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Tassenmuseum

Museum of Bags and Purses

World's foremost bag collection
Enjoy 500 years of history of the Western ladies bag in a beautiful, historic canal house from 1666, located in the centre of Amsterdam.
Open every day from 10.00 - 17.00 hrs.

 

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Welcome aboard

In the exhibition Welcome Aboard the suitcase is an object of modernity, reflecting the mobility and speed of the times. Through 31 August the museum has gigantic trunks for travel by coach and ship, as well as luxurious luggage sets from the 1950s and extravagant dressing cases containing silver brushes and crystal vials on show.

The exhibition Book the Welcoem aboard arrangement

Barbie's Birthday Bash

As of 21 January the Tassenmuseum is celebrating Barbie's fiftieth year in the Netherlands with an exhibition on Barbie and her clothing styles. Fifty Barbies, dating from 1960 to 2010, will be shown in the exhibition. On view through 4 May. 

Now on Reserve a Barbie high tea

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The collection

The museum shows the history of the Western ladies bag from the late Middle Ages to present day. The collection tells stories of social developments and styles in the applied arts and fashion through the centuries.

Timeline Highlights from the collection