Culture Vultures, First Timers, History Buffs, Uniquely Dutch
Become a diamond expert, as the exhibition takes you on a journey from the origin of the rough stone to the sparkling gem. Learn more about the history, see how diamonds are geologically formed and where you can find these precious gems. How do the four factors, carat, colour, clarity and cut (4 C’s) determine the appearance and sparkle of a polished diamond? Discover the entire process in a fun and interactive way.
At the Diamond Museum Amsterdam you can admire an extensive collection of diamonds and artifacts. The tour shows how diamonds have increasingly been associated with wealth and power throughout the years. Replicas of some of the most famous diamonds, as well as Royal crowns from around the world are on display. Which one suits you best? Find out with the ‘Crown Yourself app’!
A visit to the Diamond Museum Amsterdam is not complete without seeing the impressive collection of artifacts. Admire the glass-diamond ‘Katana’, the smallest diamond ever polished and gaze at the ‘Ape Skull’, featuring 17,000 brilliant cut diamonds. Enjoy a fascinating visit and discover 400 years of diamond history in the ‘City of Diamonds’!
Note: The Diamond Museum Amsterdam is centrally located, next to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.