Museum of Bags and Purses, Amsterdam

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The largest of its kind in the world, Museum of Bags and Purses features a collection of 4,000 bags, pouches, and accessories dating back to the Middle Ages. See bags in a wide range of colors, shapes, and functions, made of leather, silk, silver, and many other materials. Each piece has some historical importance in terms of fashion and society, and you'll have an opportunity to read all about it. Browse through temporary exhibits of designer objects from around the world, including contemporary designs from the Netherlands; if interested, purchase some of these objects from the museum shop. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Museum of Bags and Purses by using our Amsterdam travel itinerary maker.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • Just perfect for a girls day out! Exploring the history of bags and purses in a very lovely atmosphere.  more »
  • 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...  more »