Tickets for Museum of Bags and Purses

More purses than you can swing a handbag at

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Opening hours
Today:  10:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 17:00
Friday:  10:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 17:00
Best time to visit
Between 10:00 and 16:00
  • The Guardian calls this one of the "10 best museums in Europe you've never heard of"
  • See a unique collection of over 5,000 bags and purses (from 1600 A.D. to the present) including an actual Versace bag worn by Madonna
  • Walk around a traditional Amsterdam canal house and see the 17th-century rooms

British newspaper The Guardian recognized this museum as one of "The 10 Best Museums In Europe That You've Probably Never Heard Of." Take a look inside The Museum of Bags and Purses, the largest of its kind in the world.

The Museum of Bags and Purses is more than some old lady's leftover accessories in a closet full of mothballs. It's a fascinating collection that will show and tell you the story of a seemingly everyday article, covering fashion, art, Dutch customs and a decent slice of history. One of Madonna's own Versace handbags is even living out its days here, remembering her lovely touch.

The museum is situated in a lovely canal house in the center of Amsterdam, and it's in this intimate setting that you can devour the development of bags and purses from the Middle Ages, right through to the present day. This is the only place in the world where you will find so many beautiful, valuable, playful and exciting handbags in one collection, from 15th-century historical highlights, to the timeless classics of modern design from the planet's most famous designers.

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  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.
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Tassenmuseum Hendrikje
573,Herengracht, 1017 CD, Amsterdam
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
May 10, 2019
Nov 23, 2018
Beautiful mansion, excellent presentation but not as extensive as I had hoped.
Aug 30, 2018
Aug 9, 2018
I was really interesting.
Jul 31, 2017
Exibition created with deep thoughts concernig peoples style of living sińce 17 th century until now.
Jul 7, 2017
We loved ❤️ this little museum! A fun or beautiful discovery around every corner!
Mar 16, 2019
Mooi tentoongesteld, maar kleiner dan verwacht. 'Museumwinkel' is eigenlijk een dure tassenwinkel.
Jan 15, 2019
Me encanto, todo lo que tenga que ver con moda y más con historia de la moda me fascina. Excelente lo recomiendo.
Sep 18, 2018
A fascinating look into how handbags (and fanny packs) have changed throughout the ages.
Mar 4, 2018
Het is een leuk kleinschalig museum. Het is netjes ingericht met duidelijke informatie

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