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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. The house 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.

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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Skip-the-Line Anne Frank House and Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam

Many people don’t realize that up until 1940, Amsterdam was a prominent Jewish center in Europe, even garnering the name “Jerusalem of the West.” Take a tour ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.55

Private Tour: Anne Frank Amsterdam Walking Tour Including Skip-the-Line Anne Frank House Ticket

Combine a private Anne Frank walking tour through Amsterdam with a skip-the-line ticket to the Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis). Choose between a morning or ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.70

Amsterdam Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 214 Reviews

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 $33.42

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 144 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 $21.17

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