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Coster Diamonds

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Coster Diamonds features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Amsterdam City Guide5-day Amsterdam City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Free guided tour
  • Chance to learn about diamond cutting
  • Impressive diamond and jewelry collection

Time required: 60 minutes

Phone: +31 20 305 55 55

Web site: http://www.costerdiamond...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Daily: 9am - 5pm

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: Free

Public transport:

  • Tram Line 2: Hobbemastraat stop
  • Tram Line 5: Hobbemastraat stop

Address: Paulus Potterstraat 2-6, 1071 CZ, Amsterdam

Photos: (see more photos)

Photo: Cafe6th

Things you need to know:

  • Coster Diamonds, founded in 1840, is a diamond workshop that offers guided tours
  • The Koh-i-Noor diamond (mountain of light), part of the British Crown Jewels and once the largest known diamond in the world, was re-polished here in 1852
  • Amsterdam became the center of the diamond business in the 16th century when Jews fled the Spanish Inquisition and move to the city
  • Visitors can observe how diamond graders, cutters and polishers work with the stones
  • Many diamonds come from South Africa

What to do there:

  • Opt for a self-guided or a free guided tour (30 min.) to discover the process of cutting and polishing diamonds
  • Admire the impressive diamond and jewelry collection

 

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