Museum of Bags and Purses

Museum of Bags and PursesWonderful collection of bags and purses in a 17th century old canal house.

Every bag has its own story. It tells us something about the fashion, art, skills and customs of a particular period. Uncover the rich history of this everyday item at the Museum of Bags and Purses.

In a magnificent 17th-century canal house, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam, you will unlock the history of the bag from the Middle Ages to the present day. This is the only place you will find so many special and exciting bags under one roof. museum herengrachtFrom unique historical items to timeless classics produced by world famous brands and up-and-coming designers.


Besides the vast collection, Museum of Bags and Purses have various temporary exhibitions during the year. Take a look at the agenda on the website of Museum of Bags and Purses for the current exhibitions.

Opening times and fees

Daily from 10am to 5pm
Closed on New Year's Day, Kingsday (April 27) and Christmasday
On December 5, December 24 and December 31 the museum closes at 4pm

Entrance fee adults: € 12,50
Youth 13-18 years: € 7,50
Kids 7-12 years: € 3,50exhibition
Kids until 6 years: free

Address and map

Museum of Bags and Purses
Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam
Visit also the website of Museum of Bags and Purses
T +31(0)20 524 64 52

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Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 264
1012 RS Amsterdam
T +31(0)20 - 62 38 622

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