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“Anne Frank House” 5 of 5 stars
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Anne Frank House
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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.
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“Anne Frank House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Incredible the detail gathered all from one young girl's writings. A must for anyone visiting amsterdam

Visited November 2013
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“Exceptional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A visit to Amsterdam is not complete without seeing the Anne Frank House. We did not order our tickets in advance online (we should have!). One afternoon I stood in a long line for about 45 minutes, and didn't even advance half way. My husband pulled me out of line and said he would arrive early the next morning and stand in line. If you don't have an advance ticket, this is the way to go. He was in line around 8:00 a.m. sitting on a bench outside with a cup of coffee and some other eager visitors. The rest of the family got to sleep in and showed up around 8:50 a.m. By then my husband had the tickets and some of the visitors were already being let in. Both my daughters had read the Diary of Anne Frank and were very interested in seeing this museum. The museum is very well organized and thought provoking. I would not recommend this for small children, and I must say I did not see any young children in this museum now that I think about it. This is a place for reflection and contemplation. No photos allowed inside.

Visited June 2014
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“Poignant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It was really possible to imagine the frustration of imprisonment that this young girl and the others had to endure for two years, in order to stay alive. There isn't much there, and you have to draw on your own imagination as I gather Ann Frank's father didn't want any original stuff left in there so maybe that is a slight
negative. The queues are enormous so go either first thing in the morning, or around 8.00pm and the queue will be down to half an hour. They do offer free wi-fi as you wait to entertain you!!

Visited June 2014
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“Moving in it's simple interpretation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Anne Frank house is a must-see for Amsterdam. We hadn't bought tickets in advance so we arrived 30 minutes before the museum opened. We were quickly moved into the museum. There are no interactive exhibits, lights, movies, etc. And that is the power of the House. The history lies in the silence, the darkness of the rooms and the bareness of the spaces. It was so moving as you could imagine what life might have been like for the Franks. So very well done.

Visited June 2014
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“Very moving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Visited Amsterdam this past December. Visiting this museum was a must do to pay our respects. Very educational and moving. Museum is in excellent condition and you can't help but imagine what Anne had to go through.

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