Anne Frank House in Amsterdam
For more than two years Anne Frank and her family lived in the annex of the building at Prinsengracht 263 where Anne’s father, Otto Frank, also had his business. The Van Pels family and Fritz Pfeffer hid there with them. The doorway to the annex was concealed behind a moveable bookcase constructed especially for this purpose. The office personnel knew of the hiding place and helped the eight people by supplying them with food and news of the outside world. On August 4, 1944, the hiding place was betrayed. The people in hiding were deported to various concentration camps. Only Otto Frank survived the war.
Nowadays, the rooms at the Anne Frank House, though empty, still breathe the atmosphere of that period of time. Quotations from the diary, historical documents, photographs, film images, and original objects that belonged to those in hiding and the helpers illustrate the events that took place here. Anne’s original diary and other notebooks are on display in the museum. In the multimedia space, visitors can go on a “virtual journey” through the Anne Frank House, accessing background information about the people in hiding and World War Two. A contemporary exhibition is presented in the exhibition hall.
Note from the editor
During the summer-season many people from all over the world visit the Anne Frank House. This can mean people have to line up before entering the museum. Many visitors seem to be unaware of the fact that from 15 March through 31 October the museum is opened every day from 9 am till 9 p.m. The museum tends to be more quiet during the evening. Therefore, we would like to suggest our visitors to consider visiting the museum late in the afternoon/early in the evening.
|young people age 10-17:||€ 4.50|
|Children up to the age of 10||free|
|Euro <26-Card, CJP, Amsterdam Stadspas:||€ 4,50|
|Amsterdam Holland Pass and iAmsterdam City Card are not valid. No separate discount for students.|
Because of the long waiting lines to the Anne Frank House, a limited amount of tickets is sold on-line. You are advised to buy them this way at least a month earlier via the Anne Frank House Museum website. You should be able to print them out or download them to your tablet or smart phone.
You can buy online ticket for Anne Frank House tour and learn some interesting facts.
|April 1 to October 31:||Daily from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm (till 10:00 pm on Saturdays)|
|July and August:||Daily from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm|
|November 1 to March 31:||Daily from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (till 9:00 pm on Saturdays)|
|Last admittance 30 minutes prior to closing|
January 1: 12 noon - 7:00 pm
May 4: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9 until 12 May and 17 until 20: May 9:00 am - 22:00 pm.
November 2: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
December 25: 12 noon - 5:00 pm
December 31: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
On the Yom Kippur - the Day of Atonement. In 2014: October 3-4; in 2015: September 22-23.
Museum Café and Museum Bookstore are on the premises. No cloakroom present. Big rucksacks not allowed. The Anne Frank House is not easily accessible for the physically disabled and only partly accessible for wheelchairs. Free leaflets in 8 languages are available at the entrance of the museum. A visit takes approximately 1 hour. Visitors are not allowed to take photographs or to film in the Anne Frank House.
Streetcar 13, 14, or 17 to the Westermarkt stop
Bus 170, 172 or 174 to the Westermarkt stop
The Museum Boat stops directly in front of the Anne Frank House
15 minutes walking from the Central Train Station
You can buy these reviewed books about Anne Frank:
Anne Frank Remembered
Anne Frank: The Diary
of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl:
The Definitive Edition
Anne Frank House in Amsterdam
Anne Frank House in Amsterdam on the map
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