The Bags and Purses Knowledge Centre

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The Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam is the largest museum of its kind in the world, showing the history of the handbag in Western culture from the late Middle Ages to the present time. Internationally, the museum is increasingly referred to as ‘The Bags and Purses Knowledge Centre’.

The Museum of Bags and Purses seeks to share its passion for handbags with you. This section of our website allows you a look behind the scenes. If you wish to know more about our collection, the museum building and the history of the handbag, this is the place to start. The next step, of course, is to visit us and see for yourself what we’re all about.

The History of Bags and Purses
Schools and Education
Inspiration
Bag Designers
Collaboration

Be informed about our expositions, exhibitions, events and other fun and interesting activities!