The Anne Frank House (Dutch: Anne Frank Huis) is a writer’s house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. The building is located on a canal called the Prinsengracht, close to the Westerkerk, in central Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
During World War II, Anne Frank hid from Nazi persecution with her family and four other people in hidden rooms at the rear of the 17th-century canal house, known as the Secret Annex (Dutch: Achterhuis). Anne Frank did not survive the war, but in 1947 her wartime diary was published. In 1957, the Anne Frank Foundation was established to protect the property from developers who wanted to demolish the block.
The museum opened on 3 May 1960. It preserves the hiding place, has a permanent exhibition on the life and times of Anne Frank, and has an exhibition space about all forms of persecution and discrimination. In 2013 and 2014, the museum had 1.2 million visitors and was the 3rd most visited museum in the Netherlands, after the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum.
I love the history and how much you felt like you were living her life while walking through. They’ve done a great job with all the writings on the walls and the videos throughout the rooms. I could actually envision Anne looking out the window through the small space between the wall and the curtain. I would highly recommend watching the movie before you go. It sticks to the facts very well and it really made the house come alive. If you don’t get your tickets ahead of time you should come around 8:30am and get in line. You won’t regret it and you won’t take up your entire day. You will get in pretty quickly and they always keep plenty of tickets for people who are waiting in line to get in.
April until October – Everyday from 9:00 till 22:00
November until March – Everyday from 9:00 till 20:00
Address: Prinsengracht 267
Phone number: +31 20 556 71 00
Entrance fee: Adult € 9 – Teenager (10-17) € 4,50 – Child (<9) Free