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Accessories Are A Girl’s Best Friend

In Museum of Bags & Purses

It’s all about the details in this latest exhibition at the bag and purse museum. Accessories are a Girl’s Best Friend shows the accessory collection of the Rijksmuseum. Find special umbrellas, hats, hair accessories, scarfs, gloves, shoes and panties that people wore through the ages.

Accessories are a Girl’s Best Friend

Some of the items are purely practical, others where the first real accessories of their time. Who used them and why? All of this will be explained as you walk through the museum. You will find out the special meaning behind wearing some of the simplest things and be amazed at how much fashion has changed throughout the years. See the iconic parasols, purses, dance booklets and hand fans from various centuries and learn the meaning behind these accessories.

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Museum of Bags and Purses


Herengracht 573,

Start Date

16 September 2017 (this event is over)

End Date

27 January 2018 (this event is over)



Location info

Museum of Bags and Purses

In the Southern Canal Belt

The Museum of Bags and Purses is probably one of the most unique museums in Amsterdam. They have over 5000 objects on display and with that it is the biggest collection of handbags in the world. Some of the pieces in the museums collection are very old, some even come from the 16th-century! The Museum …

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