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“Moving experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House
Prinsengracht 267, 1016 GV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Canal Ring (Grachtengordel))
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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.
Canberra, Australia
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“Moving experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A poignant experience that must be seen when in Amsterdam. You gain an insight into just how tough life was for the Jewish population in Europe during WWII. Definitely book online beforehand because the ques can be blocks long.

Visited November 2013
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“Must visit in Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very sobering

This is a place that should not be missed in Amsterdam. I had not read the book since grade school (many years ago) but knowing we were going I read the book again. I would recommend reading the book again if it has been a while.

If you know when you are gong to be in Amsterdam definitely book online and get a assigned date/time.

Visited June 2014
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South Bend, Indiana
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“Very moving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very moving, and sobering to realize what happened here in the not so distant past. The house is crowded, but you don't feel rushed in moving through it. There are several excellent short videos as you go through the house, and a wonderful exhibit at the end. As other reviewers have said, buy your tickets online before going, or be ready to stand in line at least two hours. If you're hungry after leaving, I highly recommend The Pancake Bakery. Come out of the Anne Frank House and turn right. It's several blocks down, on the right. Great Dutch style pancakes, both sweet and savory.

Visited June 2014
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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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