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 4th, 1944, the hiding place was betrayed. The hidden people 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 Quotations from the diary, historical documents, photographs, film images, and original objects that belonged to those in hiding and the helpers illustrate the events that took place here.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.
There are usually long waiting lines to see the Anne Frank House and the tickets are sold out for months ahead.
Another option is to attend a guided tour about Anne Frank's growing up before she went into hiding. See where she played with friends and the shop where she bought her diary. You can read more and book on this Anne Frank childhood tour webpage.
|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.|
The Anne Frank House is often sold out months in advance. We recommend to visit the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum if you are coming to Amsterdam in the coming 3 months.
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 March through October the museum is opened every day from 9am till 10pm. The museum tends to be quieter during the evening. Therefore, we would like to suggest our visitors to consider visiting the museum late in the afternoon/early in the evening.
|April to October:||Daily from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm|
|November to March:||Daily from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (till 9:00 pm on Saturdays)|
|All year||From 9 am to 3:30 pm : the museum is only open to visitors with an online ticket for a specific visit time.|
|Last admittance 30 minutes prior to closing|
February 18 to March 5: open from 9 AM to 10 PM
May 4: open from 8:30 AM to 7 PM
September 29: open from 9 AM to 7 PM
Closed on Yom Kippur. In 2017, on September 30
November 4: open from 9 AM to 6 PM (Amsterdam Museum Night)
December 25: open from 9 AM to 5 PM
December 31: open from 9 AM to 5 PM
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
Photos courtesy of Anne Frank House Museum:
© Anne Frank House / Photographer: Cris Toala Olivares
Anne Frank House in Amsterdam