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