Visit the Diamond Museum and become a diamond expert! A visit to the Diamond Museum Amsterdam sends you to a journey that starts 200 kilometers below the surface of the earth. You will learn how diamonds are formed through a process of billions of years to their final shape we all know and love. But it doesn’t stop there because at our museum you see actual diamond polishers and goldsmiths turn rough stones into the most beautiful jewellery.
Located between the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum at the famous Museum Square you will find the Diamond Museum Amsterdam.
Amsterdam and diamonds are a perfect match since the 16th century where the trade flourished for more than 400 years now. For four centuries the passion and dedication to the craft of diamond polishing led to the current situation where Amsterdam is the city of diamonds and the worldwide recognized center of the diamond trade.
The Diamond Museum Amsterdam is the only museum of its kind in the world, founded by Coster Diamonds. Many famous diamonds were cut in Amsterdam by the polishers of Coster Diamonds, such as the Cullinan (the largest diamond ever found) and the Koh-I-Nor (the mountain of light).
Learn about every aspect of the world of diamonds. From the origins of diamonds, to the valuation, different types of diamond and the attributes that make them special and so valuable. See the most beautiful diamond artifacts and the smallest diamond ever cut.
Gaze upon the diamond encrusted version of 'Starry Starry Night' by van Gogh, see how kings throughout history showed their power and status through the 'Crowns Around the World' collection and the famous diamond-studded ape skull.
The diamond museum is easy to reach and when you are done, you are welcome to visit Coster Diamonds next door and see the diamond polishers and goldsmiths at work creating the most beautiful diamond jewelery.