Museum of Bags and Purses, Amsterdam

4.3
#15 of 120 in Museums in Amsterdam
The largest of its kind in the world, Museum of Bags and PursesĀ 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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  • A very nice small museum with an extraordinary collection of handbags. My only suggestion for improvement is that the lighting in some cases was so dim that it almost appeared that there was no lighti...  more »
  • I'd wanted to visit this museum for 4 years, since I missed it last time. So glad I got to go this trip. Just a lovely hour or so with the bags and purses of the past --- and moving into the present. ...  more »
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  • Surprisingly good museum. Went with my wife - I didn't want to go but I had a nice time. She bought some great stuff at incredibly reasonable prices. I was impressed!
  • I saw the museum accidentally and went due to curiosity. I didn't expect such a interresting collection! Very professionally exhibited, with explanation and history behind almost all pieces from the collection. The whole exhibition is divided thematically. There is a bag store by the entrance.
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