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“A Little Gem in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Bags and Purses

Museum of Bags and Purses
Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
31-0-20-524-6452
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Ranked #31 of 548 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“A Little Gem in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Located in a magnificant renovated canal house, in the center of Amsterdam, this museum of bags is the place to go after you have visited the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, or other famous attractions. A beautiful location, just a few minutes walk from the Rembrandtsplein and very near to the Utrechtsestraat (shopping/dining area). It's not only the amazing collection of bags, from the 17th century until today, also the interior of the canal house is worthwhile to pay attention to. The collection changes now and then, as they have more bags in depot. Besides this core collection, they have temporarily exhibitions; currently (Feb 2014) they have 50 Barbie dolls on display, until May 2014, as well as a collection of french advertising fans, until March 2014. The cafe is in style; you can have your high tea here. There is also a museum shop. All in all, really worthwhile a visit. The museum is not that big, expect to spend around 90 minutes, of course depending on your pace.

Visited January 2014
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“My wife loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My wife just loves hand bags so i was under orders to visit this place,quite expensive entrance fee 9 euros each which both me and my wife was a bit on the high side to be honest.There is a lot of history here and some very unique items,it's not a massive place and half an hour will be enough.There is a tea room there also a Barbie collection which was good.I was the only man in there,my wife said give it a five,me i would give it a three.

Visited February 2014
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Ilford, United Kingdom
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“Not impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Can't see the point of this museum unless you're mad about handbags. Not much info given and cafe was very expensive.

Visited February 2014
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“My favorite museum in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

What's more original for a museum than that? Real fun and learning experience plus great shop downstairs to get a memory stylish gift in the end!

Visited March 2013
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“It's in the Bag”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Loved this little gem. Be sure to leave yourself enough time to see everything. Great store with some very unique bags for sale.

Visited January 2014
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