Where was Rough Diamonds on Netflix filmed? We discuss the popular Netflix TV Show and its filming locations.
There’s an 8-part thriller-drama on Netflix with an international flavor.
Rough Diamonds was created by Rotem Shamir and Yuval Yefet and stars Kevin Janssens, Ini Massez, and Robbie Cleiren.
The drama thriller follows the turbulent story of The Wolfson family. The events are set into motion when Yanki Wolfson commits suicide in the diamond exchange in Antwerp using the gun of an unsuspecting security guard. His brother hears the news and returns to the family that he left fifteen years ago to discover what is happening.
There is a string of revelations, including gambling debts, smuggling, and dodgy business transactions that threaten the family and the business, but that’s not what we are here for today.
Instead, we wonder about the locations used for this European production and ask, where was Rough Diamonds filmed?
Where was Rough Diamonds filmed – a breakdown of filming locations
With the series set and based in and around Antwerp and the thrust of the premise focusing on the diamond merchant business, it was always going to be critical that the show would be filmed on location.
Most of the production was filmed in Antwerp, the largest city in Belgium, but there are a few locations in and around the area we can look at.
Diamond Quarter and Square Mile
The premise of the show means that the Diamond Quarter was an important part of the story, so filming in this area was another certainty.
The Diamond Quarter has about 84% of the world’s rough diamonds passing through it, making it the largest diamond district in the world, with a turnover of 54 billion dollars. There is, of course, repeat business, with approximately 50% of the rough diamonds returned to Antwerp for cutting and polishing.
This location is a railway station that appears in the series, located at Koningin Astridplein 27. The stunning building was badly damaged in World War Two, and the effects of the damage can still be seen.
The Provincial Government Building of Antwerp
Eagle-eyed viewers will recognize this iconic building in some shots of the show. This incredible building consists of apartments, office space, and a conference center.
Bio Station Store, bus 1130, Pelikaanstraat 3
If you are a resident of the Antwerp area, you might see this location in the background of some scenes. This is basically a self-service grocery store that specializes in organically grown products.
Various Antwerp Landmarks
If you film on location, get as many landmarks in the shots as you can so everyone knows where the budget went. So in Rough Diamonds, you should be able to see the MAS Museum, Cathedral of Our Lady, Grote Markt, and Het Steen.
4 thoughts on “Where was Rough Diamonds on Netflix filmed?”
Brussels is the city in Belgium…
Rough Diamond deserves a season 2 !! I watch each an every episode ……plot, character development, all there.
I thoroughly enjoyed the series and would LOVE to see the second season! Netflix changed so much in recent years- what was lots of wonderful movies had been replaced by ‘politically correct and woke culture movies”. ROUGH DIAMONDS definitely is one of the best presentations I had seen!!
Lets hope the producers will decide to make a season 2 !!
In the 2d and 3d episode, I recognized the interior of my parents home in Antwerp, where I grew up and spent the first 24 years of my life before leaving for a job abroad. A huge townhouse located 31 Van Schoonbekestraat in Antwerp. Very emotional …