Anne Frank House Overview

Anne Frank House is a museum that has been transformed from the hiding place of the Frank family, who were forced to hide in the house to escape the Nazis during World War II. Situated on a canal in Prinsengracht in Amsterdam, this biographical museum houses the personal belongings of Anne and possessions of the people who were in hiding with her during the war. 

Located on a canal in Prinsengracht in Amsterdam, the Anne Frank House is a museum that has been dedicated to Anne Frank, a German-Dutch diarist of Jewish heritage. This museum used to be the hiding ground for Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis for two years during World War II. With our Europe holiday packages the visitors can find a vast collection of the personal belongings of Anne Frank and the people who are hiding in her room. Guests can also catch a glimpse of the pictures on the wall that Anne Frank put up on the wall in such difficult times of war. You will also find permanent and temporary exhibits in the museum related to the persecution of the Jews during the war. Each of these exhibits narrates the story of the massive destruction that racism and discrimination have brought to the life of humankind.

Visitors will also find quotes, photographs, and other things in the museum that showcased the general life of the people who have been secretly hiding in different places during World War II. . Some of the other things you will discover in the Diary Room of the museum where you will find her original red-checkered diary, the rewritten version of the diary named Favorite Quotes Book, and her Tales Book. On your visit to the Anne Frank House, it is advisable not to miss the permanent exhibition named ‘Reflections’ that throws light on the story of Anne Frank and her meaning in the life of authors, visitors, politicians, and people who knew her.

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• Pay a visit to the Anne Frank House and learn about the hiding spot of the Frank family and several other people from the Nazis during World War II.
• Witness the personal belongings of Anne and other people, along with the exhibits about the persecution of the Jews during the war.
• Learn about the massive harm that racism and discrimination had brought about in the lives of the Frank family and the other Jews.
• Experience the life of Anne Frank through the photographs, quotes, and personal belongings of the people who were hiding in the Anne Frank House.
• Discover Anne Frank’s room and witness the writing desk and the pictures on the wall that narrates how she used to brighten up her room in times of war.
• Explore Anne Frank’s collection, including the Diary Room, which consists of her original red-checkered diary, the rewritten version of the diary named Favorite Quotes Book, and her Tales Book.

How To Reach

Getting to Anne Frank House from Amsterdam Airport- Anne Frank House is located only 15 Km from the Amsterdam Airport and is easily accessible using any of the public or private transport modes. One can choose from various transport options including buses, taxis, shuttle, rideshare or train to reach here. Taking a train from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Anne Frankhuis is the cost-effective and most preferred way to reach the museum and it takes around 36 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

Another cost-effective option is the line 397 bus, which costs 3€ - 6€ and takes 51 min. But, if you want to cut short on the traveling time then hiring a private taxi is the best option as it takes only 14 minutes to reach the house but the charges are on the higher side (35€ - 50€ approx.). The cheapest way to travel to the Anne Frank House from the airport is rideshare through BlaBla car which takes about 39 minutes and costs 3€ only. 

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Best Time To Visit

Anne Frank House is one of the prominent tourist destinations in Amsterdam and attracts visitors from all over the world. It is an all-year-round destination but the best time to visit the popular Anne Frank House is April-May or September-November.

During these times the temperatures are pleasant and you will find fewer tourists. The museum gets jam-packed during the peak season of May to September as the average high temperature rises to 70s and the days are long and sunny. Besides the season, you need to be careful while choosing the date and time of your visit. Weekdays and morning times are always more crowded than weekends and closing hours. Also, sunny days are preferred as waiting time increases if it is raining.

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History of Anne Frank House 

The Anne Frank House was earlier the warehouse and office of the spice and the gelling company of Anne's father, Mr. Otto Frank. The Secret Annex was the rear extension of the building which was not visible from outside. The Frank family, Van Pels family and Fritz Pfeffer used the hidden Annex as the hiding place for Nazis during World War II. They hid there for two years and one month till they were arrested by the Nazi authorities and exiled to their deaths in concentration camps. Otto Frank was the only survivor of them and after coming back from the concentration camps, he made this place a memorial in memory of his family and friends. He also published the diary of his daughter Anne Frank which she wrote during her stay in Secret Annex.

