Amsterdam Sights

Diamond Museum Amsterdam

see diamond cutters and goldsmiths turning diamond stones into the most beautiful jewelry

This first diamond museum of the Netherlands was founded in 2006 and is located in a villa on the Museumplein, close to the Van Gogh Museum.

The Diamant Museum Amsterdam reveals the stories behind the diamond by showing films, photos, jewellery, historical documents and ... diamonds.


Using 10 themes, the museum's permanent exhibition Brilliant Beauties takes the visitor along on a journey through the history of the diamond.

Diamonds of all sorts and sizes can be seen. From the smallest diamond in the world - imperceptible to the naked eye - to the largest, the Golden Jubilee (545 carats). The museum collection includes world famous pieces, such as the Katana, the Rembrandt Diamond and of course The Ape Skull.

The Katana Sword set with diamonds!

The famous diamond encrusted Ape Skull, inspired by Damian Hirst's human skull covered in diamonds. This skull of an ape is covered with much more "diamonds" even.

Aerial photo of the headquarters of the diamond cutter and retailer, Coster Diamonds, with the Diamond Museum Amsterdam left - photo by Andere Andre

How to get there?

By tram: 2, 3, 5 or 12 stop Van Baerlestraat.
By car: nearest car park Museumplein

Diamant Museum Amsterdam
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Diamant Museum Amsterdam

Paulus Potterstraat 8
Amsterdam (Museum Quarter)

official website

Opening hours

Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Entrance fee

€ 11 adults
€ 8 13-17 years
free0-12 years

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