A tour to the world of purses!

What can a lady enjoy in Amsterdam?

Women’s things! A multitude of those is waiting for you in the unique Museum of bags and purses of Ivo Hendrikie.

This not only interesting as an introduction to a fashion accessory, but also as a journey into the history of Amsterdam.

The building where the museum is located (Herengracht No. 573), is where the Cornelis de Graf family lived. Cornelis de Graf was the mayor of Amsterdam, a relative to Johan de Witt, and his son Peter and grandson Gerritwere president-governors of the East India Company.

In the house built in 1666 there are two rooms that are contemporaries of the de Graf family. The founders of the East India Company were 17 families of the Netherlands. Eight of those families were from Amsterdam, de Graf being one of them.

The collection of bags and purses is private and its owner, Ivo Hendrikie, owned more than 5000 copies. Their history is five hundred years long, and it reflects the fashion trends and the development of technical progress.

The exposition of the museum presents well-known brands of our time. Moreover, the “vintage” theme is very popular in Amsterdam. We’lltalk about the history of the main fashion houses in Europe: Burberry, PacoRabanne, Hermes, Prado, LV, Judith Leiber, Emilio Pucci, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Stella MacCartney and many others.

The temporary exposition “The Royal Bags” tells the story of fashion in royal houses in Europe of the past.

After thetour, you will know the distinctive features of the fashion of France, England and the Netherlands, as well as the history of fashion houses and iconic accessories.

At the end of the tour, you will be invited to have a traditional cup of coffee or tea in the museum’smagnificent café.

In the museum’s bag shop, you can buy bags by Dutch designers: VliegerenVandam, Janssen, Hester van Eeghen, By-Lin, WimMutsaers and others.

To order this tour, contact us:

E-mail: info@tour-pro.nl | Tel. +31 20 2614 777

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Tour information

Duration: 2 hours


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