Rembrandtplein Square, MG 9157, Amsterdam

Rembrandtplein is one of the busiest squares in the city, at least when it comes to nightlife and clubbing. Of course, Rembrandtplein is named after the famous Dutch master painter, Rembrandt van Rijn, creator of works such as the Night Watch, and in the middle of the square you can find a large statue of the man, gazing down on the late night revellers with a rather thoughtful expression.

Rembrandtplein Square in Amsterdam, MG 9157

Museum of Bags & Purses, MG_9131, Amsterdam

A must see when in Amsterdam. Unfortunately for us, we reached the museum a few minutes before closing time, and I rushed to the different floors to have a broader perspective of the place and enough time for a few shots of these eccentric samples.

Museum of Bags and Purses MG_9131, Amsterdam

Museum of Bags & Purses, MG_9132 Amsterdam

Museum of Bags and Purses MG_9132, Amsterdam

Museum of Bags & Purses, MG_9133 Amsterdam

Museum of Bags and Purses MG_9133, Amsterdam

Museum of Bags & Purses, Amsterdam

The Museum of Bags and Purses, the largest of its kind in the world, will show and tell you the story of a seemingly everyday article. It is a fascinating story, featuring fashion, art, customs and history. The museum is situated in a lovely canal house in the centre of Amsterdam, part of the UNESCO World heritage Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam, displaying the development of bags and purses from the Middle ages to the present day. This is the only place in the world where you will find so many beautiful, valuable, playful and exciting handbags in one collection: from historical highlights from the 15th century to the timeless classics of modern design from the most famous designers.

Museum of Bags and Purses, Amsterdam

Museum of Bags & Purses, MG_9128 Amsterdam

Museum of Bags and Purses MG_9128, Amsterdam

Museum of Bags & Purses, MG_9130 Amsterdam

Museum of Bags and Purses MG_9130, Amsterdam

Canal of Amsterdam MG_9044

Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, has more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht, dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city, known as the Grachtengordel. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buildings. The 17th-century canal ring area, including the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Jordaan, were placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2010, contributing to Amsterdam’s fame as the “Venice of the North”.

Canal of Amsterdam MG_9044

Canal of Amsterdam MG_9045

Canal of Amsterdam MG_9045

Canal of Amsterdam MG_9139

Canal of Amsterdam MG_9139