The Museum of Bags and Purses is must go when in Amsterdam. All started with the love of an antique merchant, Hedrikje Ivo, for bags. She collected the little preciosities for more than 35 years, until the open of the museum in 96.
Located in a beautiful canal house, build in 1664 for the mayor of Amsterdam, the museum now displays more than 4.000 bags, through which tells the history of the western ladies’ bag from the late Middle Ages up to the present day. Besides the permanent collection, the museum also holds temporary exhibitions, currently CRYSTAL loves LEATHER, a wonderful collection that shows the inspiration of famous designers by the Swarovski elements; and the Omar Munie exhibition, this contemporary young Dutch designer produces only 25 pieces of each of his creations- extremely special.
A part of the whole enchantment of the collection, the museum has a delightful café situated at the rear of the building, facing a beautiful historical garden, that offers delicious sandwiches, pastries and a high tea – by reservation only.
The Museum of Bags and Purses is open from 10 A.M to 5 P.M – closed on 1st of January, 30th April and 25th December. The café closes at 4h30 P.M.
Crystal loves Leather exhibition open until 29th of August and Omar Munie exhibition open until 22nd of August.
For more information and reservation visit the website.
Além de o encanto de toda a coleção, o museu tem um delicioso café situado no fundo do antigo casarão, com vista para um belo jardim histórico, que oferece deliciosos sanduíches, bolos e high tea – somente por reserva.
O Museu das Bolsas está aberto diariamente das 10h às 17h – fechado somente em 1º de janeiro, 30 de abril e 25 de dezembro. O café fica aberto somente até às 16h30
A exibição Crystal ama Couro fica aberta até 29 de agosto, e a exibição Omar Munie até 22 de agosto
Para mais informações e reservas visite o site.