At the Diamond Museum Amsterdam you will be taken on a journey that began 3 billion years ago, one that started under the surface of the earth, which eventually ends up as the precious diamond found on your finger. Established in 2007, Ben Meier was passionate about his craft and wanted to share that by educating people on the diamond craft and everything that encompasses it, from renowned experts in the field.

By visiting you'll not only be informed on the history and origins of the diamonds but you'll be exposed to the collection of famous artifacts and crowns, plus you can become an expert in your own right by learning the differences between a real and fake diamond in the Diamond Masterclass. Whether you'd like to enhance your knowledge or simply browse the stunning collection, be sure to visit the original 17th century villa and emerse yourself into the wonderful world of the diamond.

For the ultimate experience you can book a group guided tour or a private diamond masterclass to get the most our of your visit.

Please note: Opening times may vary on December 25th, 31st and January 1st


  • See the famous Diamond Ape Skull
  • See the historic crowns around the world collection
  • Learn about diamond origins

Did you know:

  • It is the only Diamond Museum found within Europe
  • In the 17th Century Amsterdam became the world center for processing and trading diamonds
  • Amsterdam is nicknamed the 'City of Diamonds'
  • The Diamond Museum Amsterdam was first established in 2007 by a well-known diamond polisher Mr Ben Meier, he had the priceless task of polishing the diamonds of Her Majesty the Queen Juliana of the Netherland's watch.
  • The Diamond Ape skull has more than 17.000 brilliant cut diamonds in it. That is almost twice as much as Damien Hirsch’s human version.

How to get there: 

Diamond Museum Amsterdam is situated inbetween the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Musesum

  • Tram: 2 and 12 Rijksmuseum

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Monday 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday 9 AM - 5 PM

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Paulus Potterstraat 8, 1071 CZ


003120 - 3055300

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