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Anne Frank House, Amsterdam
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ADDRESS
Prinsengracht 267
Western Canal Belt
1000 AS Amsterdam
CONTACT DETAILS
Website
+31 (0)20 5567100
ACTIVITIES
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Historic Interest
 
 
 
 

Photos Anne Frank, Anne Frank House

Photo by Anne Frank House photographer Cris Toala Olivares © 2010

The Anne Frank House, as one would expect, chronicles the life of the Jewish wartime diarist's two years in hiding. Tour the Frank family's place of business. Visit the annex where Anne Frank wrote her diary. Climb a staircase concealed by a moveable bookcase. View historical documents. See films and photographs. Find out about the restrictions forced upon the Jewish population. Learn about life in hiding. Imagine the sacrifice required to keep quiet in daylight, share a small space with seven others, and remain indoors for over two years. Place the personal story in its historical context. Take part in the interactive film exhibit Free2choose. Engage in the dialog on conflicting human rights; it's certain to get teens thinking.
Getting There
 
The Anne Frank House is located at Prinsengracht 263-267 in the Western Canal Belt quarter of Amsterdam. The museum is situated behind Westerkerk and is a 20-minute walk from Central Station. The Anne Frank House is easily reached by public transport. Trams 13, 14 and 17 and buses 142, 170 and 172 stop near the museum as do the ever-popular canal buses. There are few free parking spaces in the vicinity.
Hours & Times
 
The Anne Frank House is open daily 9:00 - 22:00 in July and August, 9:00 - 21:00 Sunday to Friday and 9:00 - 22:00 Saturday mid-March through mid-September, and 9:00 - 19:00 Sunday to Friday and 9:00 - 21:00 Saturday mid-September through mid-March. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Closed on Yom Kippur. Check the website for revised hours on Jewish and public holidays. A 30-minute introductory program, geared to kids aged 10 - 17, is offered on Saturday and Sunday mid-March through mid-September and Saturday only mid-September through mid-March.
Admission & Fees
 
Admission charged. A ticket is required for all visitors. Children aged 9 and under are free of charge. A reduced rate is available for children aged 10-17. A separate fee is charged for the 30-minute introductory program. Tickets can be purchased online and in person. Tickets for the introductory program are best purchased online as they often sell out well in advance. A handling fee is charged for all online purchases. Admission to the Anne Frank House is not included in the 'I Amsterdam card'.
Things to Keep in Mind
 
This compact museum is easily visited in an hour. Traveling with tweens or teens? Allow an additional 30 minutes for the Free2choose exhibit. The best time to visit the museum is before 10:00 or after 18:00. Expect long lines on weekends, holidays and throughout the summer. The museum is only partially accessible for the physically challenged. Onsite café and bookstore. Include the Anne Frank Diary on your pre-trip reading list.
 
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