The history and romance of diamonds are to be found in Antwerp's Diamond Museum, including how and why Antwerp controls 80% of the world's rough diamonds market and 50% of its polished diamond market. There is a diamond cutter at work during week days.
Things to see in Antwerp
Grote Markt 13
Tel: 03 232 0103.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 0900-1745, Sun 0900-1645.
There is also an information desk at Koningin Astridplein 26, outside Centraal station (same opening hours and contact details).