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Anne Frank House

The actual hiding place where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II.

Eerie and ghostly, with lots of lessons for everyone about hatred and war. This should be visited by all who come to Amsterdam so that you understand the things that have happened here in the past, and why Amsterdam is what it is today.


More Info: Open daily from 9 am to 7 pm. Admission is € 6,50 for adults. Children less.

You can walk to the Anne Frank House from Centraal Station, Amsterdam\'s main train station, in 20 minutes. You can also board tram (streetcar) number 13, 17, or 20 as well as buses number 21, 170, 171, or 172 which all go to the tram/bus stop called Westermarkt, located about a block (300 feet) from the museum\'s entrance.

Address: 263 Prinsengracht
City: Amsterdam
Postcode: 1000 AS
Phone: (0)20 5567100
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Added: December 31st 2001
Reviewer: Martin Trip

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Posted by on 2005-01-27 11:42:02
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Even though I have never read Anne Franks diary, I felt this was one of the most important things to see. We visited at the end of August and thankfully did not experience the queues, a lot of reviewers I have read did. The whole experience left me very moved. The house has been maintained sympathetically and with tv screens in every room with interviews with childhood friends and Anne's father. If you don't visit any other museum in Amsterdam please don't miss this.

Posted by Emily on 2004-05-24 19:29:36
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I loved the Anne Frank house. It was a very moving experience

Posted by dave_from_CO on 2002-11-22 12:22:59
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A must see, but very crowded with tourists. Check the hours they are open for the time of year you are in ADam, and go somewhere between (e.g.) 6PM and an hour before they close. That way there are fewer people and there is more privacy (especially in the summer) for personal reflection about what went on here & in Amsterdam during this dark period. Just an opinion/suggestion, but instead of paying for the movie/documentary they show at the museum, it is better if you prepare and know Anne's diary ahead of time so the rooms all have more meaning and history for you. As you leave, exiting the front door, realize the view across the Prinsengracht is the last civilized thing Anne, filled with fear, saw before being pushed into a van. She eventually died of typhus in Bergen-Belsen a few months before it was liberated.

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