Anne Frank House
Anne Frank House
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
The Anne Frank House (Dutch: Anne Frank Huis) is a museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. The building is located on a canal called the Prinsengracht, close to the Westerkerk, in central Amsterdam in the Netherlands. As a visitor, you experience this story through a audio tour (there is also one especially for children), quotes, photos, videos, and original items. The Anne Frank House can only be visited with an online ticket for a specific date and time. These are only on sale through the website of the Anne Frank House.
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Neighbourhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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  • Wendell Wiggins
    Baltimore, Maryland180 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see when in town.
    Alot of knowledge to be gained here. I learned so much. Just to be in the house where atrocities occurred and being able to walk the same steps that Anne Frank did was surreal. Very crowded out front with picture takers but inside was not that crowded. Steps were very very steep. Even some original furnishings in the kitchen were there. A lot of history here.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 July 2023
  • collette k
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A glimpse into the past
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Anne Frank House. We opted to have the introductory talk beforehand which was very informative and the audio guide provided with our visit told us all that we needed to know. If anyone is planning to visit this piece of history, please be aware that there is a strict booking time slot of six weeks before your visit to ensure you can get in on the day you want.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Lorna L
    Corby, United Kingdom120 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-visit
    A sobering and incredibly moving experience, visiting the annexe and seeing Anne's original diaries. The only downside is it gets crowded which means having to queue at points - the staff could manage the flow of visitors more effectively, particularly when it comes to looking at the diaries. Nonetheless, an absolute must-visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 24 July 2023
  • TRVLDVA
    37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking in Ann Frank's footsteps... Feel it...
    This is a MUST!!! Lines are long and reservations go fast! Plan ahead! reserve right after you book your plane ticket! I thought it was a museum, with history and items from the era and pictures. I had no idea I would be walking into THE HOUSE! you can feel the emotions, the silence, the reverence for this place. It is a sobering experience. You read books, you see movies, you see pictures, but until your feet walk this house, you will never FEEL it... you are not allowed to take pictures... see their website for more information.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 July 2023
  • presh78
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely a Must See
    I have never been to a museum and read and looked at EVERYTHING but here it is a must. I was a little perplexed when we first arrived as it is a modern building but that is only the start. I found this experience so moving and I’m so glad I visited. Seeing the house, going into the hiding place and learning about the people that lived there. It’s very well done. And it’s about so much more than the poor girl that lived there and what she went through. Definitely a must see
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Anne B
    United Kingdom27 contributions
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    Super well organised museum experience. Book very early if you want to go!
    So lucky to get tickets for this place. Make sure you book in advance or you won’t have a hope of getting in. Having read Anne’s diary when I was younger I really wanted to visit. My teens haven’t read the diary but knew her story so I booked the tour with the 30 minute explanatory programme. This helped to set the scene and explain the background for them. Our timed tickets got us in after a short queuing period waiting outside. There are a lot of steps on the tour even before you reach the house. The actual house steps are very narrow too so be prepared with sensible shoes. I loved this museum. Lots of photos and information about the business Anne’s father ran, the family and fellow workers plus the chance to see her actual diary and the rooms she lived in for two years having to keep so quiet and still. A very thought provoking experience but very well done and at no time were there too many people to make it uncomfortable. My teens enjoyed it too. It said they preferred the Verzetsmuseum ( the resistance museum) so maybe if you don’t manage to get tickets for anne frank house you should consider going there. Do both if you get the chance, you won’t regret it!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Monica364
    Bognor Regis, United Kingdom27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lest We Forget
    Tickets go on sale SIX weeks prior to your visit so if you have booked a holiday in Amsterdam purchase tickets online in advance. On arrival at our designated time slot, we were not impressed with the chaotic queuing outside and the cold officious uncommunicative staff who seemed to prefer listening to their ear piece instead of converting with the public. This created confusion and queue hopping. Inside was a different story. Being inside the building and absorbing the enormity of Anne's tragic story was compelling and moving. I was pleased that people were quiet and respectful of their surroundings.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Mgriffithphelps
    Lincoln, Nebraska28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An important museum to visit in Amsterdam
    The Anne Frank house was an amazing experience. To witness her actual diary, physical space and hear the story told through visual and audio stories was incredible. Very somber. The museum was quite full of people. Make sure to get your tickets early.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 July 2023
  • DMR-2011
    Orchard Park, New York289 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolute Must Visit in Amsterdam
    It would be hard to say something that hasn’t already been said about the Anne Frank House. We have traveled all over the world visiting important WW2 museums , memorials and read numerous historical books on the subject. That said, the Anne Frank House was very important to us and we wanted to also have the pre tour presentation. I highly recommend this if you plan to go. We checked this out way in advance and knew we’d have to be online early to get tickets. No regrets at all. The Annex where the Frank family and others hid has been preserved and is something everyone should see in their lifetime. I’m grateful for the work the foundation has done and is doing on behalf of all the forgotten members of society.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Dtappel
    41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well done museum tour
    What a humbling experience being able to walk through the spaces where Anne and her family lived. The museum was well done, the audio guide (free) was definitely worthwhile. You were allowed to explore many rooms of the warehouse and annex. We brought our children, age 4 and 6. The 6 year old seemed to process and understand the audio guide and exhibits, so I believe it was worthwhile for her, although I had to pick her up to better see some of the exhibits. This is a must-do in Amsterdam, just remember to reserve a time slot before you go (up to 6 weeks in advance at the time of this writing).
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
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JeanneCristello
Philadelphia, PA79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
The Anne Frank House and Museum in Amsterdam is the most important thing you can do on your visit. I know Amsterdam is known for being a fun party city, which it is, but the history of the city and the pain others experienced must be addressed. The Anne Frank House is located in Central Amsterdam. I strongly recommend buying your ticket in advance; 80% of tickets are released online exactly 2 months before the day of visit. Tickets are bought up fast and only 20% are saved for same-day purchases. This moving tour with audio guide through the exact apartment Anne Frank lived and wrote her diary is emotional and life-changing.
Written 12 January 2020
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Carmen8765
Adelaide, Australia123 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Family
We booked an introductory programme together with entrance ticket. Our entry time was 9:30am.
We arrived 10mins early and were asked to wait outside. They let us in at 9:25am to check the tickets and led us to the room for the English Introductory program at around 9:30am. Everything seemed very well organised and on time.
The introductory program was great. The lady said it was her first time delivering the introductory program and she did a great job. After the 30 mins of talk we went into the museum. There were A LOT OF people inside the museum already even though it was still quite early in the morning.
The recorded audio tour was great and gave detail accounts of the related history.
Be aware that there were steep stairs inside Anne Frank House. Also would recommend booking your ticket at least a month in advance. My family ( 2 adults 2 children, 10 and 13 ) all enjoyed the introductory program so I would recommend to book that too.

