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Gassan Diamonds Tour

Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173-175, 1011 LV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
0031206225333
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Ranked #116 of 210 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: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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mtarfa malta
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51 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I happened to stop at Gassan Diamond factory since I was on a hop on hop off bus tour in Amsterdam. It is OK but you do not have to really make it a must unless you are really interested in buying a diamond ring to your partner or loved one. But be prepared to pay good money ! There... More

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Montgomery, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was part of our Amsterdam Tour and it was interesting. For the most part the guide tells you how a diamond is created. The polishers were nice and showed us close up how they were creating the facets. Once you walk through, it's pretty much over. They do take you to a room where they lock you in. But,... More

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Amsterdam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

It took only a few minutes to tell how to polish diamond and next you would find yourself "trapped" in a room, selling you diamonds with different quality and prices. Want to know the unique industry of Dunch? Better find somewhere else.

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Tokyo, Japan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The tour was not very interesting, unless you never seen a diamond before. In that case you might be interested. The guide explained how diamonds are cut and how their in house diamonds are cut differently. The guide was slightly arrogant and looking to make sales. Much better things to do around Amsterdam. Also, the free coffee was served in... More

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Cheshire
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This tour is free and it is what it is -A ploy to sell their jewellery. But its free and I found it interesting and we then got a free cup of coffee and a biscuit. What more could you ask? We were given a talk about how a rock is cut to become a diamond, we watched 2 workers... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

When in a city with extra time, I try to learn more about its history and unique sites. Gassan Diamond Tour is a place to see. The tour size is limited so what you see and learn is very intimate in scale. When you enter, of course you are told how diamonds form and mined. Then you move into the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Tour included watching diamond cutting, we were educated about diamonds, from mining to cutting, colour, and selling.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We were given this tour within our Viking "Windmills and Tulips" cruise. Our coach took us from the pier to Gassan Diamonds. We were able to watch the craftsmen take a rough stone, and transform it into a sparkling gem. Our guide walked our small group around the factory floor, and past many display cases filled with masterpieces of diamonds... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

A simple free tour of a distinguished diamond house. Clear explanation from a knowledgeable guide. Chance to watch diamond polishers at work. Opportunity to look at 3-carat diamonds of excessive value, sparkling in the light.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It's free entry but then again the tour is on one floor and one big room. The fun part is getting to see the diamonds and loosing your mind over the huge sums of money you're amongst.

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