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Museum of Bags and Purses (Tassenmuseum Hendrikje)

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Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein
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Address: 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31-0-20-524-6452
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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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Woman worlds

Woman who love bad and purse must visit this museum. You will love it. Not only history, but they give you an idea how to be stylish! :-)

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Buren an der Aare, Switzerland
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Buren an der Aare, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Woman who love bad and purse must visit this museum. You will love it. Not only history, but they give you an idea how to be stylish! :-)

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Having been to Amsterdam many times, I didn't need to go to lots of tourist places. This was a nice change of pace. Interesting exhibits, not crowded, easy to see things at your own pace, not expensive. A nice stop that offered some unique exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I've already done the big history museums so I wanted to check out something different. This was so cool! Loved seeing the old purses and learning the history of handbags! Not to mention, the fabulous assortment of great purses a girl could only dream of having!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The location and the building are very nice. You start at the top and work your way down. And all the time you are thinking: would love to add this bag to my home collection ;-) Even for people who are not really interested in bags (....) were surprised about the history and meaning behind 'such a simple things as... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great for the ladies. I'm not sure it would be of much interest to the men. My partner just stood around looking bored for most of time. bought a great clutch bag in the shop for a good price and I still love it!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great selection of bags and purses beautifully displayed, with history of the development of this important accessory! Really enjoyed the Chanel exhibition and the sixties collection. Lovely shop with Dutch designer bags on offer - my husband was going to buy me one till he saw the prices. Still, a snip compared to a Mulberry. Oh well, dream on! Lovely... More 

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Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

nice situated, in an old canal residence, and surprise : a really peculiere exhibition of .... Bags, all sorts, all ages, all epoques! And more... A very nice place for lunch.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Me and my partner visited the museum as we aren't great art lovers, and she loves handbags! Spent a couple of hours here and it was a good informative experience, it made handbags and purses a whole lot more interesting to me. Surprised at how far some of the exhibits dated back which was pretty cool to see. Also a... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My husband even enjoyed it! There are thousands of purses and handbags in this lovely building dating from the 15th century to the present. Each is a work of art and beautifully crafted. You will learn lots of interesting facts about the history and evolution of the purse / handbag and the displays are beautifully prestented. If you love fashion,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Housed in a beautiful old house the collection consist of bags dating back 300 years. Social use and status are well documented, as is the development of different materials (prepare to be shocked by some of the alternatives to leather hide.) There is a wonderful tea room too. And naturally the shop sells some beautiful bags.

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