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Review of Museum of Bags and Purses

Museum of Bags and Purses
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$44.17*
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Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass
Ranked #35 of 483 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.
New city, ny
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

We had a few museum passes left so we decided to drop by because it was right down the street from our hotel. It wasn't nearly as fascinating as I thought it would be. The early purses were fascinating, to see the evolution of purses, on the top floor, but as you work your way down, it gets a bit tedious. Honestly we were bored and had nothing better to do. I am a purse and shoe manic and thought it would be interesting, eh not so much. However, there were some horrific bags made from animal faces, which my boyfriend made me take pictures of... Check it out, it was worth it the first 10 mins.

Visited December 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“A surprising and interesting find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

We heard about this museum from a blog we read whilst looking for something to do on our final day and decided to check it out as it was something quite different. We honestly weren't expecting much and were pleasantly surprised at how well everything was presented and how interesting it actually was. The current temporary exhibition of fans was fascinating. All of the staff were incredibly welcoming and the cafe and tearooms looked lovely but we didn't have time to stop. I attended with my husband and even he found it interesting.

Visited January 2014
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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“Light hearted and fascinating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

This muesum was very well exhibited and has some stunning and fascinating pieces. We really enjoyed the few hours we spend here.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Museum of bags and purses”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is a small museum, not many exhibits, but fun to visit. It is off the beaten path, so it was not at all crowded, but we didn't really learn a lot. It has a very nice gift shop (of purses, wallets, etc.)

Visited December 2013
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“An absolute MUST see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

So you ask one handbag is much like another..WRONG This place is astounding in its historical content and the excellent way it timelines the story of the handbag from around the 15th century to today. There is a section on Chatelaines and at the moment a delightful fan exhibition dealing with 'the fan' in advertising plus purses and vesta cases, from the tiny to the magnificent.
Lifts to all floors, lockers to put your winter coats and excess baggage in and a tea room to die for with wonderful canal views and astounding painted ceilings..book an afternoon tea !!
A must see attraction even my husband was impressed.......

Visited January 2014
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