Museum of Bags & Purses
Travel the world from the comfort of Amsterdam’s Museum of Bags & Purses as they explore the history of travel and the development of suitcases and travel bags. The exhibition ‘Welcome Aboard’ runs from 12 March to 31 August 2014.
The museum on the Herengracht will display a huge array of unique suitcases and travel bags dating from 1850 to the present day. Trace the development of luggage through the years, from gigantic trunks that could stand up to travel by horse-drawn carriage or barge to the small, ultra-lightweight cases we now take with us when flying to distant climes. The collection includes carpet bags, woollen railway bags and luxury luggage sets designed by Louis Vuitton.