Amsterdam museums: off the beaten track

Take a look at the list of Amsterdam museums below to find some inspiration for your next European river cruise passengers can step inside this small museum and learn about 600 years of Dutch cheese making. From Edam and Leerdammer to Gouda and Maaslander, all kinds of Dutch cheese are available to purchase at this museum. Although the Amsterdam Cheese Museum is nowhere near as big or informative as the Dutch Cheese Museum in Alkmaar, it is still worth popping in whilst on the Prinsengracht to sample the tasters and compare the different cheese varieties they have.

Diamond Museum

Coster Diamonds, one of Amsterdam's oldest diamond polishing factories, set up the Diamond Museum on Paulus Potterstraat in 2007. Since then it has become one of the most popular Amsterdam Museums, educating visitors on the geology of diamond creation, the history of humans and their love for diamonds and how the gems became a symbol of power and beauty. The museum has a multimedia system that can show visitors a complete collection of crowns from history and the most important stones in the world, alongside extraordinary replicas.

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