Museum of Bags Amsterdam | A house full of stories on the Herengracht
'House' full of stories about the bag, but also about fashion, design, metier and society.

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I would recommend a stopover for any fan of purses!
"Stunning"
One woman's acquiring a handbag led to a huge collection. Margaret Thatcher, Liz Taylor and Hillary Clinton's bags are all here.
"Loved this museum!"
Really gorgeous handbags with explanations. Fab restaurant there too and a tea shop.
"Spectacular place"
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News & Updates

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What’s in a Bag?

Interview with Manon Schaap, the new director of the Tassenmuseum Amsterdam.
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Museum of Bags Amsterdam is building its future

Museum of Bags Amsterdam is on the move. From a museum with bags to a sparkling House full of stories…
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Elza Wandler shapes the fashion industry

According to the international platform The Business of Fashion, Dutch designer Elza Wandler is one of the people who shapes…
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Talent Talks and Tours

During Talent Talk # 2, designer Elza Wandler tells the story of her Wandler brand, which has grown into a…
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Museum of Bags Amsterdam is thinking "out of the bag" with a new course

With the arrival of Manon Schaap, it was announced that the museum would literally start thinking “out of the bag”…
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Icon Bags in Bloom: Alexander McQueen

This bag with blue and black feathers is a typical McQueen bag. You admire this design by the popular fashion…
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Icon Bags in Bloom: Gucci Bamboo Bag

The Bamboo Bag is for Gucci what the Birkin bag is for Hermès: an icon. The bag can now be…
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Manon Schaap new director of the Museum of Bags Amsterdam

Manon Schaap has been director of the Museum of Bags Amsterdam since 1 March. She is responsible for the artistic…
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Museum of Bags Amsterdam in the top 10 ‘World’s Best Fashion Museums’

In September 2014 an authoritative travel website – Fodor’s Travel (Fodors.com) – placed the Museum of Bags Amsterdam in its…
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Museum of Bags Amsterdam winner of Best Museum shop Amsterdam

“The very best place for a shopping round after a museum visit is in the Museum of Bags Amsterdam.”
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Made in Italy and how the families of Italy built Italian fashion

For centuries, Italian design has involved a combination of tradition and craftsmanship with a luxurious, sensual look.
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Limited time only: showcase Karl Lagerfeld

The Museum of Bags Amsterdam is proud to display a number of Karl Lagerfeld’s designs in our collection, from early…