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Museum of Bags and Purses (Tassenmuseum Hendrikje)

., Amsterdam 1017 CD, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
31-0-20-524-6452
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Ranked #16 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Perth Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
65 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If ever there was a museum that I was looking forward to spending time in, this was it: Tassenmuseum Hendrikje (Museum of Bags and Purses). I’m a serious handbag gal so for me, I was about to step into heaven. Housed in a lovely property overlooking Herengracht Canal, the collection is beautifully displayed over 3 floors. When I purchased my... More

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Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The collection of bags and purses was OK but the highlight of our visit here was a stop-off at the cafe. Very comfortable, and it looked like the afternoon tea was delicious!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I loved this little gem! It was so fun to see all the old bags and purses and being a fan-collector, I was very pleased to see a few old fans as well. Well worth the entry price and it's right in the city centre, so if you are on a busy sightseeing schedule, you can make a quick visit.... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A very fun museum to do when you just arrive in Amsterdam and are jet lagged but do not want to nap. We took our three girls there right after we arrived from the US ( east coast) and we really enjoyed it and it helped to pass the time. It is a visual museum with lots of color, sparkle... More

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

this place could have been invented just for me if you love handbags this is the place for you there is a fascinating collection of bags through the ages, a great shop and a superb tearoom with a beautiful selection of teas and cakes of a very high standard

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Went there for the 4th time and still enjoyed it. Always discover something new. Beautiful building, nice small museum and a lovely place to have a high tea. Taken lots of friends here and they always love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Recommended by a friend--so glad we made time for this small, lovely museum. The house as well as the exhibits are worth a visit. And, even my husband enjoyed it [tho by far more popular with women].

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Constanta, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I am huge Barbie fan and when I entered this museum they also had a 50 year Barbie in the Netherlands exhibition. I learned a lot in this museum. Did you know that the first handbags were made for man?

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This museum is obviously not going to be exciting for everyone. But if you are into handbags and other accessories, it's a nice place to spend a few hours. One of the coolest things about it is that it's inside a canal house, so it's fun to take a peek at how life used to be for Amsterdam's upper class.... More

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This museum was on the list for the IamAmsterdam city card. We weren't sure what to expect but found a really interesting afternoon here. The collection of handbags of all ages is delightful and beautifully presented. There is also a Barbie exhibition with a large number of Barbie outfits. The tea room was an unexpected surprise and would also be... More

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