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Museum of Bags and Purses

Closes in 21 min: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam Admission Ticket
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Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam Admission Ticket
from US$14,46*
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With a collection of more than 4000 bags, purses, trunks, pouches, cases and accessories dating from the late Middle Ages until today, the Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam is the largest of its kind in the world.
Closes in 21 min
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in Amsterdam by bike
Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 524 6452
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All reviews canal house gift shop interesting collection men and women middle ages three floors special exhibit on display top floor beautiful canal amsterdam card couple of hours history exhibits century centuries examples
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really interesting visit, handbags and purses in glass cabinets but set out nicely so you can see them all quite clearly. Plenty to see from medieval to Moschino, Set along side the canal near the center so easy to find and I would go again

Thank AlyJ105
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little museum is certainly worth visiting. The building itself is an elegantly decorated Canal House. The exhibits are well displayed, lots of information and even a chance to design your own handbag (digitally). We found it all fascinating, even the flea catcher! We didn't...More

Thank PurpleBrolly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to see the museum and it's good history, design, and engineering lessons. It's a small but fascinating and well put together displays and films. But we were surprised how good the café was. The Appletaart is probably the best we've tried during our...More

1  Thank n Y
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

The best thing about this museum, writing as a man, is that there are a comfortable couple of are chairs for husbands (or male partners) to sit in at the reception desk. My wife enjoyed the handbags but both agreed that it was a mistake...More

1  Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Museum is quite small but has so many interesting and beautiful handbags that it’s well worth visiting. There are all kinds of purses from iron made to glass purses and crocodile ones.

Thank AidaSofia
Reviewed 2 October 2018

My family decided to take a look at this museum after seeing it during our canal ride. It's a small museum not really on the main tourist roads, which explains why the museum is rather quiet. The collection of bags and purses that you see...More

Thank Joyce_7t
Reviewed 28 September 2018

A quirky museum, set in a lovely building. Interesting display of beautiful handbags over the last few centuries. Well displayed, with a useful audio guide. Glad we visited.

Thank Trupti W
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

In a city full of museums, this one was an interesting find. Perfect for people interested in fashion. It’s not frequently visited so it was a little bit difficult to find but the exhibits were definitely worth it.

Thank KGirll99
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This was our second visit to the museum, and once again we were entertained by the history of the handbag as well as the enormous collection of various handbags on display. In addition the museum was hosting 2 separate exhibitions, one about the future of...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 12 September 2018

A unique museum that is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys handbags and history. The items are beautifully displayed and the audio commentary adds additional pertinent information. Very friendly staff and a little shopping experience is available should you wish to indulge. would recommend this...More

Thank Adventurer654076
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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
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