About The Anne Frank House

The world appears different through the eyes of children. War is never an easy time for anyone. One can’t even begin to imagine the effect that it may have on a child’s perception of the world. Almost every avid reader will be familiar with the famous work of the Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. The Anne Frank House is a museum house where Anne Frank & her family hid from the Nazis in a secret annex, during WWII.

What’s interesting about this place is that like all the museums it is full of stories, but it is narrated differently. You will experience this story through quotes, photos, videos, and original items.  It tells the story of the persecution of Jews during the war when Anne and her family had to go into hiding in the secret annex of her father, Otto’s business premises. During these two years, in the cramped annex, Anne had started writing in her diary about her thoughts, her experiences in the secret annex, short stories, or just copied passages from books she read. July 6th, 1942 was the day when the Frank family went into hiding in the building at Prinsengracht 263. After that, they were joined by the Van Pels family and Fritz Pfeffer. The main house and the annex were the two parts of the house. Eight people hid on the top floors of the annex so as not to reveal themselves. After two years in hiding, they were discovered and deported to concentration camps. Out of the eight people only Anne’s father, Otto Frank, survived.

 Anne became world-famous only after her death. because of the diary, she wrote while in hiding.  The atmosphere in the museum is reflective of the torrid times, the persecution, the suspense and the brutality of the Nazis. His daughter’s diaries made a huge impact on him, because of which he decided to publish them as per her wishes. This museum will touch your heart and astonish you at the same time. In 1960, this house was converted into a museum.

Must See

  • Anne Frank Museum
  • The main house and the annex
  • Anne Frank’s room
  • Diary room
  • The original Anne frank diary
  • A media room 

How to reach

It is located in the city center of Amsterdam 

The following transit lines have routes that pass near Anne Frank House: 

Light Rail:

13, 14, 17

The Train lines Intercity stops near Anne Frank House





The Train lines Intercity stops near Anne Frank House


 170, 172

On Foot

 A 20-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station


  • The former hiding place of Anne Frank is located at Prinsengracht 263
  • The entrance to the museum is around the corner, at Westermarkt 2
  • No ticket sales in the museum so you have to book the tickets online
  • Tickets are released exactly two months in advance so 
  • You must book well in advance
  • Tickets for holidays and weekends sell out quickly
  • Be prepared to climb many steep stairs in the Anne Frank House so wear proper footwear
  • The free audio tour is available in nine languages- Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish
  • Photography is not allowed in the museum
  • Visitors using a wheelchair can only visit the modern part of the museum
  • The museum has a cloakroom where you can leave your coat, bag, umbrella
  • The museum also has a cafe and a shop for visitors
  • Visit early as the place is known to get crowded later
  • There are bathrooms at the start and the end of the tour
  • Carry an ample amount of water to keep yourself hydrated

Visit Time

Sunday:         9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Monday:         9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday:        9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday:   9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Thursday:       9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Friday:            9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday:        9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Entrance Fee

Yes Adults:                10.50 Euro
Ages (10 to 17):   5.50 Euro
Ages (0 to 9):       0.50 Euro
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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours


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