There are a lot of things to love about Amsterdam, including the canals, The Van Gogh Museum, The Rijksmuseum, the cheese, the bicycles and the chocolate. On my most recent visit, I discovered one more: The Museum of Bags and Purses Hendrikje.
The 4000 piece collection includes pouches, pockets, purses, suitcases and accessories dating back to the 16th century and tells a wide variety of stories about fashion, art, history, decorative arts, and industrial innovations.
Here a just a few of my favorite items in the collection, starting with, of course, this assortment of trunks and suitcases:
This bag is actually a working telephone!
And this tortoise-shell bag inlaid with mother of pearl is the purse that started the collection.
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