the personality of the person.if you are a bag person, it is worth visiting.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stumbled in here out of the rain and what a treat it was. Amsterdam has several world class attraction with long queues, view this as a lighthearted but nonetheless educational interlude. There is splendid selection of bags and purses, all beautifully displyed with plenty of hhistorical information. A hidden gem!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The museum showcase a collection of purses and bags dating from 1800 to modern times. We can see how they transform into different style and shape through different era. When we visited there, there's a chanel special exhibition. I particular enjoy the transparent bags from 70s which are quite interesting in my opinion. Please do remember to see the exhibits... More 

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