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“It's in the Bag” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Bags and Purses

Museum of Bags and Purses
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I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam
Ranked #30 of 453 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.
Morristown, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“It's in the Bag”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Loved this little gem. Be sure to leave yourself enough time to see everything. Great store with some very unique bags for sale.

Visited January 2014
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Figueres, Spain
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Ladies do not miss this! The history behind our most precious possession and lots of beautiful bags to admire!

Visited January 2014
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New city, ny
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Random”
3 of 5 stars 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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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A surprising and interesting find”
4 of 5 stars 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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4 reviews
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“Light hearted and fascinating”
4 of 5 stars 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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