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Gassan Diamonds Tour

Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173-175, 1011 LV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
0031206225333
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Ranked #125 of 211 Activities in Amsterdam
Type: Factory Tours
Owner description: Experience the brilliance of diamonds at Gassan Diamonds!The Amsterdam diamond company Gassan Diamonds is located in a former steam-driven diamond... more » Owner description: Experience the brilliance of diamonds at Gassan Diamonds!The Amsterdam diamond company Gassan Diamonds is located in a former steam-driven diamond factory. A historic building, where you can watch our diamond cutters at work while a guide tells you all about diamond processing. Experience the thrill of the diamond polishing process at Gassan Diamonds. Admire the work of talented craftsmen as they turn rough diamonds into dazzling, exquisitely polished stones. Watch the process in all its facets. Experience the excitement of over 400 years of craftsmanship and tradition. And of course, we also sell the world-famous ‘Amsterdam Cut’. « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent - well worth the stop - only an hour and was free but very interesting. The delft blue store is opposite and has toilet facilities and free coffee facilities also xx good prices in store - not overly expensive. Beware of till person Nick ~ very rude with a can't be bothered attitude !!!!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The factory is located in the city of Amsterdam, as one of the free destination while we took a Hop-On Hop-Off Tour around Amsterdam. Here we can watch diamond cutters at work, while a guide told us all about diamond cutting process. We enjoyed to see the diamond cutting and polishing process at this factory. See by our self how... More

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Beirut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I loved the tour, they explain everything, and how the diamonds are made. You can select a diamond and make you a ring and you can get it in 30 minutes. Their shop has more stuff to buy. We had free coffee facing the factory.

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Helsinki
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Instead of going to a Diamond Museum we decided to visit a Diamond Factory as it was closer to where we were staying. There was no tour on any factory, they were pushing their overprised diamonds, nothing else. A woman from Asia with a very heavy accent was speaking English, was very hard to understand what was she saying actually.... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had a pre-booked tour as part of a group. We had a very knowledgeable young woman who gave us a guided tour explaining the process from start to the finished product. We then went into a room where we were shown various types of diamonds which were placed in rings to demonstrate their effectiveness. We were also shown trays... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

this tour was a waste of time it was packed ,you couldn't hear what was being said on the tour.the diamonds were very expensive.there was free tea and coffee but no sweeteners unless you have money to burn it worth a miss

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Of course they try to sell you diamonds and jewelry at the end, but the tour is very nice, you can see people carving and working on diamonds. There is also a part of the tour where you learn the differences between diamond types. As usual, the tour ends in the shop, but I wouldn't expect anything different.

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Whitehaven
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Visited on the 28th August and we were sent straight upstairs and a guide appeared just as we were about to leave. A brief 2 minute explanation on how diamonds were cut and polished then allowed to see expensive, individual diamonds and different grades of diamonds explained in good detail and then left to leave on your own through their... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Attended a guided tour of Gassan diamonds as part of a coach trip from the UK. The tour itself was very short but the guide was good, telling us all about how diamonds go from the ground to jewellery. Saw a woman polishing a diamond but she was the only one there...strange. There were various machines dotted around but with... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Although I thought they would spend a little longer talking about how the diamonds are formed, mined, shipped and are then cut and polished before you are then left to find your own way out. As others have said, the tour is a ploy to get you into their shop which you then find has more space given over to... More

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