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Amsterdam's Museum of Bags & Purses: a temple to the tote

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

Hold everything — a museum has opened in Amsterdam dedicated to handbags. The Museum of Bags and Purses contains more than 3,500 bags and accessories that illustrate the history of women's purses in Western culture. The museum, including a cafe, is in a 17th century building at 573 Herengracht, behind Rembrandtplein. It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Christmas and New Year's. Info:

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