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Museum of Bags and Purses (Tassenmuseum Hendrikje)
1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
31-0-20-524-6452
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Ranked #15 of 246 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.
London, Engalnd
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“Unique.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We did not know of this little gem until we passed by on the way to dinner from the great Banks Mansion hotel. We went the following day and the house, setting and sheer beautiful contents were were simply special. My wife was in bag heaven...

Visited March 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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“Not to be missed for fans of handbags”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I had never heard of this museum until my visit to Amsterdam, but once I heard about it, it was immediately added to my agenda as I am a fan of handbags of all kinds. Lots of beautiful handiwork. As a plus, there is a lovely tea room where you can sit and relax.

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England
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“Best Museum in Amsterdam!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Stunning display of bags and purses, well lit and informatively described. Also a gorgeous coffee shop and a shop packed with individually designed and locally produced bags and other gifts.It is really refreshing to find such a superior quality museum of the costume genre.

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Fortrose, United Kingdom
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“Stunning Collection.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Eventually found this museum and well worth a visit. Simply stunning collection in a beautiful old building. Loved the atmospheric soft lighting and display settings. Did not have time for refreshments but the lovely coffee shop area had some especially beautiful treats on show. Their web site worth a look to see the afternoon teas on offer, I intend to go back some day and treat myself to a bit of old fashioned glamorously elegant presentation and food! Loved it, definitely one for the ladies. Barbie exhibition definitely a fun memory jogger.

Visited February 2014
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“An offbeat, but interesting museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Did you know that until the pocket was invented, men carried handbags as well as women? This museum is full of the handbags that (rich) people carried from the Middle Ages onward. There are a tremendous number of bags in in many styles. You'll also learn a great deal about fashion through the centuries here. It is a kind of offbeat place, but worth visiting. In 2 hours you can see most of it.

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