Anne Frank House in Amsterdam

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For more than two years Anne Frank and her family lived in a hidden room of the building at Prinsengracht 263. The Van Pels family and Fritz Pfeffer lived there with them. The doorway to the hidden room was concealed behind a moveable bookcase that was constructed 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, Anne's father, survived the war.

What is in Anne Frank House museum

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 Quotations from the diary, historical documents, photographs, film images, and original objects that belonged to those in hiding and the helpers illustrate the events that took place here.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.

Anne Frank House Tickets

Adults: €16
young people age 10-17: €7
Children up to the age of 10 €1

The Anne Frank House is often sold out months in advance. But if you are visiting Amsterdam in the next 3 months you may like the Anne Frank walking tour that is available.

Anne Frank House opening hours

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 9:00 till 22:00. 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.


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.

Visit the Anne Frank House Museum

Anne Frank MonumentWe go from room to room. The story of the Frank family is told through diary extracts, historical documents, objects, photos, and videos. On the walls of Anne's bedroom, a few posters and postcards remind us that this house sheltered fear, but also life and a part of dreams.

The last room of the museum houses the original diary. In a video testimony, Anne Frank's father, the only one in the family to have survived the war, tells us about the loss of his children, the day his employee Miep Gies entrusted him with Anne's writings and his reaction to reading the newspaper.

The museum visit ends with an interactive space where, on 15 screens, the visitor can visit the house in 3D, listen to testimonies, consult historical documents, etc. Finally, at the exit, a video on the large screen invites you to an interactive debate on freedom of expression. Through several topics of debate, 21 voters are led to define the limit between freedom of expression and discrimination.

How to get to 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

Nearby, two small museums are located Amsterdam Tulip Museum and Cheese Museum.

Photos courtesy of Anne Frank House Museum:
© Anne Frank House / Photographer: Cris Toala Olivares


Anne Frank House in Amsterdam
Prinsengracht 267
1016 GV   Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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