We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of Bags and Purses

Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 524 6452
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 524 6452
Write a Review
Reviews (1,482)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

11 - 20 of 1,012 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great little museum with bags of every description, old to more recent very nicely displayed. Some are intricately hand made with 100's of small beads with some lovely designs on them. You can get and audio set that tells you in more...More

Thank 2Bedfords
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go visit the museum on a whim and discovered a beautiful art and collection that we had never even thought of before. We were awed by the creativity and dedication of the founders and the beauty and craftsmanship of the purses. I...More

1  Thank Kira T
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem - both because of the museum and the tea room. But, before I elaborate... if you do not enjoy fashion or learning about the history of fashion (handbags specifically), then you will probably not enjoy this museum. First off,...More

1  Thank BooII
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Just perfect for a girls day out! Exploring the history of bags and purses in a very lovely atmosphere.

Thank ktrosti
Reviewed June 5, 2017

This is in a beautiful multi story house close to Rembrandtplein. There are beaded bags, straw, plastic, silk, wood, leather and luggage thru the ages, all with explanations of the history of carrying things around. Cosmetic bags for when people started using makeup, luggage from...More

Thank IntrepidTraveller777
Reviewed June 3, 2017

We didn't know what to expect and enjoyed this very much. We went on a whim and are glad we did. Well designed, unexpectedly informative. Fun.

Thank CGUrbanaIllinois
Reviewed May 24, 2017

My Mom and Sister went and visited this museum while my Das and I went to the royal palace. They said the audio tour was great and it was cool to see all of the purses on display.

Thank TSP2014
Reviewed May 23, 2017

I really thought I loved bags and purses this museum helped me to realise I don't. It takes you through the history of bags and purses and towards the end has designer bags and bags once owned by famous people (very few in both cases)....More

Thank saffrondoor
Reviewed May 22, 2017

It was a friend's idea to visit this museum and so I went along - sure would have regretted missing out on it. The origins of bags and purses and their evolution to present day absolutely amazed and delighted me. There is a short film...More

Thank BenaGirl
Reviewed May 20, 2017

We had no expectations but were very impressed with the pristine condition of items on display dating over a century. This tour takes you through the fashion era over the centuries, highlighting designers - some of which are still in production - and how, in...More

Thank ahseekT
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically
significant as it is perennially popular. Whether
you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast,
shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the
Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Guts & Glory
505 reviews
.04 miles away
Librije's Zusje Amsterdam
254 reviews
.04 miles away
Ali Ocakbasi
224 reviews
.04 miles away
SLA Utrechtsestraat
70 reviews
.04 miles away
Nearby Attractions
1,699 reviews
.07 miles away
Willet-Holthuysen Museum
503 reviews
.09 miles away
16 reviews
.06 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Museum of Bags and Purses staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines