Museum of Bags and Purses, Amsterdam

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#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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  • Didn't know that there were so many different bags, all kinds and sometimes you wonder what's in it and how to take it awkwardly..
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  • We loved seeing the bags but the set-ups were confusing to follow - the explanations for each item were sometimes situated quite far away and there didn't seem to be any cohesion. In many windows ther...  more »
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  • I loved going round this museum. It has such an interesting and thoughtfully laid out collection. It's also a lot quieter in the mornings than the big museums so a welcome break from all the queues.
  • It is a very interesting museum. It is just fascinating how many purses and bags are there and how special they are, the owners must have had special passion for bags, since the museum is private. Start from the top floor and then go down to see all the bags that are exhibited there.
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