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“Bags and purses” 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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I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam
Ranked #32 of 568 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.
Hillsborough
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Bags and purses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A wonderful collection showing how intricately items were made in the past. Thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this collection and would go back again

Visited November 2013
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Newport
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“really interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

really interesting, really nicely laid out over three floors in a beautiful converted house on the canal - a must visit

Visited June 2014
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Sebastian, Florida
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“A remarkable collection of the history of purses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you thought you had a handbag to go with everything, think again. This museum follows the history of handbags and has an amazing collection. I spent a good two hours here and would go back again.

Visited April 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Bags of fun and beauty!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Here you can see an overview how bags have gone from simple things to store a few necessities to those great fashion items they have become. The museum is set in a lovely old canal house and lovely lunches are served in finely restored period rooms.

Visited May 2014
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Palm Beach, Florida
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“Not your typical museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you've exhausted your guidebook then add this one to your itinerary. It's a neat and tidy museum that educated us on the history of bags and purses. It was quite interesting.

Visited May 2014
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