Museum of Bags and Purses
Amsterdam is home to a large number of fascinating historical museums, but none perhaps as quaint and unique as the Museum of Bags and Purses. With over 5,000 objects, the Museum of Bags and Purses has the largest collection of handbags in the world, with pieces dating back to as early as the 16th century. The Museum of Bags and Purses is housed in a beautiful 17th-century merchant house right next to the Herengracht, Amsterdam’s most famous canal. Discover the interesting history and development of this everyday item and see some of the most expensive purses ever made. Book your visit to the Museum of Bags and Purses right now!
Discover the fantastic Handbag Museum 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.
Furthermore Museum of Bags and Purses is near the following sights: Willet-Holthuysen Museum (±125 m), Cheese Tasting at Henri Willig (±225 m), Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen (±225 m), Xtracold Icebar (±250 m) & Foam Photography Museum (±300 m).
For information:Tassen Museum Hendrikje
Herengracht 573, Amsterdam
tel. +31 205 246 452