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Anne Frankhuis

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Anne Frankhuis.

Anne Frankhuis features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Amsterdam City Guide5-day Amsterdam City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Very moving and emotional experience
  • Historical museum
  • Almost a million visitors a year

Time required: 90 minutes

Phone: +31 20 556 71 00

Web site: http://www.annefrank.org/

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Sept 15 - March 14, Sun - Fri: 9am - 7pm
Sept 15 - March 14, Sat: 9am - 9pm
March 15 - Sept 14, Sun - Fri: 9am - 9pm
March 15 - Sept 14, Sat: 9am - 10pm
July and August daily: 9am - 10pm

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: 8.5 €
Ages 10 - 17: 4 €
Under 10: Free

Public transport:

  • Tram Line 13: Westermarkt stop
  • Tram Line 14: Westermarkt stop
  • Tram Line 17: Westermarkt stop

Address: Prinsengracht 263-267, 1000 AS Amsterdam

Things you need to know:

  • The Anna Frank Museum is the house where the Jewish Frank family took refugee in total silence during World War II
  • This is where the 13-year old Anna begun to write her world famous diary in 1942
  • In August 1944, after 25 months of hiding from the Nazis, the family was betrayed; Nazi forces raided the house and deported the Franks to concentration camps
  • The only survivor of the family was Otto, the father; Anna died from typhoid shortly before her camp was liberated near the end of the war
  • Apart for a number of protective Plexiglas panels, the rooms were left unchanged; Anna's original diary is on display
  • Miep Gies, one of the people hiding the Franks, found the diary on the day the family was arrested and handed it to Otto on his return from Auschwitz
  • Otto published the diary in 1947; since then it has been printed in more then 60 languages

What to do there:

  • First of all buy your ticket online - especially in summer time - to avoid long queues
  • Walk through the warehouse offices, secret entry bookcase, and both levels of the Secret Annex including Anne and Fritz Pfeffer's room
  • As Otto Frank intended, the rooms remain unfurnished and artifacts/explanations are sparse
  • The tour ends downstairs with an explanation of the current mission of the Anne Frank Center with the requisite bookshop selling mementoes and videos

Tips & Insights:

  • If you do not have an online ticket, go early or late in the afternoon to avoid queues
  • Read the diary before you go

 

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