Diamonds might not be the first things that come to mind when you think of Amsterdam, but the city actually has a huge history in the production of the sparkly stones. On this tour, you’ll learn all about them at a diamond factory – how they’re formed, mined and cut into the beautiful pieces we see in shop windows. The factory itself dates back to 1878, and it’s run by the Gassan family. When you arrive, you’ll be shown how the diamonds are produced, cut and priced. And if you fancy splashing out, you can even choose your own to buy – the staff will mount your diamond onto a jewellery piece of your choice in less than half an hour. The scenic journey to the factory's worth a mention, too. As you drive through the streets, your guide will point out sights like the Royal Zoo, the Maritime Museum and the Van Gogh Museum, where the biggest collection of the famous painter's works are kept.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.