Mission and vision - Museum of Bags Amsterdam

Mission and vision

As the largest bag museum and with a world-class collection, Museum of Bags Amsterdam is a leader in bags and bag design and accessories.

The museum wants to be a platform and knowledge center for visitors from all over the world; for lovers of fashion, design, craftsmanship; for school pupils and students; for designers, professionals, from the fashion and bag industry. Through exhibitions, activities, research and information, the Museum of Bags Amsterdam informs with knowledge and love for the bag.

Core values

  • Leading
  • Accessible
  • Enterprising
  • Inspiring
  • Customer oriented
  • Quality

The Museum of Bags Amsterdam collects objects and knowledge in the field of the bag, both historically and contemporary. The museum informs, surprises and inspires visitors with a unique collection and varied exhibitions in the field of bags, design and accessories. The museum shares knowledge in the field of bags and bag design with professionals and enthusiasts from the world of fashion, design and craftsmanship.

Read more about our objectives and the policy plan in our annual reports and annual accounts.

Stichting Tassenmuseum Hendrikje
Herengracht 573 | 1017 CD | Amsterdam
info@tassenmuseum.nl | +31 (0) 20 5 24 64 52
KVK: 41203988
RSIN: 804931926

What people are saying

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”

News & Updates

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Museum of Bags Amsterdam temporarily closed

In line with the national policy regarding the corona virus, the Museum of Bags Amsterdam will close its doors until…
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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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Virtual Tour Trunk Show

With our virtual tour, you will discover the exhibition Trunk Show from home.
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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.”