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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.