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. Plan your visit to Museum of Bags and Purses and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Amsterdam trip planner .
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  • the visit was very good I learned all you accounts all spectacular as because houses Amsterdam are tilted, because they have washers and among many things that I did not know and I saw them in my stays
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  • Beautiful house with the bags displayed in time lines the staff are welcoming and the displays are over 3 floors  more »
  • If you are a fan of handbags you will know that tassels are having a moment. Well that's nothing new - they have been decorating handbags since the middle ages. This is a very accessible history of th...  more »
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  • Amazing! I had no expectations when I went here, it was mostly because it was raining and I wanted to be indoors, so came across this place accidentally. Beautiful bags and purses from the 16th to 21st century, well organized museum display, nice place to have tea and desserts.
  • A wonderful time where we experienced the 3 course afternoon tea and discovered the history behind bags and purses
  • It's the girliest thing I've ever done, but I loved every minute of it. Great exhibition, very friendly staff, cute gift store, and a lovely little café. A must!
  • Excellent place to visit to learn about bags throughout history. Great restaurant
  • I learned a lot about bags, needle work, materials and techniques used in bag making. Impressive collection. The film about the history of the museum is also interesting.

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