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Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam Admission Ticket
from US$14.41*
Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam Admission Ticket
from US$14.41*
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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.
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Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 524 6452
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a fun little detour for us. Amsterdam was hit with extremely warm weather in early July 2018, and we were looking for something in air conditioning. So we popped into the museum and strolled through 4 floors of handbags. They have a great...More

Thank Glenn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this cute museum which is the personal collection of its two founders. Everything covered from tiny bags to luggage; why bags came about and how they changed over time and even an app to design your perfect bag based on your personality. Great shop...More

Thank Susieb2201
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small boutique museum with a friendly staff who are truly enthusiastic about their collection. The museum is not overrun with tourists and is a convenient place to purchase and activate a Museumkaart. At one point I was the only male in the...More

Thank nw2travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quirky cool museum of handbags from the 16th century onwards. Really gorgeous handbags with explanations . Go if you can. Fab restaurant there too and a tea shop .

Thank Chloe O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is within walking distance of Dam Square and is worth a stop. The collection is quite large for the subject matter, but does not take that much time to go through. They have audio guides if you wish or you can read the...More

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fanciful couple of hours Beautifully displayed in elegant old canal house. Even have purses in the water closet 😊

Thank skjmolly
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

2  Thank cst291
Reviewed 10 July 2018 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
Reviewed 4 July 2018

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
Reviewed 1 July 2018 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.

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