Amsterdam has a long history in the diamond trade and industry. The city has been a trading center for the sale of diamonds since the 16th century when the Serphadic Jews established the diamond cutting industry. Today, diamond cutting businesses are found throughout the city and several of them offer tours. These tours are free and usually take place between 09.00 and 17.00 during the day.
Diamonds are not necessarily cheaper in Amsterdam, but they are reasonably priced. You’ll also have the opportunity to see them be cut and polished. If you do decide to make a purchase, it will come with an extensive description, so you’ll know exactly what you’re getting.
You’ll find unique jewelers throughout Amsterdam. Aside from large, international companies like Cartier you’ll also encounter many smaller jewelers. They often sell authentic precious stones wrought at the hands of local craftsmen.
The following renowned diamond companies offer tours where you’ll be given information about cutting and polishing. They also sell finished diamonds:
Amsterdam has been known worldwide as the 'City of Diamonds' for four hundred years. For instance the 'brilliant' is a typical Amsterdam cut of diamond which is sometimes just referred to as the 'Amsterdam Cut'. ...Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173-175, Amsterdam
tel. +31 206 225 3
This modern museum is located in an especially adapted for this purpose 19c. large villa, at the Paulus Potterstraat, just in a middle of a short walking distance between Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Diamond Museum (Diamant Museum) has been created by Coster Diamonds, a large ...Paulus Potterstraat 8, Amsterdam
tel. +31 203 055 300
Every year hundreds of thousands of visitors stop by at Coster Diamonds to see the craftsman at work. The tour is led by a guide and is available in over 25 languages. The process of cutting and polishing is explained to you in detail. After the tour, visitors may admire the different ...Paulus Potterstraat 2-4, Amsterdam
tel. +31 203 055 555