22 June 2018

Museum of Bags and Purses, the Top 10 Fashion Museums Worldwide

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Museum of Bags and Purses

A female antiques dealer Hendrikje Ivo Amstelveen started her collection bags when she found a purse with the cover plates of a turtle. This aroused her interest in bags and they began to gather. As of April 1996 they had a museum which was housed in her villa in Amstelveen. The museum moved in 2007 to Amsterdam where it was reopened on 9 June of that year.

Museum of Bags and Purses has a story about fashion, art, customs and history of the bag. The museum is housed in a 17e century canal house in the middle of Amsterdam. The largest in the field of bags is bags Purses museum.


Visit to Museum of Bags and Purses

The historic canal house where the museum is housed in two so-called style chambers. They are to visit the visitors but can also serve as a reception area for guests. If you want to organize a dinner, reception or meeting, this style rooms an exclusive location. The small room style dates from the 17e century and has many memories of the Golden Age. The great room style from the 18e century exudes an atmosphere of palaces and grand opulence.

Museum collection bagsTassenmuseum

The bag museum collection includes more than 6000 pieces. From 1600 to date bags on display and the museum is among the top ten fashion museums in the world. The Versacetas Madonna is available here as well as the timeless classics and other famous brands. From historische- to modern designer bags, all to admire in Bags and Purses Museum.

Museum Restaurant

The museum restaurant with delicious products overlooking a beautifully landscaped city garden which is located at the rear of the property. The perfect location for a high tea. In 2014 the museum shop chosen as the best.


The museum is internationally increasingly seen as the 'knowledge of the case. " The passion would like to share Bags and Purses Museum of the bag. Learn more than the museum on the history and collection bag all the information you want to know.

Opening the Museum of Bags and Purses

Monday 10: 00 - 17: 00 hours
Tuesday 10: 00 - 17: 00 hours
Wednesday 10: 00 - 17: 00 hours
Thursday 10: 00 - 17: 00 hours
Friday 10: 00 - 17: 00 hours
Saturday 10: 00 - 17: 00 hours
Sunday 10: 00 - 17: 00 hours

Admission Museum of Bags and Purses

regular € 12,50
Stadspas / 65 + € 9,50
Pupils 13 t / m 18 year / CJP € 7,50
Child 7 t / m 12 year (Incl. Quest) € 3,50
Student € 9,50
Children t / m 6 year Freebies
Museumkaart / I Amsterdam City Card / ICOM Museum Friends Bags and Purses / Holland pass coupon Tulip and Windmill Freebies
Do it yourself tour Treasure hunt for children € 1, - € 3, -
Holland pass Discount Card 20% Discount

After 16: 30 Get your 50% discount on the entrance fee.

Accessibility Museum of Bags and Purses

Museum of Bags and Purses is well accessible by wheelchair, except for a mezzanine. This is accessed by a stair lift, which the employees of the Museum of Bags and Purses happy to help. The museum also has a spacious elevator where a wheelchair or buggy easily fits in and on the ground floor is a disabled toilet. The museum has folding chairs available in various places in the building. Wheelchairs are not available.

Address Museum of Bags and Purses

Herengracht 573 1017 CD Amsterdam

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