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.

“Unusual and Fun”

Museum of Bags and Purses
Book In Advance
More Info
$15.51*
and up
Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam Admission...
Ranked #55 of 577 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Reviewed July 8, 2013

This small museum features both historical examples of purses and bags of various kinds and also examples of avant-garde contemporary design. Some of the early twentieth-century bags are especially whimsical and interesting. It doesn't take long to see the entire collection and is worth the visit for those interested in design.

Thank cjcNJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (1,591)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"canal house"
in 54 reviews
"gift shop"
in 55 reviews
"interesting collection"
in 18 reviews
"men and women"
in 11 reviews
"three floors"
in 17 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 14 reviews
"on display"
in 39 reviews
"beautiful canal"
in 13 reviews
"top floor"
in 25 reviews
"amsterdam card"
in 16 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 16 reviews
"history"
in 297 reviews
"century"
in 74 reviews
"centuries"
in 52 reviews
"exhibits"
in 91 reviews
"beads"
in 22 reviews
"fashionistas"
in 20 reviews
Filter

784 - 788 of 1,591 reviews

Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is a charming & delightful museum...and not just for the girls! The social history i found unexpectedly fascinating...and my boyfriend did too. Definitely worth a visit

Thank MJK0203
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 6, 2013

We just happended by the museum and walked in on a whim. What a delight! We loved the history of bags and purses and seeing all of the examples. We also saw a few of our old backbacks and lunch boxes on display in the mid 20th century section. Great little, hidden, lunch spot as well. Also, we all purchased a new handbag in the fantastic gift shop.

Thank Shari W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 3, 2013

This museum won't appeal to everyone, but some people will love it. Follows the history of bags and purses through the ages. Plenty of modern, fashion examples. Interesting facts to learn. How bags developed because of changing needs. Some side branches into luggage and items to put in to a purse. When there, there was a temporary exhibit of Dutch school "bags" which started as painted wooden boxes. That was something new to learn.

Thank dbinhou7511
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Fantastic lots of collection bags they kept! Beautiful pieces and beads bags from the century. They also have bags being displayed from some celebrities that they worn. They have a lovely area cafe and interesting cakes. A expensive shop downstairs lots of amazing items, little, medium or big bags and other items that you can buy gift for your family or friend. I bought a little cute lime and spot case for lip holder.

Thank Babyface J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Museum of Bags and Purses also viewed

Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 

Been to Museum of Bags and Purses? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing