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Museum het Rembrandthuis
You almost expect to find the master himself at the Museum het Rembrandthuis , where Rembrandt van Rijn ran the Netherlands’ largest...
The lower part of this striking tower was built to strengthen Amsterdam's eastern defences in 1512. Positioned on the old city wall, it...
Built in 1695 and listing like a ship in a high wind, this tiny black building was once a lock-keeper's house on the Oude Schans. Today...
Tables splash out of mosaic-trimmed TisFris and over the canal, almost to Rembrandthuis' door. Pull up a chair and ask about the...
Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173-175 · interesting places nearby
Gassan Diamonds information
This vast workshop demonstrates how an ungainly clump of rock is transformed into a girl's best friend. You'll get a quick primer in assessing the gems for quality, and see diamond cutters and polishers in action. The one-hour tour is the best of its kind in town, which is why so many tour buses stop here. Don't worry: the line moves quickly.
The factory sits on Uilenburg, one of the rectangular islands reclaimed in the 1580s during a sudden influx of Sephardic Jews from Spain and Portugal. In the 1880s Gassan became the first diamond factory to use steam power.