But, when the building was about to be demolished for renovation, Mr. Frank founded the Anne Frank Foundation to save the building. Soon, he collected enough funds to protect the old building and bought the adjacent building too. He then transformed the old building into an impressive Anne Frank House museum. This museum got huge draws after the Secret Annex diary became a huge success and was translated and dramatized in different languages. The museum went through several renovations and now it houses exhibition areas, a bookshop, and a cafe. Offices in the front house were also reconstructed to their state in the 1940s to make the place appear in the original state. The museum is highly popular among tourists and had a record of over one million tourists in 2007.

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Anne Frank Collection

The Anne Frank House has a vast collection of the original items of the Anne and 7 other people who hid here during World War II. These items have a story behind them and are now preserved and displayed in the house.

1. Pictures: The wedding pictures of Otto and Edith, the second marriage of Mr. Otto and several sheets of portrait photos of all four members of the Frank family, and a photo album of Margot.

2. House-hold items: An Opekta recipe book, a cotton bag used by Otto, a children's gramophone and traces of beans that got scattered in 1942 but found by Mr. Otto after his return from camp, postcards and letters from Edith to her neighbour, Cinema & Theater magazine of Anne, and a dinner menu typed by Anne.

3. Books and study material: Margot's study material of ‘Elementary Latin’ course, Fritz Pfeffer's Spanish language coursebook, Anne's first botany book of plants, and autograph books of Anne's classmates.

4. The Oscar and blouse: Shelley Winters's Academy Award for her role in the film and Actress Susan's blouse in the play ‘The Diary of Anne Frank.'

5. Bobbin and Pinewood stairs and the sign: The original ‘Forbidden for Jews’ sign, bookcase, and pinewood stairs are in the museum and the bobbin is preserved in the depot.

6. Medal and award: The rowing medal of Margot and Yad Vashem award that was given to the helpers or non-Jews for helping the jews during World War II.

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The Architecture of Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House is authentic and subdued since it has preserved every original thing. The architect of the museum presents an enthralling blend of the real objects used by the residents of the house during their hiding, classic appearance, and interior decors.

The building features the main house and the secret annex, where Franks and other Jews hid. It also has Anne's room, which showcases the pictures and postcards of Anne's childhood. The museum also has the diary room where Anne's original diaries have been preserved. It has two exhibition rooms; one depicts the ‘other home of Frank family’ and another one showcasing the ‘reflections on Anne Frank.’

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Things to Do Near Anne Franck House

1. Shopping at De Negen Straatjes (Nine Little Streets) or the Jordaan- Shopping is one of the most lovable things, visitors like to do once near the Anne Frank House. Visitors like to indulge in shopping for vintage clothing, accessories and other locally made items through the various shopping options available here. Also, there are many cafes and chocolate shops to take a break from shopping and relax. This lovely location lies between the Prinsengracht and Single canals and attracts thousands of visitors for spending time roaming and clicking memories around the street.

2. Canal Cruise- Sailing through Amsterdam is one of the best things to do near the Anne Frank House. The experience of picturesque views of the lovely canals and the beautiful city that you get to enjoy while on a boat cruise is unforgettable.

There are numerous boat cruises available and one can choose as per the choice of budget and timings. The Friendship Amsterdam, Lindbergh Tour & Travel, Flagship Amsterdam, Stromma and Blue Boat Company, etc. are few of the boat cruises which lets you explore more about the impressive canal system in Amsterdam.

3. Exploring Amsterdam on Bike- The city is not only bike-friendly but exploring the city on a bike is an outstanding experience. You can either rent or opt for the available bike tours to enjoy riding on pebble roads along the canal and discovering the authenticity of Amsterdam's life. There are arrays of bike tours, which cater to the needs of the visitors and some of these include Yellow Bike, Mike's Bike, Mike's Bike, and Amsterdam's Experiences bike tours.

