Amsterdam has many museums that tell the history of this sparkling capital. Right across from the Rijksmuseum you will find an example of such a gem; The Diamond Museum. In this museum you can learn everything about the origins of diamonds, on the trade in these sparkling stones and see your true diamond polishers and goldsmiths at work.
A visit to the Diamond Museum
Amsterdam has long been almost 400 year called the diamond city. In our capital diamonds were cut and traded and diamond trade was a major source of income.
The Diamond Museum is an initiative of Coster Diamonds BV. In 2007 the museum first opened its doors to interested parties. The museum takes you on a journey 200 kilometers below the ground. Here, namely carbon atoms formed over billions of years to rough diamonds.
During this trip the experts tell as diamond cutters all about the process of rough stone into sparkling diamonds. A goldsmith helps the diamond cutter to these precious stones to turn into beautiful jewelry.
In the Diamond Museum, you can admire unique and famous stones such as the Rembrandt diamond Monkeys Skull and Katana and structure you through a microscope at the world's smallest diamond.
A visit to the Diamond Museum can be different every time. In addition to finding the regular collection there alternating exhibitions that deal with the diamond.
Workshops at the Diamond Museum
The Diamond Museum is possible to participate in a real diamond course. Participants in this workshop will be taken for a look behind the scenes of Coster Diamonds and the Diamond Museum to learn all about diamonds. After the tour a professional diamond cutter will learn the basics of his craft. If you've been paying attention you get from the museum diamond chance to grinding and polishing. The workshops with 475 euros certainly not cheap, but you get for that money does your diamond with certificate to take home.
you can go to the coffee shop after visiting the museum for a small snack and you can buy souvenirs in the museum shop.
Admission Diamond Museum
|65 + / CJP / Students||€ 6, -|
|Child 13 t / m 18 year||€ 6|
|Kids t / m 12 year||Freebies|
For large groups, for example, a corporate event, family day or school is advised to make reservations.