Experience diamonds like the Royals do at the Royal Coster Diamonds, the oldest diamond polishing factory in the world. Since its establishment in 1840, Royals from all over the world came to Amsterdam to see the craftsmanship. Step into their shoes and witness the intricate work during a private guided tour.
You will explore the four monumental 17th-century villas and see how the craftsmen and -women create beauty that lasts for centuries. Your guide takes you on a journey through the history of the precious stones where you will find out how Amsterdam became the “City of Diamonds”. You dive into the rich legacy filled with Royal Stories: The Royal Coster Diamonds has welcomed visitors like Empress Sissi, the Viceroy of China, King Rama V, Prince Napoleon and many, many more.
In the Royal Experience, your guide explains how diamonds are created and polished. You will see the polishers and goldsmiths working up close. You can take a picture of yourself behind a real diamond polishing table while discovering a polisher's working place. Learn how to evaluate a diamond and why some diamonds sparkle more than others do. At the end of the tour, you receive a nice goody bag to take home.