4. Enjoying the delicious cuisine- After spending time at the Anne Frank House, the travelers like to spend time at various eating joints located near the museum. There are many restaurants, cafes, and bars serving delicacies and beverages to satisfy your palate.

Da Portare Via, Pancakes! Amsterdam, Baton Brasserie, and Lunch Café Dialoog are some of the nearby eating joints which offer delicious Dutch, French or American food. The seating capacity is limited but the food served is up to the mark. And one cannot miss having the ice cream at IJscuypje Ice Cream Shop near the Anne Frank House.

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Places to Visit Near Anne Frank House

1. Van Gogh Museum- One of the most visited museums in the Netherlands houses a huge collection of famous paintings and drawings of the artist Van Gogh. The "Sunflowers" and "Almond Blossom" like more than 200 paintings are on display here, which draw art lovers from all over the world.

LocationMuseumplein 6, Amsterdam

TimingsSun-Thurs 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

        Fri 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

2. Royal Palace Amsterdam- The 17th-century grand building, which now serves as the official event property for Dutch royalty, is another must-see destination near the Anne Frank House. It displays a unique blend of architecture, furnishings, and artworks.

Location: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 147, Amsterdam

Timings10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (every day when not closed for official events)

3. Verzetsmuseum (the Dutch Resistance Museum)- It is known as the most thought-provoking museum in the Netherlands and has in-display genuine objects, photos, documents, audios, and videos of World War II. It also has a gift shop to buy a souvenir and a small restaurant to enjoy snacks and coffee after exploring the atrocities of the war.

LocationPlantage Kerklaan 61A, Amsterdam

Timings10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

        11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)

4. Vondelpark- The largest city park in Amsterdam is full of scenic beauty and is a perfect place to hang out or plan a picnic with family and friends. It also has an open-air theater, a rollerblade rental, a rose garden along with various cafes to enjoy local delectable. It also attracts visitors for its marvelous statues and sculptures which are beautifully installed in the park.

LocationVondelpark 1, Amsterdam

TimingsDawn to dusk

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Tips for Visiting Anne Frank House

If you are new to the Anne Frank House, then you must keep in mind some important points before visiting this popular destination in Amsterdam. The below-mentioned tips will help in making the visit one of the unforgettable ones. 

1. Tickets for the Anne Frank House can only be booked online and you can not change the time slot or the date once the ticket is issued. Also, the tickets are only valid for the person they are issued to, non exchangeable and non-refundable.

2. Book your tickets in advance to avoid last-minute disappointment. As 80 % of tickets get booked in two months advance and only 10 % are booked on the same day.

3. Photography is prohibited inside the house, so don't carry a camera or click pictures with your phone.

4. Do not carry heavy or large luggage like large bags and backpacks, suitcases, the house as these are not permitted inside the house.

5. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult to visit the house.

6. Animals or other pets are not allowed inside the house.

7. The house is not disabled-friendly and one has to notify the authorities in advance to make proper arrangements for the visit.

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Point of Interest for Anne Frank House
The Main House and the Annex

The Main House and the Annex

Located on a canal in Prinsengracht in Amsterdam, the Anne Frank House consists of two parts, namely, the main house and the annex. It was the hiding spot for several people from the Nazis during World War II, while eight people were hiding on the top floors of the annex. In 1960, the entire building of the Anne Frank House was transformed into a museum, except the annex, which was kept empty at the request of Otto.

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Anne Frank’s Room

Anne Frank’s Room

In the Anne Frank House, you will discover Anne Frank’s Room which narrates the story of her daily life with Fritz Pfeffer, who was an old man similar to the age of her father. She decorated her room with different pictures on the wall to brighten up the room in such difficult times of war.

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Diary Room

Diary Room

The Anne Frank House displays an original red-checkered diary that she received on her thirteenth birthday. When she learned that the government will collect diaries after the war, she decided to rewrite her entire diary. Visitors can discover the rewritten version of Anne Frank’s Diary, named ‘Favorite Quotes Book’ in the Anne Frank House, which includes 215 loose sheets of paper and some copied quotes that she liked. You will also find her ‘Tales Book’ on display which consists of the short stories she had thought up.

