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Museum of Bags and Purses

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Address: Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31-0-20-524-6452
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Brilliant place to see loved it

we stayed near here and took my girls 10 and 12 in here , was very interesting to see fahion through the ages and all the old and new bag designs , was very inexpensive and was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Sweetcheeks777
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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom

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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we stayed near here and took my girls 10 and 12 in here , was very interesting to see fahion through the ages and all the old and new bag designs , was very inexpensive and was a good giggle walking around. Great place to see if love bags , even purchased a small unusual purse from gift shop which... More 

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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always loved shoes but never been too excited about handbags. Now all that will change as this museum showed me the social history behing them, the vast number of materials that can be used, the status, the fun and the pure beauty of handbags. I can't pass an accessories shop now with out checking them out! It is a... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have an hour to spare it is worth visiting this museum. The staff are extremely friendly and enthusiastic. You get a great accurate overview of how the use of handbags has developed over the centuries. The coffee shop is very pleasant with excellent Wifi.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with my girlfriend & to be honest, I did'nt think I would enjoy it but to my surprise I found it very informative & interesting. Worth a visit I would say.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum of bags and purses. It sounds strange from first hearing, but eventually it was very informative and interesting. Also there is a small cafe there if you are interested in short break.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

was very informative and interessting. They also have a Little cafe. Enjoyed the cream tea very much

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

even for people who are not fashion fans, this is nice museum with specialized topic: bags. it includes comprehensive historic and current collection of bags from all over the world. it is located in historic Dutch building on the banks of the Herrengracht channel. on top of it, it has a small coffee-shop which in itself is a very pleasant... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice building and well displayed exhibits. Good explanations - all given in English as well as Dutch. A couple of short films as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was unsure of what this museum would entail, but it was actually extremely cool. Definitely a must-see if you're a fashion enthusiast, but in general I think a lot of people would enjoy this museum. And they have an adorable cafe for afternoon tea & pastries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a unique little museum that is a short walk from the center. Delightful collection of purses and fashion accessories from various periods and styles, all inside a stately house turned into a museum. We were enchanted and highly recommend.

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