Amsterdam: Museum of bags and purses | Back to school

TRIPADVISOR WHAT TO VISIT IN AMSTERDAM BAGS AND PURSES MUSEUM STYLISH CONFIDENCE The blogosphere is affluent in “Back to school” posts and I must conform myself in writing one too. This year, I strayed the classic post “Autumn Outfit Ideas”. As inspiration, you can read the post I wrote last year here. Today, 5th September we are going to the museum. It is said that September is ideal to set new goals. I do not know how it applies to me; until then follow me to the Museum of bags and purses (Tassen museum) in Amsterdam.

I always admired dedicated teachers who were involved in the art of teaching using different methods: games, debates, outdoor activities and  museums trips. A visit to the museum offers a deep cognitive learning while you can relax at the same time. If I am visiting a new city, I do not miss the chance to visit a museum or more. It was the same in Amsterdam. After official information, the Netherlands has more museums per square mile than any other country and 92 of them are in Amsterdam. After a walk along the canal and a portion of Dutch pancakes, we headed to the museum.

What? Where?How? 

  • The museum is located in a traditional Amsterdam house dating from the 17th century, part of UNESCO World Heritage Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam. The museum is a small one with three floors and a restaurant. It also has 2 Period Room (17th and 18th centuries) perfect for business meetings or other events.

  • More than 5,000 bags and purses dating from the 16th century to the present

  • Address: Museum of bags and purses | Herengracht 573| 1017 CD Amsterdam

  • Hours: open daily (exception 1st Jan, 27 April, 25th December) from 10am – 5pm

  • Price: 12.5 euro

Nominated to be one of the 10 Best Fashion Musem in the World, the museum has unique pieces that show the history of purses / (hand)bags from the Middle Ages to the present. For art lovers and fashion, there are exhibitions at the museum.

I’ll let the photography to present you the  history better that I do.

TRIPADVISOR WHAT TO VISIT AMSTERDAM MUSEUM OF BAGS AND PURSES TASSER MUSEUM STYLISH CONFIDENCE

TRIPADVISOR WHAT TO VISIT AMSTERDAM MUSEUM OF BAGS AND PURSES TASSER MUSEUM STYLISH CONFIDENCE

TRIPADVISOR WHAT TO VISIT AMSTERDAM MUSEUM OF BAGS AND PURSES TASSER MUSEUM STYLISH CONFIDENCE

TRIPADVISOR WHAT TO VISIT AMSTERDAM MUSEUM OF BAGS AND PURSES TASSER MUSEUM STYLISH CONFIDENCE

TRIPADVISOR WHAT TO VISIT AMSTERDAM MUSEUM OF BAGS AND PURSES TASSER MUSEUM STYLISH CONFIDENCE

TRIPADVISOR WHAT TO VISIT IN AMSTERDAM MUSEUM O BAGS AND PURSES STYLISH CONFIDENCE

TRIPADVISOR WHAT TO VISIT IN AMSTERDAM MUSEUM O BAGS AND PURSES STYLISH CONFIDENCE

TRIPADVISOR WHAT TO VISIT MUSEUM OF BAGS AND PURSES STYLISH CONFIDENCE

TRIPADVISOR WHAT TO VISIT MUSEUM OF BAGS AND PURSES STYLISH CONFIDENCE

I forgot to mention that at the museum you can actually see the handbag of Margaret Thatcher and the Versace bag worn by Madonna.

TRIPADVISOR WHAT TO VISIT AMSTERDAM MUSEUM OF BAGS AND PURSES STYLISH CONFIDENCE

TRIPADVISOR WHAT TO VISIT AMSTERDAM MUSEUM OF BAGS AND PURSES STYLISH_CONFIDENCE

stylish happy

 

12 Comments

  1. September 20, 2016 / 9:26 AM

    Wow this looks like sure an interesting exhibiton. Thank you so much for sharing your experience!

  2. Борка Шаула
    September 17, 2016 / 3:13 PM

    I have never been to an exibition like this. It must have been nice to see these purses that were made through the history. I also liked the teachers who used different methods because studying was easier then.

  3. September 13, 2016 / 8:32 PM

    Those chatelieres are my style! Great post!

  4. September 13, 2016 / 4:36 PM

    Wow, that museum sounds so interesting! The next time I go to Amsterdam, I should definitely visit. Thanks for sharing your experience 🙂

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  5. September 13, 2016 / 12:24 AM

    Super cool I love the pictures! But the font is quite hard to read, at least for me 🙂

  6. September 12, 2016 / 7:28 PM

    I was in Amsterdam a month ago, how did i miss this gem? Next time i won’t make the same mistake 🙂

  7. September 12, 2016 / 5:58 PM

    That’s a palce fro me to visit! I love to know teh history of bags and purses – how people used to carry them, what was important in them and so on. Great place! I need to visit this.

  8. Jolina
    September 9, 2016 / 8:13 PM

    I love going to museums and one that’s all about bags? Count me in!

  9. Elizabeth O.
    September 9, 2016 / 4:39 PM

    I don’t think I’ve ever visited a museum that focuses on bags and purses before! I think this is quite nice and it’s the perfect place for people who also love fashion and would like to learn more about what people used for bags in the past!

  10. September 9, 2016 / 3:02 PM

    THIS LOOKS GREAT, AMSTERDAM HAS LOAD OF RICH CULTURE AND HISTORY AND THERE IS NO WHERE BETTER TO GET THESE FIRST HAND VIEW THAN THE MUSEUM IT SELF. VINTAGE.

  11. September 8, 2016 / 11:09 PM

    Omg, there’s a purse museum? I’m going to Amsterdam next week! Guess I know where I’ll be going. Thanks for the tip!!

    • Catalina
      September 9, 2016 / 4:24 PM

      Yes, there is !! And it`s a perfect escape!! Glad I could help and enjoy your time in Amsterdam ♥

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