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Museum of Bags and Purses

Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 524 6452
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US$15 per adult
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US$15 per adult
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“canal house” (55 reviews)
“gift shop” (57 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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+31 20 524 6452
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US$45 per adult
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"canal house"
in 55 reviews
"gift shop"
in 57 reviews
"interesting collection"
in 18 reviews
"men and women"
in 11 reviews
"three floors"
in 17 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 14 reviews
"on display"
in 40 reviews
"top floor"
in 27 reviews
"beautiful canal"
in 13 reviews
"amsterdam card"
in 17 reviews
"couple of hours"
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"history"
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"century"
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"exhibits"
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"centuries"
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"beads"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went because I had read an article about the High Tea offered at the café and thought it would be a nice experience in Amsterdam. The museum is fun and easy to go through. Different, so it provides a nice distraction. The High Tea...More

1  Thank cst291
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff beautiful building and informative and many many bags and purses if you love bags then this is a must the collection of bags is massive and from many eras well worth a visit Free entry on the iamsterdam card

Thank Jerrica B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting museum with a lot of handbags and related products to see. Plenty of information in English and Dutch. Apart from the displays there was also a number of other activities eg historic videos, hands on experience and design your own bag. The shop was...More

Thank Gilly C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The collection of bags has a little chaotic order which is confusing. A couple of stores to visit, some history shown. In overall the visit was not so fascinating as we supposed it would be.

Thank gregdzi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum of Bags and Purses was well worth a visit- excellently exhibited and researched- highly recommended.

2  Thank GRAHAMMMCFARLANE
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here today with 3 girlfriends amd we all loved it! Had coffee first in the beautifull cafeteria overlooking the garden. Bathrooms lovely with a really nice bag display in all the toilets. Apparently things had been revamped recently. Also love the bags!! Really interesting...More

Thank Henriette W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small specialized museum with a wonderful collection, well organized and well labelled. Our men decided to wait downstairs while we ladies enjoyed seeing the historical and modern collection of bags and purses and even suitcase and trunks.

Thank kls42
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found it really fascinating to see how much styles had changed--and the reason they changed. This is a very interesting little museum for any gal I would think. Worth your time to go visit. Clean, well done and so educational.

Thank Anna D
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We passed this museum whilst on a canal trip a few years ago and, today, back in Amsterdam, decided to visit it. The lady who gave us our admission tickets was very friendly and helpful and explained the best way would be to start at...More

Thank s3aview
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Went with my mom and a girls day out and was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately, we left disappointed. Majority of the displays are VERY DARK, so much so we used the flashlights on our phones to try and see what the cases actually...More

3  Thank Merida M
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