A crowd of tourists waiting for their turn at Anne Frank House, Amsterdam
A crowd of tourists waiting for their turn at Anne Frank House, Amsterdam

Anne Frank House (Anne Frank Huis)

Westermarkt 20, Amsterdam, 1016 GV

The basics

Visiting the Anne Frank House is a profound experience, offering insight into the life and story of Anne Frank and the harrowing times she lived in. The self-guided tour through the Secret Annex—concealed by a revolving bookcase—provides an intimate look into where Otto Frank and his family hid for two years during World War II, and where the young girl wrote the world-famous “Diary of Anne Frank.”

In addition to highlights like the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House is one of Amsterdam’s top destinations, and tickets often sell out. You must pre-purchase a ticket for a particular time slot to visit. Consider booking a wider walking tour through the Jewish Quarter to explore other historic spots in addition to the Anne Frank House.

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Anne Frank and the Jewish History of Amsterdam Private Tour
Anne Frank and the Jewish History of Amsterdam Private Tour
$98.15 per adult
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Things to know before you go

  • Anne Frank House tickets must be purchased in advance; book tickets online on the museum’s website.

  • Anne Frank House tours are an emotional experience, and appropriate solemnity should be observed.

  • Visits tend to take about an hour, and a free audio tour is available in nine languages.

  • Only the modern part of the museum is wheelchair accessible; the secret annex is not.

  • If you have time, stop in next door, at Prinsengracht 265-267, to see temporary exhibits.

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How to get there

The Anne Frank House (Anne Frank Huis) is in the center of Amsterdam, at Prinsengracht 263 – 267. It takes about 20 minutes to walk from Amsterdam Central Station to the museum. Trams 13, 14, and 17, and buses 170, 172 and 174, stop nearby, at the Westermarkt stop.

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When to get there

The Anne Frank House is open daily, except for Yom Kippur, with extended evening hours during the summer when many tourists are visiting Amsterdam. Lines can be long at peak times, especially in the early afternoon, when you may have to wait an hour or more to get in. To avoid the crowds, arrive at the museum entrance either early or late in the day. Keep in mind that last entry is 30 minutes before closing time and the line closes earlier. Depending on how busy it is, this can be as early as two hours before closing time.

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Jewish Amsterdam

To get a clearer picture of Anne Frank’s life, both before World War II and during the Netherlands’ occupation by Nazi Germany, explore other important sites in the Jewish Quarter (Jodenbuurt). A guided walking tour focused on Anne Frank’s life visits her family home and school, while an Amsterdam canal cruise along the Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) gives you a unique perspective from the water, and a self-guided audio tour lets you learn about the sights at your own pace.

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