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Discover the Anne Frank House Amsterdam
The Anne Frank House Amsterdam is an attraction you should not miss when visiting Amsterdam. It is not just an attraction, it's an experience you will never forget.
Anne Frank was a Jewish 13 year old girl hiding in the "achterhuis" or now known as the secret annex with her family and some friends from the Nazi invasion.
The achterhuis was hidden behind a movable bookcase and the family hid there for more than 2 years. During office hours they were not allowed to make any noise, flush the toilet or run the tap. This is the place where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary, which is translated in more than 60 languages.
After two years of hiding, the family was betrayed and the house was raided. They moved the 8 people to different concentration camps. Only the father Otto Frank survived.
It is very impressive to see where she and her family and friends lived for such a long time in hope and fear.
Especially if you have read her diary or have seen one of the movies they made about her life in the Anne Frank House Amsterdam.
The Anne Frank House is also interesting for the older children. To let them think about freedom and what peace means.
The house itself is a charming canal house on the Prinsengracht and very close to the Westerkerk (West Church) where there is a statue of Anne Frank.
How much does it cost?
Adults: 9 Euro
10 to 17 years: 4,50 Euro
The IAmsterdam Card is not valid here.
How to get there?
It's about a 20 minute walk from the Central Station. You can take tram 13 and 17 or bus 142, 170 and 172. Get out at the Westermarkt stop.
Address: Prinsengracht 263-267
September 15 through March 14
Daily from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (Saturdays from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm).
March 15 through September 14
Daily from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, (Saturdays from 9:00 am - 10:00 pm).
In July and August the museum is daily open till 10:00 pm.
Thirty minutes prior to closing.
To avoid long waiting lines:
- Come first thing in the morning or at the very end of the afternoon
- You can buy tickets online for reserved hours and use a special entrance on the side of the building.
Buy your tickets here
- Don't bring large bags
- Don't bring strollers or prams, you can leave them in the central hall.
- No mobile phones, No photos or videos taken
- There are steep staircases to climb to get to the secret annex. This part of the museum is not accessible for wheelchairs.
- If you are visiting with children, prepare them for the Anne Frank House Amsterdam museum. The first exhibition shows a film which contains images of the concentration camps. This can be shocking for young children.