Gassan Diamonds Factory

October 2, 2013 in Attractions

As Amsterdam is one of the most prominent diamond cities in the world (the brilliant cut was invented in Amsterdam)  your trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to diamond factory. Diamond trader Gassan Diamonds offers a great tour in there factory near the Waterlooplein. Get tickets here.

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In the historical Gassan Diamonds Factory you will see how diamond cutting is done. A professional guide will explain the cutting process and tools. The company has 425 years of history and this makes the experience both exciting and educational. They start with a rough stone and during the tour you’ll see how it is cut and polished into a beautiful diamond.

gassan diamonds building

At the end of the tour you get a glass of campagne with a diamond at the bottom. An experience diamond appraiser will test all these diamonds and let the group know which one is real. There always is one real diamond per group, making up for a thrilling end of the tour. The others leave with a nice cubic zirconia.

gassan diamonds tour

Obviously there also is a shop where Gassan Diamonds displays there own cut diamonds as well as big international brands. They also have a shop on Dam Square. The company is doing well, they’ve expanded to places like Singapore and London. The tour will give you a full understanding of the craftsmanship of diamond cutting. It will also give you insights in the broader world of diamonds.

Gassan Diamonds is located near Waterlooplein. It is in a large historical building which is a 3 minute walk from the Waterlooplein metro station and a 20 minute walk from Central station.

 

diamond shopAddress
Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173 – 175
1011 LN Amsterdam

Opening Hours
9:00 – 17:00 daily

Tickets
Tickets available online

How to get there
Metro 51, 53 or 54 or from Central Station to Waterlooplein

Website
gassan.com

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