Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House, Amsterdam

Anne Frank House
4.5
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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, quotes, photos, videos, and original items. The Anne Frank House can only be visited with an online ticket for a specific date and time.
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Neighborhood: 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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Kevin V
Concord, NC1,338 contributions
Friends
Make sure to secure tickets ahead of time online, walk up ticket purchase is almost impossible. The history and emotion of this site is hard to fully capture in a review but this is definitely the most fulfilling couple of hours you will spend in Amsterdam. The exhibits and the film clips complement each other well to tell the story of this famous family. Truly a must see!!
Written April 4, 2022
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Paul P
Dallas, TX462 contributions
This is a must-do when you travel to Amsterdam. Be aware that you need to book online very early, you cannot just show up as the museum is small and the limit the number of people that can enter. We had trouble getting the museum to accept our US Mastercard online, we had to use an alternate card.

The museum experience takes about an hour to an hour and a half and very completely tells the story of the Frank family's hiding, capture and death (with one exception) through audio guides. You actually get to be in the rooms where the Frank family hid. Be aware, the access to the annex is via a staircase that is essentially a ladder. This tour will not do for those that are physically impaired.

If you are not emotionally moved by this, there is something wrong with you. This was especially poignant with what is going on in Ukraine right now.
Written April 24, 2022
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irina j
London, UK1,804 contributions
Solo
This is one of the most popular museums in Amsterdam because it is so personal and so deeply touching. I think majority read Ann Frank Diary either in school or by themselves. It’s been translated to over 70 languages as this story needs to be told and remembered. I’ve read it during lockdown and somehow it felt even more difficult to imagine how 8 people lived in so small space for 2.5 years. New museum centre is greatly done. Worth visiting tickets as far in advance as possible as they are sold out
Written June 19, 2022
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Chanda E
California12 contributions
Solo
I booked this tour with great anticipation. The guide, Rosa, was easy to find and very personable and very knowledgeable. However, we were told right upfront that we were not going to be able to go inside the house. Our guide said that tickets to get inside the house we’re very difficult to obtain and takes months to get. Hearing this, was such a letdown so that’s why I gave this an average rate. I will say that our guide did a very good job, and at no fault of Roza’s, many of the people on the tour expressed the same disappointment I felt of not being able to see inside the house. Roza took us all around the area explaining about the Nazi occupation and how the Dutch Jews were rounded up and ultimately captured. It was a walking tour of the whole area with no place to rest, until the last 20 minutes. We ended up in front of the doors of the Anne Frank House where the tour ended. I would say this tour was more about the Nazi occupation and World War II then about Anne Frank. So if you want a history lesson, it was good. But I’ve already been through Auschwitz and was looking forward to hearing more about Anne Frank‘s life. I will be looking for more information on the Anne Frank Foundation website, which was suggested by our guide and reading the Diary of Anne Frank.
Written June 8, 2022
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chalfontscott
Chalfont, PA47 contributions
BE ADVISED: you can only purchase tickets On Line! Also I believe a months worth of tickets go on sale at one time: that being the first Tuesday of the month prior to the month of tickets being sold. Tickets are limited because of size of the house. They sell out FAST. We could only visit outside because all tickets were sold out and you just can not get them at the last minute.
I had actually visited the house over 20 years ago before it became a huge attraction within Amsterdam. Utterly inspiring and well worth the effort to get tickets (if you are fortunate enough). I will also say that they have changed the outside home and somewhat commercialized the building. However I fully understand that for the amount of people who visit this "shrine" something needed to change in order to accommodate the crowds.
Written April 20, 2022
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Darren P
Ontario22 contributions
Tickets are only available online in advance. Tickets go on sale monthly on the first Tuesday of the month prior (ie. On the first Tuesday in July all tickets for August will be opened for sale)
Once inside the experience is educational and moving. To stand in the exact annex when Anne Frank and her family hid for two years was emotional.
Everyone should make a point of ensuring this experience becomes part of your visit to Amsterdam.
Written June 26, 2022
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Sarah P
Weston super Mare, UK57 contributions
Couples
So glad we managed to get tickets! The tickets come on sale the 2nd of every month and I would highly recommend booking if visiting Amsterdam. We did the self tour and you can walk around taking it all in while listening to the audio book. It was a very emotional tour and was hard to imagine what life was like living in such a confined space for over 2 years! Very informative and left me wanting to visit Auschwitz.
Written June 15, 2022
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Voyages4plaisir
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There is a sense of solemnity and quiet about the house and the exhibits that are there powerfully land the message of the horrors of what happened.

As much as possible has been preserved in the rooms that were used to hide the families, although there is none of the original furniture because this was removed after Anne and her family were captured. Far better (in my view) to leave the house as close to original as possible than recreate things using non-original items as set dressing.

It was busy, but not to the extent we felt it got in the way of the experience. There are steep stairs but these are quite common in especially older Dutch houses, and you are visiting the actual house within which Anne Frank lived in an almost unbearable situation for over two years.

Please be aware when planning to visit this is a museum and a memorial not a theme park attraction. It's disappointing to see negative reviews left by people that seem to want an interactive theme park type experience.

You can't just turn up and buy a ticket, and most of the 3rd party walking tours I found didn't seem to include entry tickets to the actual house. You'd need to buy tickets separately in advance from the official Anne Frank website (which thankfully seems to stop resellers buying up all the tickets to resell above face value) if you want to go into the house as well. Really unfair to leave negative reviews for something outside the museum's control like a walking tour not including a museum ticket - read your T&Cs people!

This is a museum and memorial with a global reputation so pre-booking is not unreasonable to control numbers at the moment, and the website booking process is straightforward and good value for something in a capital city.
Written June 11, 2022
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jessal321
Melbourne, FL14 contributions
This is a must see for Amsterdam. Very well done. Really helps you understand the horrors of antisemitism from the perspective of a family. Make sure you get your tickets on line on the first day they become available (see the museum website for details). This is the only was to get a desirable time slot.
Written June 26, 2022
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Mike O
Roanoke, VA1,292 contributions
No surprise that this is the number one thing to do in Amsterdam. It is a must see for anyone interested in the history of oppression/discrimination and worse; not hard to find parallels to other places and times (including today). The extra €7.00 per person for the 30 minute introductory program was totally worth it. Visiting here stirred emotions from when we visited the Auschwitz concentration camp years ago. Although the process for booking tickets online was not without its challenges, we did appreciate the limitation on visitor numbers (we had plenty of time to respectfully walk through the museum' listen to the provided audio device, and reflect).
Written July 11, 2022
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