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Review of Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Visit the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary during the Second World War. From 9 AM to 3:30 PM the museum is only open to visitors with an online ticket for a particular timeslot. Tickets are made available on the website two months in advance. The Anne Frank House is a small museum with limited capacity. The demand for tickets is far greater than the number available. If you are unable to buy an online ticket, you can always from 3:30 PM until closing time visit the museum and buy a ticket at the museum entrance.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“MUST see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

An amazing bit of history and very interactive experience, for all of us that have read the book and studied it in school this is a must see when you are in Amsterdam, you won't regret it. Definitely buy tickets online first, I didn't and waited in line but still really enjoyed it.

Visited February 2013
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“A must while in Amsterdam!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We reserved an entry timing by booking in advance on their website. This is a must as there was a huge line up and it was pouring rain. So much history, the struggles and pains of the war years. Now I'll reread the Diary of Anne Frank.

Visited September 2013
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I booked online to avoid the line but just happened to arrive when there was no queue anyway. I think this is quite unusual! Normally, you can expect to queue up a long, long time unless you have pre-booked online.

In any case, this was well worth a visit. I have read Anne's diary and seen the movie but going inside the actual house really brought the story to life. It is such an inspirational story. The annexe itself has no furniture, as Otto Frank wanted it left like that but there are pictures of what it looked like during the time the Franks were in hiding there. The rest of the factory has been turned into an informative and well-maintained museum. I'm not sure I agree with charging everyone €9.50 to go inside - this is such an important part of history that it should be accessible to everyone. They must make a lot of money from all the visitors; I just hope it's going towards something worthwhile.

Visited January 2014
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“Thought provoking - would recommend”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

It was an extremely thought provoking experience and would recommend if you had time in Amsterdam. It is not what you expect at all based on the experiences we read ourselves.

I would recommend buying tickets beforehand online as the line is ridiculously long (we waited more than an hour despite the weather) and it gets extremely crowded inside as people are packed in quite closely. Despite this, it is still a worthwhile experience.

Visited July 2013
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“Waited 1.5hrs and it was totally worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Really enjoyed going through the rooms and learning more about her life. It still seemed unbelievable that she lived there for two years straight without going outside!

Bummer that you aren't allowed to take photos inside and didn't enjoy being in a single file line for the majority of the exhibits. (the lines continue inside as well) But still completely worth seeing!!

Pro tip: Book your ticket online and early on! We tried the night before and tickets were sold out for the next 3 days.

Visited January 2014
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