Museum of Bags and Purses, Amsterdam
(4.2/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Although handbags not my main interest, I followed my wife to this beautiful museum in a charming mansion. It is highly recommended in its kind. Very skillfully decorated. Very special museum!
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  • We were very warmly received at the counter which our the layout of the museum was clarified. Where we have surprised us most were the beaded bags, 50.000 beads for one bag and 2 weeks work to knit. That must have been very expensive bags or work was severely underpaid. Since we had like to more about conscience. Good format affordable, interesting Royal bags. The period rooms we had like better, but yes, there were groups to the high-tea. The smoking restaurant area provoked us, put out a bit off at the beautiful period rooms. What we also found was a pity, that the garden was inaccessible. Maybe summers? All in all, no regrets of our visit.
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  • Nice museum in an old canal house, to an hour. It lets handbags from the past to the present.
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