We are very proud to have been awarded the title of ‘Best Museum Shop in Amsterdam’ by Dutch newspaper Het Parool in 2014; “The very best place for a shopping round after a museum visit is in the Museum of Bags and Purses. Having just seen hundreds of the most wonderful bags, you’re going to want one for yourself. The shop is inviting, offering an original range of products well-matched to the museum’s collection and the staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful,” according to the jury report.
Museumshop Tassenmuseum Hendrikje winner of Best Museumshop Amsterdam
“The very best place for a shopping round after a museum visit is in the Museum of Bags and Purses.”
The former Museum Director, Sigrid Ivo, considers the museum shop ‘a candy shop of bags and purses’. She is very happy to have been awarded first place in the museum shop awards, but still thinks that the shop can do with a makeover; “We need more space, so renovations are scheduled for January 2015. We are have more and more visitors and find that an increasing number of them come for the shop in the first place”.