The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam – Netherlands is among the most popular historical museums in the city; proof of which is the long line of people that almost always stand outside the museum to get tickets and access the museum.
The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam – Netherlands is located within the district of Canal Ring that surrounds the Old Center district of the city. It is along Prinsengracht 263 – 267.
One of the easiest ways to reach the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam – Netherlands is via the Central Station located in the Old Center district. From the Central Station, you can either walk towards the museum – about a 20-minute walk – or take a tram to reach the museum.
Trams 13 and 17 stop at Westerkerk and from here, you can walk towards the museum as it is very close by.
What to See and Do
A visit to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam – Netherlands will take you back into the time when this young girl together with her family, went into hiding during the Second World War.
The Secret Annex is where the family hid and a bookcase kept the entrance to the hiding place out of plain view. You can view the rooms that are inside the secret hiding place, including Anne’s room which she shared with Fritz Pfeffer.
The room has cut-out photos of different personalities – Anne’s favorite artists and such. There is a bed on one corner, a writing desk, books and a bedside table.
As you walk down the hallway and visit the various rooms, you can get a feel of how it must have been like to hide in such a small, cramped space – although it was considered a big and quite luxurious hiding place at the time.
There are also other exhibits at the museum that you can check out such as a temporary exhibit on Margot, Anne’s sister.
Anne Frank’s hiding place was completely stripped of everything when they were arrested in the year 1944. The only thing that survived was Anne’s diary.
The building where Anne and her family would have been demolished back in the mid-1950s had it not been for the intervention of Otto Frank – Anne’s father and the only survivor among those who hid with Anne – his friends and locals who demonstrated in front of the building to protest the demolition.
Prior to the demolition, Anne’s diary had already been published which raised public interest and awareness of the horrors of WWII ultimately resulting in the demonstration to save the building.
The Anne Frank Foundation was established in the year 1957 to rebuild and preserve the building and to make it open to the public.
The cost to visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam – Netherlands is 8.50 Euros for adults and 4 Euros for kids aged 10 year up to 17 years old.
For children 9 years old and below, admission is free.
The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam – Netherlands is open everyday. From the 15th of September to the 14th of March, it is open from 9 in the morning up to 7 in the evening; except Saturdays, when it is open from 9 in the morning up to 9 in the evening.
From the 15th of March up to the 14th of September, the museum is open from 9 in the morning up to 9 in the evening except Saturdays, when it is open from 9 in the morning up to 10 in the evening.
For the month of July and August, it is open from 9 in the morning up to 10 in the evening.