It was quite a sad and emotional experience so I recommend you do something fun afterwards- we hopped on to the canal cruise right outside the Anne Frank House and this certainly helped to lift our spirits.
Written 11 January 2020
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458jellycat
Cardiff, UK687 contributions
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Dec 2019 • Family
Book tickets online.. 80% are available to book 2 months before date and 20% sold online on the day... these tickets are much sought after - Sold direct on the anne frank house website.
Would recommend reading anne frank diary before going... felt very moved & emotional and it almost feels unreal when you experience what limited space they had. It’s been a life changer.
Small handbags are allowed, any bigger gets checked into cloakroom along with coats should you chose to.
Audio guide is free & so glad lady on ticket gate told us to go back & pick them up - it’s available in different languages.
There’s small reasonably priced coffee shop within the building alongside canal.
We spent 90 mins on tour without visit to coffee shop included.
Written 6 January 2020
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Temer2
Horley, UK1,015 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Couples
Anne Frank's story is harrowing and a massive part of Amsterdam's history but I was a bit disappointed with the museum. I haven't read Anne Frank's diaries so the visit to the museum was a whistlestop tour but it all felt a bit hectic and disorganised. We went while on a mini cruise so booked our tickets as soon as they were available (a month or so ahead of sailing), and had to queue outside. It starts off quite well where only the people in the allotted time slot are allowed in the house but once you're in, it seems a bit of a free for all and we didn't even get to see her diaries at the end of the tour as we just couldn't get near them. We took about an hour going around but I wouldnt have spent more time there and also be aware of booing if you have any sort of mobility issue as there are large and very steep steps to negotiate and I didn't feel safety was a priority - I understand they want to keep it as authentic as it was but it just felt a bit like a hazard around every corner.
Written 24 January 2021
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MS06
Boston1,437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
One gets a good insight into the horrors of war and what people had to endure. It was hard to imagine that so many people lived in such a confined space for so many years.

