De Oude Aarde is not just any museum. They have one of the best gemstone, mineral, fossil and jewellery collections of the Netherlands full of high-quality stones from all over the world. For those wishing to purchase rare stones or rings, bracelets and necklaces, the museum has a shop as well a status as a wholesaler in the field. However, it’s not just the stones that will impress you. De Oude Aarde is located in the town Giethoorn, often referred to as the ‘Venice of the North’, a picturesque place for tourists to visit.