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Diamond Museum – tickets, prices, discounts, what to see

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The Diamond Museum Amsterdam takes visitors on a journey from the diamond mine to sparkling jewelry. 

Few know of Amsterdam’s prominent role in the diamond trade, and the museum seeks to educate visitors about the fascinating history and craft of various gemstones.

This article shares everything you should know before buying tickets for Diamond Museum in Amsterdam.

Diamond Museum

What to expect at Diamond Museum

See world-famous and rare diamonds from all over the world, plus special exhibitions at Diamant Museum Amsterdam.

Learn about the history of Amsterdam’s diamond trade, see the artisans at work, and stand in a chamber of mirrors, which feels like standing in a giant diamond.

Check out old weapons, tiaras, jewels, crowns, and world-famous pieces.

The Katana, the Rembrandt Diamond, and the impressive Ape Skull inspired by Damien Hirst’s diamond-encrusted human skull are on display.

Diamonds probably aren’t anyone’s best friend, but this is surprisingly enjoyable (and sparkly!) Amsterdam activity.

Tickets & ToursCost
Diamond Museum tickets€13
Diamond Museum + Rijksmuseum€34

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Where to buy Diamond Museum tickets

There are two modes of buying tickets for Diamond Museum Amsterdam – online or offline at the attraction.

If you land at the venue to buy tickets, you must line up at the counter. During peak times, these lines can get long, and you will end up wasting your time. 

Online tickets for Diamond Museum Amsterdam are cheaper than those sold at the venue. 

When you book online and in advance, you also get your preferred time of visit. 

Online tickets also help you avoid last-minute disappointment when tickets get sold out.

How online ticket works

On the booking page, select your preferred date, time slot, and the number of tickets, and buy them right away.

After the purchase, you will receive the tickets in your email. 

You don’t need to take any printouts. 

All you have to do is swap your smartphone ticket for a paper ticket at the reception/box office.

Cost of Diamond Museum tickets

Diamond Museum Amsterdam tickets cost €13 for all visitors aged 18 years and above. 

Young visitors aged 13 to 17 years get a discount of €3 and pay only €10 for entry.

Tickets for students and CJP pass holders’ are priced the same as youth tickets. 

Children up to the age of 12 years can enter the museum for free, but the tickets can be booked only in combination with adults, youth, or reduced tickets.  

Diamond Museum tickets

Diamond Museum tickets
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With this ticket, get ready to dig deep the Amsterdam’s diamond history, where you will encounter the rarest of the rare diamonds. 

The diamond-studded crowns, swords, skulls, rings, and many other jewelry and art pieces will leave you spellbound. 

Stand in the breathtaking Glamour Room, which will make you feel like you’re inside a giant diamond.

Ticket Price 

Adult Ticket (18+ years): €13
Youth Ticket (13 to 17 years): €10
Student and CJP Ticket: €10
Child Ticket (up to 12 years): Free 

Diamond Museum + Rijksmuseum

Diamond Museum + Rijksmuseum
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Rijksmuseum is just 210 meters (689 feet) from Diamant Museum, and you can walk the distance in around three minutes.

This is the reason why visitors love to explore both attractions together.

Purchase this combo ticket that offers a discount of up to 5%.

Ticket Cost: €34

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How to reach Diamond Museum  

Diamond Museum is in a villa on Paulus Potterstraat, across the road from the Van Gogh Museum.

Address: Paulus Potterstraat 8, 1071 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands. Get Directions 

The most convenient way to reach the museum is by bus, tram, and car.

By Bus

Amsterdam, Museumplein is the nearest bus stop to Diamond Museum Amsterdam, only two minutes walk away.

By Tram

Amsterdam, Van Baerlestraat is the nearest tram station to the museum, only at a four minutes walking distance.

By Car 

If you are traveling by car, turn on your google maps and get started.

Coach parking is the nearest car parking to the Diamond Museum, only two minutes walk away.

Diamond Museum timings

Diamant Museum in Amsterdam is open every day of the week from 9 am to 5 pm.

Visitors usually spend one to one and a half hours exploring the museum completely.

Best time to visit Diamond Museum

Best time to visit Diamond Museum
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The best time to visit Diamond Museum in Amsterdam is as soon as it opens at 9 am. 

If you visit the museum early, you will not find it much crowded, and you can admire the beauty of some adorable masterpieces conveniently.

What to see at Diamond Museum

Here are things you must see when planning a tour of the Diamond Museum. 

Diamond Ape Skull

The Diamond Ape Skull is one of the Diamond Museum Amsterdam’s masterpieces, inspired by Damien Hirst’s diamond skull For the Love of God. 

Royal Coster Diamonds made its variation on this by studding a gorilla skull with countless small brilliant-cut diamonds.

On this monkey skull, with more than 17,000 pieces, there are more than twice as many diamonds. 

You can admire it in the Glamour Room of the museum.

Crown of King Willem II of the Netherlands

For the inauguration of King William II (1840 – 1849) in 1840, a crown was made in one and a half months. 

As the state treasury was virtually empty then, the crown was made of gilt silver, glass stones, and 72 imitation pearls. 

During the inauguration in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, the crown was carried into the church with the constitution, the state apple, the wand, the state sword, and the banner. 

The Dutch crown is never worn on the head during the ceremony but only displayed in front of the throne.

Chinese bridal crown

This crown was inspired by the traditional crown of the empress, Chao Guan. 

It is an impressive construction, full of symbolic significance. 

The phoenix, the mythological bird which arises from the fire, was a much-used symbol. 

Additional symbols included the blossom of the plum tree as a symbol of feminine innocence and the red color of the carnelian and the coral, as symbolic of good luck and wealth.

Coronation crown of a Yoruba king

In Yoruba, one of the largest of Nigeria’s ethnic populations, the conical coronation crown with a veil of beads is reserved exclusively for the direct descendants of the god Odudduwa. 

The veil has to hide the king’s face during important ceremonies to prevent his divine gaze from striking his subjects. 

The okin, the royal bird, on this crown is regarded as a messenger between the divine world and the Earth.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Diamond Museum

Frequently Asked Questions about Diamond Museum
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Here is a list of frequently asked questions by visitors about Diamond Amsterdam.

What are the opening hours of the Diamond Museum?

Diamant Museum (Amsterdam Diamond Museum) is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm, including weekends.

Is it necessary to print the Diamond Museum e-ticket?

No. It is also possible to show your e-ticket(s) on your mobile device at reception.

Can I visit the Diamond Museum with a group?

Yes. However, we strongly advise booking tickets in advance.

Do I have to queue with a Diamond Museum Card?

Every visitor needs to enter through the checkout, thus, if there is a queue, you must wait in line.

In addition to a cloakroom, does the Diamond Museum also have lockers?

Unfortunately, the museum does not have lockers. Usage of the cloakroom is at its own risk.

What are the opening hours of the Diamond Museum shop?

The opening hours of the museum shop are the same as the museum. The shop is open from 9 am to 5 pm.

Does the Diamond museum offer any audio tours?

There is no audio tour. However, several collections have audio devices. For these collections, audio is available in Dutch and English.

What can I bring to the Diamond Museum?

Electronic devices are obligated, as are small (hand)bags. Please, do not bring large (back)packs, food, or drinks inside.

Is it allowed to take photos or film in the Diamond Museum?

Yes, but without a flash.

Can I visit the Diamond Museum with a visual impairment?

Yes. We advise you to call the museum in advance so they can assist you.

Can I bring a guide dog to Diamond Museum?

Unfortunately, dogs and other (service) pets are not allowed inside. However, It is possible to book assistance in advance.

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