Frequently Asked Questions | Museum of Bags and Purses
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Frequently asked questions

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  • When is the museum open?

    We are open daily – even on Monday – from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

    On January 1st (New Year’s Day), April 27th (King’s Day), 3rd and 4rd November (under construction) and December 25th (Christmas Day), the museum is closed.

    On December 5th, 24th (Christmas Eve) and the 31th the museum closes early at 4 p.m.

    Is the museum accessible to wheelchair users?

    Yes, our museum is wheelchair-friendly. We have toilet facilities for the disabled on the ground floor, a spacious lift, and a stairlift to take you to the entresol. Should you need assistance, just let us know before you visit and one of our hostesses will be available for you.

  • What is the price for an entrance ticket?

    The fee for a regular entrance ticket for adults is €13. See all the prices and/or order a ticket online.


    Can I visit the museum using my Museum Card?

    Yes, a Museum Card will admit you for free. You can also be admitted with an:

    • Amsterdam City Card
    • Amsterdam City Pass
    • Holland Pass
    • ICOM membership card
    • Friend of the Museum card
    • Museum of Bags and Purses e-ticket
    • Entrance ticket purchased at another point of sale


    If you have a discount card, you should always bring it to the museum. An image or photo of the card is not sufficient. If you don’t have the pass or card with you, you have to pay the full price.

  • How do I get to the museum by public transport?

    From Amsterdam Central Station:

    • Tram 9 or 4 to tram stop “Rembrandtplein”.
    • Tram 16, 24 or 25 to tram stop “Keizersgracht” on Vijzelstraat.
    • Metro 51, 53 or 54 to metro station Waterlooplein.


    Where can I park my car?

    We suggest parking Stadhuis-Muziektheater, a parking garage on Waterlooplein. Although you might be able to find a parking space on Herengracht, it is often difficult to find a spot.


    If I visit the museum by boat, where can I dock?

    You can dock your boat across the canal at Herengracht 552 or in front of Herengracht 603.


    Do canal boat operators stop near the Museum of Bags and Purses?

    Yes, Canal Company boats stop at Herengracht and other canal boats stop at the Dutch National Opera & Ballet at Waterlooplein.

  • Can I have lunch or coffee in the museum?

    Yes, our café is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Feel free to drop in for a cup of coffee, a freshly made sandwich, salad or homemade soup. No need to make a reservation here. And our dessert showcase is always full of petit fours and fresh pies and cakes.


    Do I have to make a reservation for a High Tea? How do I do this?

    We will be pleased to take your reservation! We can then set a beautiful table for you. Reserve a High Tea.


    What is included in a High Tea?

    We serve various teas and delicacies such as petit fours, scones accompanied by clotted cream and jam, sandwiches and hot little savoury treats.


    At what time can I reserve a High Tea?

    A High Tea can be reserved from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. You can indicate the time you would like when you make your reservation.


    May I visit the museum before or after a High Tea?

    Yes, it is possible before and after a High Tea. Since a visit usually takes about 90 minutes, keep in mind that we close at 5:00 p.m.


    Is it possible to accommodate allergies or dietary preferences?

    Of course, but we ask that you indicate what these are (under ‘special requests’) when making your reservation.


  • I own a special handbag. Would the museum be interested?

    We might be! Please send an email to that includes a picture of the bag and states whether you wish to donate, lend or sell it. This way, our curator can assess the bag and we can get back to you about it as soon as possible.

  • Please do not hesitate to contact us! Send an email to or call +31 (0) 20 5 24 64 52

What people are saying

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

Other questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact us! Send an email to or call +31 (0) 20 5 24 64 52