Museum of Bags and Purses, Amsterdam

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Specialty Museum Museum
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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  • Since 2014 I come here with daughter sweet. The museum of bags and purses is a small museum with a large bag collection. The permanent collection changes regularly. Also don't forget to visit the garden and a cake to eat. Who here are delicious!
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  • Was referred to this by a friend, and so glad! An incredible collection spanning several centuries and including examples of many forms of bags in every conceivable material. Embroidered ones were inc...  more »
  • A fun and esoteric place that's worth a visit but it would have been SO much better if every item was properly labelled. It was difficult to know which labels related to which bags in some cases and s...  more »

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