Anne Frank House
Model of Anne Frank House © Alexisrael
This museum is dedicated to the memory of Anne Frank, whose famous diary describes the experiences of a Jewish teenager during World War II. The Franks and others hid in part of the house (today's museum) to escape Nazi persecution. Visitors can explore the concealed attic where eight people lived, and get some sense of the cramped and fearful existence described by Anne Frank. The original diary is on display as part of the permanent exhibition and there is plenty of information on the lives of the people involved. With the exception of Anne Frank's father, Otto, the occupants were discovered and sent to their deaths in concentration camps. Visitors need not have read the diary to appreciate the museum. Admission queues get excruciatingly long, especially in peak tourist season. Booking online will enable visitors to use a separate entrance.
Address: Prinsengracht 267 (Westerkerk)
Telephone: +31 20 556 7105
Opening times: Open daily from 9am to 7pm, and Saturdays 9am to 10pm (November through March); from 9am to 10pm daily, and Saturdays 9am to 10pm (April through October). Note that the queues can be very long, but that tickets can be bought online in advance.
Admission: €10.50 (adults), €5.50 (children aged 10 to 17)