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  • Address: Prinsengracht 267, Western Canal Belt
  • Hours: Open daily 9am - 7pm (until 9pm Mar - Sept)
  • Admission: Adults: € 8.50, Youths (10-17yrs): € 4.50

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Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis)

It is one of the 20th century's most compelling stories: a young Jewish girl forced into hiding with her family and their friends to escape deportation by the Nazis. This house that Otto Frank used as a hideaway for his family kept them safe until close to the end of World War II. It was here that the young Anne Frank wrote in her diary as a way to deal with both the boredom and her own thoughts about the situation she was facing.

The focus of the Anne Frank House museum is the achterhuis (rear house), also known as the secret annex. It was in this dark, airless space that the Franks observed complete silence during the day, outgrew their clothes, and read Dickens, before being mysteriously betrayed and sent to their deaths. Anne's famous diary describes how restrictions were gradually imposed on Dutch Jews: from being forbidden to ride streetcars to not being allowed to visit Christian friends.

The Anne Frank House itself, for the most part, has been left intact. As you walk through the building, try to imagine Anne’s experience growing up here, and documenting all that she saw and felt. Indeed, a visit here is a moving experience.

Practical Info

The Anne Frank House is located on the Westermarkt, easily accessible via tram to Westermarkt. Queues can be long at peak times, especially in the early afternoon, when you may have to wait an hour or more to get in. To avoid long lines, try to arrive early or late in the day.

You won’t need much time inside; 30 minutes should be enough for you to see what there is to see and pause for a moment of reflection. If you have time, stop in next door, at no. 265-267, to see temporary exhibits.

Tours & Tickets

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Private Tour: Anne Frank Walking Tour of Amsterdam

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Trace the early life of Anne Frank before she went into hiding on a 1.5-hour walking tour of Amsterdam-Zuid. The neighborhood is home to Anne’s school, her ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.69

Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Canal Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 351 Reviews

There is no better way to see Amsterdam than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top Amsterdam attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour, such ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $24.47

Amsterdam Walking Tour

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Get an insider’s view of Amsterdam on this morning walking tour, the perfect way to experience the city’s must-see sights away from the crowds. Stroll along  ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.96

Amsterdam Canals Cruise Including Dinner and Onboard Commentary

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 88 Reviews

Learn about Amsterdam and its top attractions on a 2-hour evening canal cruise with onboard commentary plus a 4-course dinner! After a welcome drink of Kir ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.07

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