Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis) in Amsterdam

A prominent landmark, this speciality museum is dedicated to Anne Frank

A prominent landmark, this speciality museum is dedicated to Anne Frank | Photo credit: Michael Costa/flickr

Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis) Overview

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Whether you are a history buff or a bibliophile, there are reasons enough for you to visit this specialty museum and a major landmark in the Dutch capital. History lovers come here to witness displays on the life, times and suffering of the Jews during the Second World War. The suffering and discrimination manifests itself very well in the diary of a young Jewish girl, Anne Frank. Anne Frank House is a museum dedicated to Anne Frank, who with 3 families was hiding here from the Nazi government during the Second World War. This hiding place was where she also wrote her diary which was published as a book in 1947 and is among the most significant ones in world literature.

The museum building was her father’s office and the families were hiding in the back part of the building. Anne Frank is the face of all Jewish victims of the Holocaust. It was on August 4, 1944 that their hiding place was betrayed and they were deported to the atrocious concentration camps. A visit to the museum brings us up close with the hardships that they had to go through. Excerpts from her diary, important historical credentials, photographs and several belongings of the people who stayed in that hiding place can be found at the museum. Anne’s original diary has also been put on display here.

  • Opening Closing Time April 1 – October 31: Daily 9 am to 9 pm, Saturday: 9 am to 10pm;
    November 1 – March 14: Daily 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday: 9 am to 9 pm

  • Entrance Fee Adult: €9; Child (10-17 years): €4.50, Child (upto 9 years): free entry

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Location

Prinsengracht 267, Amsterdam 1016 GV , The Netherlands (Jordaan)