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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  • August 17, 2017
    This is not a must-do, but still a nice visit if you have spare time. Read the book if you really interested in the story. The house to me was more of "I've been there" thing. Not a must-do in Amsterd...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    I was impressed and I really liked. Highly recommended. Get tickets in advance. It is worth.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We booked this trip and was advised to book in advance direct from Anne frank house website Very touching and pleased we went  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    I was fortunate enougt to look a week before coming and more tickets had opened up for when I would be visiting Amsterdam. However, tickets go on sale 2 months in advance and sell out quickly. The House itself is a great experience. It takes you to a whole different side of Anne Frank's story. You are able to learn more about her and see the annex where she lived. They do a great job preserving the annex and providing background information throughout the museum before you enter where the bookcase was that hid the entrance to the attic.
  • July 5, 2017
    What a meaningful experience. Make sure to read up about the Frank family before going here to maximize your appreciation of the place. The house looks every bit like the ones beside it but the gripping story inside it, that was so wonderfully told by the tour, is what makes the difference. Make sure to book way in advance and ensure to make your set time- we almost didn't get it because we were late. The queue for tickets onsite is ridiculous.
  • May 29, 2017
    The museum did a nice job preserving the history the place. Very well worth the wait in line for the ticket!! It serves as a strong reminder for humanity - that every one is created equal and should deserve the same rights. P.S. you can buy tickets online to save time from waiting, but you must do it at least a few weeks in advance because they get sold out quick.
  • June 7, 2017
    The Anne Frank house is an interesting piece of history. In my opinion it's more of a symbol than a physical location to visit. I know the story and I know the importance, but the house itself honestly was not that interesting to see. I feel like everything in it could have been covered in a documentary to the same effect. In my honest opinion; know that it's there, know what it represents, don't necessarily go out of your way to do the tour if you're in a pinch.
  • June 14, 2017
    You definitely need to purchase your tickets online for your visit ahead of time. Be prepared to spend around 2 hours going through the house. Not because it is that big but the crowds inside flow through the house slowly with all the reading and videos. Well worth a trip though.

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