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Museum of Bags and Purses

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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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Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 524 6452
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All reviews canal house gift shop interesting collection three floors on display top floor beautiful canal for sale amsterdam card couple of hours history exhibits century centuries beads fashionistas collector
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This collection of bags and purses includes historically interesting antique bags as well as bang up to date bags and purses. Very interesting and inspiring. Lovely cafe too. Perfect for afternoon tea.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gill T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my mother in law here since she loves her handbags. For the 14€ fee you got to explore the museum areas. There was 4 floors, each with a smallish room wall to wall with different bags, clothes and accessories. Floor 4 is the older...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite museums in Amsterdam since I am a bag collector myself. All the staff are super friendly and assisted us well. The bookings and reservations are straightforward. We had high tea as well and they explained the contents and the teas that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jenjen_sg2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceeded expectations. Very informative, with impressive displays of handbags and related accessories going back several centuries. The collection is the passion of husband and wife collectors, and the short film in which they talk about their collecting is fascinating. When I visited it wasn't crowded,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alpaca19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Feminine allure is impossible to comprehend. The many shapes, forms and sizes of handbags express the complexity of the aesthetic, practical and hoarding aspects of our beauty queens. The museum gives an overview of bags and purses throughout the ages. There are some interactive games...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 93sawanr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited many times the museum, but this was the first time when I went for a high tea session. When we arrived to the tea room the first thing we noticed was the unfriendly lady who was working in the cafe. She did not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Livia H
Reviewed December 4, 2018

This small museum resides in a grand old canal house. There is a small cafe as well as an amazing gift shop. The museum collection explores the history of the handbag from the ancient to the modern. The bags are just stunning and the staff...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank candirn
Reviewed November 30, 2018

Loved all of the great purses and accessories. Could not resist a purchase of an Italian wallet. Oh, we had afternoon tea in the quaint cafe inside the museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Really interesting visit, handbags and purses in glass cabinets but set out nicely so you can see them all quite clearly. Plenty to see from medieval to Moschino, Set along side the canal near the center so easy to find and I would go again

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AlyJ105
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This little museum is certainly worth visiting. The building itself is an elegantly decorated Canal House. The exhibits are well displayed, lots of information and even a chance to design your own handbag (digitally). We found it all fascinating, even the flea catcher! We didn't...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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3 - 4 days in Amsterdam... (8 Replies)
Hey guys, I'm planning to take my boyfriend to Amsterdam for a couple days after our trip to Paris. We will be catching the train from Paris to Amsterdam and I plan to get on of those I Amsterdam cards. My BF insists on going to the Heinekin Experience and Tattoo Museum, but I would also like to visit the Amsterdam Museum, The Anne Frank house, Van Gogh museum, Museum of Bags and Purses and of course the Red Light District. I don't know much about Amsterdam actually when I hear The...More
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