The best high tea in bag heaven..!


The best high tea in bag heaven..!

There are a few typical Dutch things I miss now that I live the expat life in San Francisco. So when we were back in Amsterdam for Christmas I made sure I feed those cravings. Like eating ‘bitterballen‘ (kind of fried meatballs) and ‘ontbijtkoek‘ (kind of honey cake) as well as visiting my favourite places. Like the Museum of Bags and Pursus (Tassenmuseum Hendrikje). As I am a big baglover, you might understand that this place was a must visit! This museum has the biggest bag collection in the world with very unique and mind-blowing purses and bags. Moreover, Tassenmuseum Hendrikje is famous for its delicious high tea. Another appealing feature is that the museum is located in a beautiful traditional canal house with many charming, elegant and chic rooms. So when my friends asked me to go out for a high tea, I knew exactly where I wanted to go.


Tassenmuseum High Tea

Tassenmuseum Hendrikje is awarded as one of the 10 Best Fashion Museums of the World and tells the fascinating story of bags and pursue throughout the centuries. The museum showcases an enormous collection of approximately 5000 bags and purses (from 1600 to the present). Moreover, the museum often has a special exhibition. And these months the theme is Royal Bags, which is super exciting as the royal families have set the fashion style for centuries. Some of the bags carried by the sovereigns even became iconic pieces, like the Kelly-Bag carried by Princess Grace. Even if you don’t love bags the way I do, your visit to this museum will be surprisingly interesting and fun. And don’t forget to enjoy the high tea after you experienced the journey through this extensive world of bags.


Tassenmuseum High Tea

Having a high tea is always a very special treat and should be served in a charming, cozy and beautiful setting in a relaxing atmosphere. Tassenmuseum Hendrikje definitely lives up to these wishes. You can choose from the High Tea Hendrikje (two course) and the Classic High Tea (three course). We enjoyed the last one, starting with warm en cold savory bites and sandwiches, after which the delicious sweet dishes came on the table. We ended the high tea experience with scones topped with Devonshire clotted cream, jam and lemon curd. Oeh la la, this was so yummy!! And I’m actually very sad that I have to miss it for quite a while, so I strongly suggest that you go check it out and let me know whether you enjoyed your visit as much as I always do:)!


Tassenmuseum Hendrikje, Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, +31205246452


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  • Ah ik wist niet dat zij high teas hadden joh! Super nice!!!

    • Jaaaaa!! En het is echt een heerlijke en super mooie high tea!! En je kan meteen even een rondje maken door het Tassenmuseum zelf, zo leuk!! Big Xx

  • High tea looks like so much fun – those macaroons! I’ve always wanted to do something like this!


    • Yes you should go out for a high tea!! it is so much fun!! And when you visit Amsterdam, the high tea at Het Tassenmuseum Hendrikje is the best!! Xx Susanne

  • First off, I absolutely LOVE high tea. I used to go a few times a year, but haven’t gone more than once in the last year since all my best girlfriends are back in Canada, but I’d absolutely love to go. This spot is so pretty. The desserts and tea look so delicious. I had been making my own high tea at home for awhile lol

    And, I want to see this amazing bag exhibit! It sounds wonderful. It’s cool learning about the history of bag designs. The Kelly bag is definitely one of the most well known, but you always learn really cool facts that you never expect at design exhibit and museums. 🙂 It looked like a fun time. I hope it was even more amazing than you hoped it would be.


    • Thank you Miki for your enthusiastic comment!! I also love high tea so if I would be happy to be your partner in crime when I visit LA! The museum is truly amazing indeed! The collection of bags is so extensive, special and beautiful and the canal house is also very stunning!! Thank you once again for stopping by and taking the time to write this sweet comment! Xx Susanne

  • Rina Doria

    I love the regal and luxe feel of this high tea place! How fun would it be to dine here! The whole set up is just stunning! And I’m getting hungry just looking at all those yummy goodies too. I love trying out different high tea places around where I live and dressing up for it too!

    Hope you’re having a great week so far babe!

    xoxo Rina Samantha

  • What a bag & tea paradise this is Susanne! I wish I could visit it like tomorrow! 😀 I could never though I can find my big loves in one place tea, sweets and bags! And those macaroons <3 Also this classic decor is so inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing with us and hope you had an amazing time!

    • Thank you so much Stella!! We indeed had an amazing time and I hope you can visit this place one day as well (or a similar one with all your friends)!! I’m also such a big fan of macarons!! Hope you had an amazing weekend! Big Xx Susanne

  • That place looks amazing.

    • Thank you Izabela!! It really is an amazing place to go when you visit Amsterdam! Have a lovely Sunday! Xx Susanne

  • christine

    You had me at high tea! I love high tea – every element of it from the tiny sandwiches, to the delicate china and just the vibe overall. What a treat! This museum sounds so lovely and the tea portion is a must! Thanks for sharing such an incredible time with us. xoxo, Christine

    • Hahaha I know right! Everything about high tea is amazing!! That you for your compliments and yes, if you ever visit Amsterdam, make sure you stop here! Big Xx Susanne

  • Oh wow this all looks so delicious and a beautiful setting too. Gemma x

  • Everything looks so good!

    Lisa Linh

    • Yessss and everything tasted also so so good! Thank you for stopping by! Xx Susanne

  • Amy

    High tea is my fave, such a fun afternoon activity! Gorgeous photos.

    xx, Amy

    • Thank you so much Amy! And hope you can visit this high tea in Amsterdam soon! Xx Susanne

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