Anne Frank House, Amsterdam

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Discover the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her noteworthy diary during World War II at Anne Frank House. This home site and museum sits inside a 17th-century canal house in the center of Amsterdam. Since it opened to the public in 1960, this museum has inspired and educated visitors from around the world, many of whom were greatly affected by reading the published diary of Anne Frank. Step behind the bookcase that disguised the famous secret annex where Frank's family hid from the Nazis during the Holocaust. Get a sense of what young Anne's experience was like during those two years before she and her family were discovered and sent to concentration camps. Our Amsterdam tour planner makes visiting Anne Frank House and other Amsterdam attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A must see. Online ticket booking otherwise you can only from 15:30 in, with long waiting times. Many languages available
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  • A must visit if you are going to Amsterdam, powerful,moving and thought provoking. My only negative was being allocated a slot which included 3 groups of school children who although were clearly inte...  more »
  • We queued for 2 hours to get inside, once inside you walk around the empty rooms of where the family hid for 2 years, i would have like to have seen it furnished to get more of an idea of how they liv...  more »
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  • Amazing tour of the house, there was many quotes from her diary on the wall as you walk through the house to complement the ambiance. Many videos explaining the facts regarding her story. There is a very, very big line. If you go there at 3h30, it will be around 2 hours of wait. I suggest coming a bit later during the day to get a way smaller line. (around 6 to 8 PM) The entrance is cheap at 9 euros and well worth the wait.
  • Visited multiple times, 30 years ago for the first time and took tourists here multiple times the last couple of years and will be doing that in the future. Worth the waiting line, always. Also pay attention to the weather, when on a clear day it begins to rain, go here immediately, the eternal waiting line will be just a fraction of what it was. Also going in the morning is a good tip. I agree the house and the experience was much more intense before renovations and modernisations. But I think it is a good compromise, how else are you going to let millions of visitors experience the house. The message here I think is more important than a museum experience, or a nice day. And The Anne Frank House succeeded spot on in doing that.
  • Definitely worth a visit in spite of the crowd! Powerful, humbling, and emotional experience! I practically toured the entire house in tears!! I strongly recommend purchasing online tickets in advance for a morning time slot to beat the crowd. I registered for 9:45 and my line and the lines for earlier time slots were short (I went during off-peak season in Nov. though). Don't arrive too early because they won't let you in early anyway. Arrive about 15 mins early is fine (but don't quote me on that as they might loosen the rules). The content is beautifully and logically curated, with a lot of heart and respect. They're thoughtful enough to provide little booklets in various languages at the door so you're still able to read the descriptions if you are blocked by other people in the house. A wonderful, wonderful experience. Complaints: - There's no coat check although I know space is limited. - The house could use more heating in some of the rooms. It can get real cold. (The fact that they don't let you check your coat is probably a blessing...) - Many of the rooms are quite dark for the purpose of preserving a feel of the era, but some spots can use a tiny more lighting because the documents and photos on display can be difficult to see. - Compared to other museums, the staff is quite cold, although I can imagine how tiring it is to deal with so many visitors per day. - It would be wonderful if they could add Chinese editions of her book at the store among other language editions. - They could use more staffers to guide the crowd in some of the rooms so the flow can move smoothly.
  • For such a great book, this place has nothing on it. Book is amazing I love it, but the Anne frank house itself isn't. Their are only empty rooms with pictures and quotes on the wall. I was expecting so much more, its not worth going like people say so. Waist of time if you wait in line for 3 hours. Truly a dissapointment if your in amsterdam that's the last thing you should do.
  • This is an incredibly powerful and heart-breaking museum. What could possibly said to sum up this museum? I teared up within moments of walking through entrance. I can't recommend it enough! Tip: book tickets online in advance (€8 a piece) to avoid waiting in an insane queue.