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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  • I went there 4 times during my stay in Amsterdam (8 months) every time I discover something new. In fact I'll go back. The Museum is friendly and very well explained in English!
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  • This was an unexpected treat - much more interesting than I expected and some great items on display from very old to current designers. Convenient location close to Rembrandt Square 
  • For a change, try a narrow view, a specialist view - just bags and purses. Don't miss the video where the director lays out the history of bags from their initial form to their modern day form. This s...  more »