The new Diamond Pavilion in Antwerp
Antwerp has traditionally been the place for traders and diamond lovers to meet. For ten years, the Diamond Museum on the Koningin Astridplein, in the heart of Antwerp and near the diamond district, was a popular tourist attraction. Diamonds and Antwerp go hand in hand, but unfortunately the museum closed its doors a while ago. No need for sadness though. Now, diamond lovers can go to the MAS in Antwerp. There you will find the Diamond Pavilion, a beautiful alternative to the old Diamond Museum that is worth a visit!
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
The MAS, situated near to the old port on het Eilandje, is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece that has a lot to offer. The Museum houses, for example, a contemporary art collection and a gourmet restaurant (where chef Vicky Geunes spoils you with culinary delicacies). You can also enjoy a beautiful view over the city of Antwerp. And now it also houses the Diamond Pavilion.
The Diamond Pavilion
The Diamond Pavilion is a collaboration between the Province of Antwerp’s Diamond Museum and the AWDC (Antwerp World Diamond Centre). After all, there couldn’t not be a centre in Antwerp where diamonds weren’t the highlight. A visit to the Pavilion will show you why the city is still called the diamond capital in the world. It gives you an insight into the world of diamonds, the current main players in the diamond trade and production, and an exhibition displaying various breath-taking diamonds. It serves to emphasize the quality of the diamonds cut in Antwerp. A visit to the Pavilion is free from Tuesday to Sunday.
At BAUNAT we also do our bit to contribute to the Antwerp diamond world. We have an extensive collection of diamond jewellery. Are you interested in or do you have questions regarding a particular model, do not hesitate to contact us.