Editor:  De Redactie • Publication:  01 January 2018



Museum of Bags and Purses

The Museum of Bags and Purses is probably one of the most unique museums in Amsterdam. They have over 5000 objects on display and with that it is the biggest collection of handbags in the world. Some of the pieces in the museums collection are very old, some even come from the 16th-century! The Museum itself is situated in a beautiful 17th-century building on the Herengracht, one of the most prestigious streets in Amsterdam. Learn about the development of this fashion item of the Museum of Bags and Purses right now.

This is the Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam

The Museum of Bags and Purses, also known as the Handbag Museum Amsterdam, is one of only three such museums in the world, as well as the largest. It has earned an impressive reputation worldwide and been featured numerous times in rankings of the top 10 best fashion museums. It has an enormous collection of over 5,000 bags, featuring the work of past and contemporary designers, and with pieces dating as far back as 500 years old. Some of the most famous bags on display include Madonna’s Versace purse and Margaret Thatcher’s iconic handbag. The Handbag Museum Amsterdam is not only an amazing place to learn about the history of fashion design, but also a unique opportunity to see the inside of an actual 17th-century canal house. The historic Herengracht canal, where the Handbag Museum Amsterdam is located, is on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list.

Go to the Handbag Museum of Amsterdam!

Tickets for the Museum of Bags and Purses can be purchased quickly and easily on our website. This is the best way to ensure availability and save time at the entrance. The Museum of Bags and Purses is located in the south of the city center, near Waterlooplein. From Central Station, it is easily reachable by foot or by public transport. Get your tickets now and visit this fascinating attraction during your holidays in Amsterdam!

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Museum of Bags & Purses
Herengracht 573, Amsterdam
+31 (0) 20 524 6452


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