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Address: Katelijnestraat 43, Bruges B-8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32-50-34 20 56
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Although the Belgian city of Antwerp is generally better known for the...
Although the Belgian city of Antwerp is generally better known for the diamond trade, the Diamond Museum sheds a fascinating light on Bruges’ gem connection (diamonds were traded and polished here as far back as the 14th century). The museum features permanent and temporary exhibitions, a shop dedicated to all things diamond-related, and offers its unique “Diamond Polishing Show” each day.
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Too bad you can't pay just for the demonstration

We had read the reviews on this and like many others, the museum itself is just okay. The demonstration on cutting and polishing diamonds was very interesting and educational. Too... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went in here and thoroughly enjoyed the demonstration which was excellent. We really appreciated the multilingual skills of the demonstrator who gave an excellent demonstration and answered lots of questions. Would definitely recommend to friends. We found the museum interesting but the demonstration was much more enjoyable (as these things often are).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Nice experience, although i was a little bit dissapointed of the artifects exhibition. Of course you cant have real diamonds to exhibit, but i was expecting something more creative. However, the demonstration of diamond cutting at the end of the tour makes it worth. I would just skip the whole thing and go directly to the demonstration since the cutter... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had read the reviews on this and like many others, the museum itself is just okay. The demonstration on cutting and polishing diamonds was very interesting and educational. Too bad you have to pay the full €11 and can't just pay the €3 for the demonstration. It was raining so it gave us an excuse to get out of... More 

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Epworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A superb museum which helps increase your knowledge on such valuable things. Try to plan your visit to see the diamond polishing session that happens daily. This is interesting and gives another insight into how diamonds become so beautiful, it involves a lot of hard work. Well worth a visit.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We arrived in the morning at the diamond museum which is included in the Bruges City Card without realising the diamond polishing demonstration is only at 12.15 & 15.15pm. We had a look round & were given a ticket to come back in the afternoon to see the demonstration which we duly did. It was supposed to be a thirty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

An interesting and informative story about the history of diamonds, and in Bruges and Belgium specifically. The museum covers a large spectrum of information in a small place, with plenty of examples of diamond-related tools and cuts, etc. The cutting demonstration left a bit to be desired as it was brief and very rote - we've seen a similar one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

You can get in free with the city card! The diamond cutting demonstration is suppose to be extra, but we got it included! The demos are only in the afternoon and fill up quickly, so if you want to see it, make a reservation. It's in French, Dutch and English. The rest of the museum tells the history of diamonds.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

a great insight into the history of diamonds, how they are mined and polished. a very interesting visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Some interesting information and displays in the museum including old equipment and how it was used. Some pieces you can experiment with upstairs. The talk in the basement was the highlight and well worth the extra three euros. We paid 11 euros each in total. The diamanthuis next door sells unique pieces too and is worth a look if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were not sure what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. We paid extra for the polishing exhibition so it came to 11 euros each. The demo is definitely worth it as it is easier to absorb the knowledge verbally (3:15 talk on Monday). We spent just over an hour there and enjoyed some of the talking signs. The... More 

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