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Anne Frank’s Collection

Anne Frank’s Collection

After the request from Otto Frank, the Anne Frank House was emptied of all furniture, thereby remaining furnished used in the collection. The hiding spot turned museum was assembling all the items dedicated to the history of Anne Frank. When you walk through the museum, you will find the remains and personal possessions of the people who had been hiding in the house, like photographs, Anne’s drawings, the height marks of Anne and Margot Frank, and much more.

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The Anne Frank House hosts a permanent exhibition named the ‘Reflections,’ which is a film in which 22 actors, writers, visitors, and people who knew Anne Frank talked about what meaning she holds in their lives. On the other hand, the temporary exhibition held at the Anne Frank House follows events from the first publication of Anne Frank’s diary in the Netherlands, the realization of the film and the play The Diary of a Young Girl, and the publications in other countries.

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Anne Frank House FAQs

Who is Anne Frank?

Anne Frank was a German-born Dutch who became famous after her diary that she wrote while she and her family were in hiding during World War II was published.

Is there a cloakroom in the Anne Frank House?

Yes, cloakroom is available in the Anne Frank House where you can keep your small bag, coat, umbrella or buggy. It doesn't allow you to keep big size bags, suitcases or luggage.

Can I take a large backpack or suitcase into the Anne Frank House?

No, you cannot take a large backpack, suitcase inside the house. Only bags smaller than an A4 sheet of paper are permitted inside the house.

I have a ticket with a time slot. How long can I stay in the museum?

You can stay in the museum for as long as you want. The issued time slot is for trouble free entry to the house without waiting too much in the queue.

Is the Anne Frank House the real house?

The Anne Frank House was the secret apartment used by Anne, her family, and 4 other jews to hide from the Nazis. It was converted into a museum in 1957 to preserve the originality of the hiding place and open let the public know about the harsh reality of World War II.

What is Anne Frank House famous for?

It is the secret place where Frank's family and four other Jews stayed for more than 2 years during World War II. It became famous after the success of the wartime diary of Anne Frank and got huge popularity as she wrote this diary while staying here.

Can you take photos in Anne Frank House?

Photography is not allowed in this museum as the place has an emotional attachment and has original belongings and things that can be damaged with the use of cameras and other things.

Is Anne Frank's house worth visiting?

Yes, Anne Frank Museum is not only worth visiting but also lets you know about the drastic lives of the Jews during World War II. The experience of visiting this place is full of emotions as the display of belongings, photographs, audios, and videos explain to you about the facts about the eight people hiding there.

What are the best places to stay near the Anne Frank House?

Anne Frank House is located at a very prime location and has several staying options as per the budget and requirements of the visitors. The Former Rembrandt workshop, Luxury Canal Suite, The Blossom House, Villa 360 and many more hotels are present near the Anne Frank House, which offers excellent amenities, services, and rooms to relax after spending time at the Anne Frank House and other nearby attractions.

What are the Places to Eat near Anne Frank House?

There is an array of cafes, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops serving American, Italian, Dutch, and continental delicacies near the Anne Frank House. Few of them include a Cafe shop at the Anne Frank house itself, Da Portare Via, Pancakes! Amsterdam, Baton Brasserie, and Lunch Café Dialoog, which are just a few steps away from the museum and are famous for delectable food.

Do you need to book for the Anne Frank House?

Yes, you can gain entry in the museum only through an online ticket which is available only on the official website and need to be booked beforehand to get your choice of day and time slot. 80% of the ticket booking is done in advance and only 20% is done on the same day.

Which is better: the Anne Frank House or Van Gogh?

Both of the museums have their own identity and importance, Anne Frank is for the history lovers and explains to you about the sufferings of Jews during World War II, whereas the Van Gogh houses the artworks of famous tortured artist Van Gogh. There is no comparison between the two.

Is there any Transportation facility available?

The museum is easily accessible from all prominent points of the city. You can easily reach there through car, taxi, rideshare, bus or train.

Why did Anne Frank go into hiding?

Anne Frank and her family went into hiding with four other Jews to escape from the Nazi’s tortures during World War II.

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