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“really interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Bags and Purses

Museum of Bags and Purses
Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Canal Ring (Grachtengordel))
31-0-20-524-6452
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Ranked #30 of 447 things to do in Amsterdam
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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.
Newport
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“really interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

really interesting, really nicely laid out over three floors in a beautiful converted house on the canal - a must visit

Visited June 2014
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Sebastian, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“A remarkable collection of the history of purses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you thought you had a handbag to go with everything, think again. This museum follows the history of handbags and has an amazing collection. I spent a good two hours here and would go back again.

Visited April 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Bags of fun and beauty!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Here you can see an overview how bags have gone from simple things to store a few necessities to those great fashion items they have become. The museum is set in a lovely old canal house and lovely lunches are served in finely restored period rooms.

Visited May 2014
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Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Not your typical museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you've exhausted your guidebook then add this one to your itinerary. It's a neat and tidy museum that educated us on the history of bags and purses. It was quite interesting.

Visited May 2014
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Bahamas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My first impression when one of my friends said the one thing they wanted to see in Amsterdam was the purse museum was...well ok, I guess. It was more interesting then I thought it could be. Most interesting is the fact that it was a guy that put it together and did the research. I would never have put the history of purses together a history of mankind

Visited June 2014
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