There is timed entry and online booking opens up 60 days in advance. Book early as tickets are sold quickly during tourist season. Get there ahead of your assigned time as people start lining up early.

Some of the stairs are very steep and it gets very crowded, so that could be a problem if one has mobility issues or is claustrophobic.

You can only bring in very small bags, but there is a place to store things.

There is a small coffee shop, only accessible from inside the museum.
Written 5 January 2020
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Chelsea
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We booked our tickets on the day, 20% of that day's tickets are reserved for 9am on the day sale. The website recommends not queuing online if you are number 200+. I started queuing at 8.40 and was 645 in the queue, was able to buy tickets around 9.10.

Our slot was 17.30-17.45 and we arrived just before 17.45, we had to queue for about 20mins to get in but after that, it was pretty smooth getting round. The audio tour is a must as the videos don't have sound so it's the only way to know what is being said. The queuing system around the house is slow but it allows you to really read and look at everything as theres no pressure to move on quickly as there's nowhere to go anyway.

One of the cheaper sights in Amsterdam and definitely worth every penny
Written 22 February 2020
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Worldwide Traveller
London, UK125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I was not planning on visiting Anne Frank´s House during my trip to Amsterdam. I did so after my sister insisted a lot that I do so.

I will now admit that it was the highlight of my time in Amsterdam, nothing to be cheerful about but a very serious reminder about the past through the eyes and words of a young lady who had to suffer a lot during her short life, someone who surely had a bright future and was very cruelly deprived of it.

Do go, walk around the house and try to imagine what it must have been like for them. It will make a lasting experience on anyone which will be a constant warning about the past and how to prevent this from happening again.

Ensure you book an entrance as soon as possible, 9am (opening time) is the best one. Please refrain from taking pictures, not only is it forbidden but this is not a place to do so. You can buy a very nice book at the end of the tour for a very reasonable prices whose proceeds will be put to very good use. This book contains images of the house, pictures of the Frank's Family, their protectors, etc.
Written 16 February 2020
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Scara100
Rhyl, UK169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
The tour takes about 90 minutes and it is well worth visiting. Having visited Auschwitz and Auschwitz birkenau late last year on a visit to Poland it makes the visit here even more poignant as to the fate of the people in hiding so near to liberation. You have to book online prior to your visit and pick a time slot, this is great as it ensures the museum is not too crowded during your tour.
Written 7 March 2020
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MC John W
Eastbourne, UK160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We were very lucky we managed to visit here, as on visiting the website I was surprised to learn 80% of all the date days we were in Amsterdam tickets were sold 2 months in advance with the other 20% being sold on that day between 9am and 10am. So I packed my iPad as we had free wifi in the hotel to see if I could get 2 tickets while we were there in Amsterdam. Well Monday to Wednesday I was unsuccessful, but on the final day Thursday, before we left for home on the Friday I managed to get two tickets for entry at 2.30pm. We arrived slightly early on again another cold, windy and rainy on and off day, so were very glad when we were told its ok you can come inside and join the que. Before not too long we were given our Audio devices told to put supplied hand sanitizer on our hands and let through after scanning the vouchers off my phone already checked once before to start our tour. I am not going to give too much away other than to say you are not allowed to take any photos or video and be prepared to get upset by the horror of how these young children were treated by the Nazi's. And please god that it never is allowed to happen again. Although I have to admit when some young ladies kept continually laughing and ignored the do not touch signs of the priceless memorabilia we were allowed to share with our eyes. As there were no staff present I had to say something although I have no idea if their replies were good or bad in their own language they used, but from then on they neither touched or laughed so it made me feel Anne Frank had now got the respect she deserved in her last hiding place before being discovered and died. We personally found this so moving and also afterwards realised that a little girl by writing her diary had allowed the world forever to know how she and so many others had suffered just by being born Jews! Why I wonder they do not look any different to us and all I know are good hard working people so why did the Nazi's fear them so much they had to get rid of so many just doesn't make sense to me at present, so a trip to Krakow is needed to try to understand why! Anyway back to Anne Frank house for us so glad we managed to get tickets and visit before we left Amsterdam and suggest you do too when you visit John & Sue Eastbourne UK
Written 21 March 2020
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Dóra S
London, UK1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We booked youth card tickets and we were told our student cards are not valid even though they said they were online, so we had to pay extra. Storing bags also costs extra. Staff are not the most friendly, we were often rushed to move along during the exhibit.

Interesting exhibit and story, not the best museum in Amsterdam though.
Written 15 January 2020
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