By Chuka Nwanazia.
There are lots of people who dream of diamonds, learning more about them and seeing some marvellous works of expert diamond polishers at a close glance but not a lot of them get a chance to visit Amsterdam’s lovely ‘City of Diamonds’. Founded in 2007 by Ben Meier and conveniently located in Amsterdam’s Museumplein (Museum Square), right next to the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, the Diamond Museum, Amsterdam isn’t just a home of jewels or the city of diamonds, it is a jewel in its own right. Set up by Coster Diamonds, a 200-year-old diamond polishing and trading firm, the museum aims to be a centre of learning and exhibition for diamond enthusiasts. The Diamond Museum and her exhibitions play the role of enlightening visitors on how diamonds are created. They also show how humans developed their love and passion for diamonds and seek to explain how diamond not only became a symbol of wealth but started to be associated with beauty and power.
Filled with well-made replicas of famous and very expensive jewels (wedding and engagement rings, necklaces, armbands and chains etc.), Diamond Museum Amsterdam shows the history of human knowledge about diamonds, all the worlds most important stones, a complete collection of the world’s historical crowns decorated with diamonds, history of Amsterdam’s prestigious diamond industry, a unique influence diamonds had on fashion, the entertainment industry and on the lives of everyday people.
There are guided tours for couples, individuals and groups. There is also the possibility of special arrangement where visitors can hand over their personal requests to the museum staff.
Diamond Museum Amsterdam Opening hours
Diamond Museum, Amsterdam is open 7 days a week 365 days a year.
|Monday – Sunday||09:00 – 17:00|
Diamond Museum Amsterdam prices and discount tickets
Tickets are available at the museum entrance and also on the official website of Diamond Museum, Amsterdam. Online tickets are cheaper and can be bought in a jiffy.
|Children 13 – 18||€ 7,50|
|Infants under 12||Free|
Address, contact information and route to the Diamond Museum Amsterdam.
The Diamond Museum Amsterdam is located in the Museum Square (Museumplein) area of Amsterdam at Paulus Potterstraat 8. The easiest way to get to the museum is by public transport from Amsterdam Central station and by foot from Rijksmuseum and/or Van Gogh Museum.
How to get there:
walking: from the Rijksmuseum, standing with your back to the Museum and facing the Museumplein walk to the street on your left in the direction of the square (3 minutes walk). The museum is the 3rd house on the right.
by tram: 2 and 5 from Amsterdam Central Station.
Diamond Museum Amsterdam location
Public transport to the Diamond Museum Amsterdam
From lots of areas in Amsterdam, there trams available to take you to the Rijksmuseum. Depending on where you hop on the tram you either have to get out at the stop Rijksmuseum, Museumplein or Spiegelgracht. The following trams will take you to these stops:
From Amsterdam Central Station:
- Tram 2, heading to Nieuw Sloten, stop Museumplein
- Tram 5, heading to Amstelveen Binnenhof, stop Museumplein
- Bus 170, heading to Uithoorn, Amstelplein, stop Rijksmuseum or Museumplein
- Bus 172, heading to Kudelstaart, stop Rijksmuseum or Museumplein
From Amsterdam Sloterdijk:
Tram 12, heading to Amsterdam Amstel, stop Museumplein
From Amsterdam Amstel:
Tram 12, heading to Station Sloterdijk, stop Museumplein
From Amsterdam Zuid WTC:
Tram 5, heading to Amsterdam Central Station, stop Museumplein
From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport:
Bus 197 heading to Marnixstraat, stop Museumplein
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