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The Diamond Museum

The museum provides insight into the mining and grinding and processing of diamonds

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, experts such as diamond cutters tell everything about the process from rough stone to sparkling diamond. A goldsmith helps the diamond cutter to turn these precious stones into beautiful jewelery. In the Diamond Museum you can admire special and famous stones such as the Rembrandt diamond, the Apenschedel and the Katana and you can see through a microscope the world's smallest cut diamonds. A visit to the Diamond Museum can be different every time. In addition to the regular collection, there are exchange exhibitions that have to do 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.

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