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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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This is labour of love for the people who set the museum up. Fascinating piece of social history, seem through the receptacles people have used for centuries. Bags from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This is labour of love for the people who set the museum up. Fascinating piece of social history, seem through the receptacles people have used for centuries. Bags from the middle ages to Madonna's handbag. Intelligently curated in a gorgeous building with a lovely cafe inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Would recommend this if you are into fashion and handbags! A little hard to get to, a bit of a walk from the tram, located along one of the canals. You start on the top floor. Nice displays of various bags from the 1600-present. Some shoes are included as well. No audio tour. Dimly lit. Tight space. But if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Purses have not changed much since the dark ages. You can have lunch in their lovely cafe. The restrooms and the gift shop are wonderful. A girl's paradise.

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Westford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

The ladies will love this museum. It is so elegant. All of the bags and purses are beautifully presented. There are also some shoes and dresses in the display. They also sell the nice bags and purses

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

As a men, i was expeting to get really bored over there. I actually had nice time. The place is greatly decorated, and it is quiet interesting to tour this museum. There is a nice coffee place on 2nd floors for you guys to wait for your girls if they get lost in this paradise...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

This was a jewel of a museum with very beautiful pieces on display. The building itself was beautiful as well and the cafe and small garden were lovely as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

What a brilliant idea for a museum... Beautiful house and tea-room too. Bags from many eras, and designer bags, bags owned or used by famous people... Bit rushed as we went near closing time.. would like to go back for a longer visit....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Really excellent museum. Great displays, in English on the history and origins bak to the middle ages with excellent examples and explanations. So much to see. Includes all the fantastic styles of the last century and all the different materials they are made from. We had lunch in the tea room and it was very nice. A highlight of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Time did not allow for going inside, but seeing the purses and the postcards was good for a 'fix'! (This might be something to do with your girlfriends, or perhaps older daughters)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I visited on a whim because we had purchased 'Museumkaarts' for our stay in Amsterdam. I was very pleasantly rewarded with an interesting history that was well-presented ... I thought the newest bags would better catch my interest, but I was unexpectedly fascinated with the old ones. The museum is in a lovely old renovated canal house (and the air-conditioning... More 

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Address: Address: Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31-0-20-524-6452
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Rembrandtplein
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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