Anne Frank House
Anne Frank House
4.5
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
The Anne Frank House (Dutch: Anne Frank Huis) is a museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. The building is located on a canal called the Prinsengracht, close to the Westerkerk, in central Amsterdam in the Netherlands. As a visitor, you experience this story through a audio tour, quotes, photos, videos, and original items. The Anne Frank House can only be visited with an online ticket for a specific date and time.
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Neighbourhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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  • Isabel
    28 contributions
    The best place we visited in Amsterdam
    This museum was amazing. The staff were so friendly, the audio tour was very informative, and the layout and attention to detail of the artefacts was valuable. It was an emotional experience and a must-see when visiting Amsterdam. The gift shop was a lovely addition and I would recommend visiting to absolutely everyone (the steps are very steep though).
    Visited February 2023
    Written 19 February 2023
  • Jenn
    Edmonton, Canada8 contributions
    A must do, but staff need better training / behaviour.
    A MUST DO when in Amsterdam! It was a phenomenal experience except for the woman running the 30 minute educational experience before the tour. Someone wanted to stand and she wouldn’t let them! She forced them to sit far away from their family. Two people pulled out their phone during the 30 minutes and she scolded them both, rudely asking in front of everyone “is your text more important than this?” One person was getting ready to take a photo and one person used their phone to take notes. It was very uncomfortable to see others be scolded. If people pay for the session and aren’t at all disrupting others around them, the staff shouldn’t care what clients are doing! I was so uncomfortable.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 February 2023
  • Avidesh
    Oxford, United Kingdom586 contributions
    Emotional
    It was an emotional experience, learning about Anne Frank and her family's struggles. The layout of the museum is easy to navigate, with some very well-kept artefacts of Anne Frank and her family. The museum, in my opinion, is well worth a visit.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 20 February 2023
  • Valerie M
    20 contributions
    A++++ A must see
    Since reading the book as a child I have always looked up to Anne Frank story. Getting to actually see where she, her family and friends lived in hiding was...just made me speechless. This is a MUST if you visit Amsterdam. Highly recommend if you can tour late in the evening when the crowds are not as packed, as you could imagine, it is tight quarters. This way too you can see, and read everything. 10/10 for sure 👌👌 Bring tissues as I had to push back tears. It helps remind us all life is short, treat others how you would want to be treated, and peace, love, happiness 🖤🖤🖤
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 February 2023
  • IvanaM2363
    147 contributions
    Very Interesting
    I enjoyed the visit given I read the book and seen the movie. It's great that there are some things original such as kitchen sink, for example. The stairs up to the rooms are very steep, but climbable. The only think I wasn't completely happy about was, that we couldn't use cameras/phone cameras at all. I do understand the flash may be harmful in some cases, but almost everything was under a protective glass anyway. It would be great, if we could take a photo with the bookcase at least.But overall it's fascinating but sad at the same time. Thank you for preserving it, so we can learn more about this part of a sad history.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 25 February 2023
  • Chrissy R
    74 contributions
    Haunting
    Definitely a must do. Very well done, emotional, living history. Must book tickets a month in advance. The English half hour talk beforehand added helpful context.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 27 February 2023
  • beccy
    Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom20 contributions
    Definitely worth a visit
    This place is an obvious visit when in Amsterdam. All the time slots for standard tickets had sold out, so we had to book the 30 minute introductory talk beforehand in order to go. This was okay, but not a necessity. We were able to see the annex from the room where the talk was held which was cool as this cannot be viewed from the street. After the talk, we went around the museum ourselves. We were given a handheld device which provided an audio tour and was activated by being held in front of a number in each room. Doing this was quite awkward when the room was full and the sensors weren't near the entrance. The audio would also start playing halfway through to sync up with a video that was already playing in the room which was annoying as you would have to wait until it played from the start again to hear/see it all. The only place where there wasn't an audio tour was the annex. Inside the annex, it was so interesting to see some of the original items such as the bookcase and the pictures on the wall of Anne's room. Another interesting original item is her diary itself which can be seen in the museum part. It would've been even better if there was a translation of the open diary and the other various pieces of writing displayed, but there are just extracts. Unfortunately, the place was too crowded. I understand it's hugely popular, but we were often pushing our way through and packed like sardines in small rooms and narrow staircases. This took away from the immersion and made me want to get out rather than listen and learn. I've written more about the negative aspects despite giving this place 4 stars, but all in all I am glad I went and would encourage anyone to visit this place. Tickets are non-refundable and can only be purchased online so make sure you do this well in advance to avoid missing out.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 March 2023
  • QuirkyBean
    Dublin, Ireland9 contributions
    Worthwhile, informative and powerful narrative
    This was my third time visiting Anne Frank Huis. Many changes had been made since my last visit. Visitors are offered headphones in their native language (incl English) to assist with the tour. These are provided free of charge. It was really accessible, all video and written text was read through the audio devices meaning everyone could access the material seamlessly (including visually impaired people, although the tightness of the Annex is quite difficult to navigate if you have any mobility/sight issues). The WW2 and Nazi invasion of the Netherlands is told through narrative before visitors enter the Annex (no audio tour takes place in the Annex). The information was concise and easy to follow in both the historical context and the Annex tour. It was a narrative driven tour which was very engaging and easy to access. Visitors aren’t bombarded with abstract facts but told the story through the lived experiences of local Jewish communities and of course the lives of those who hid in the Annex. This was a really impactful way of engaging visitors to critically reflect on the impact of fascism. Book in advance of your trip to avoid disappointment. We didn’t get to do the additional 30 minutes guided tour as it was sold out, but I wouldn’t hesitate to book this on my next visit. It is definitely something I would recommend including on your Amsterdam itinerary.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 March 2023
  • BioBay2010
    Naperville, Illinois51 contributions
    Heart breaking and inspiring
    Please book your tickets in advance, so you guarantee your admission and you don't have to wait in line. I did the small group tour and then the museum, which was perfect for me. The small group tour takes you to a room and the guide walks you through Anne's life. It was about 30 minutes and it was something that I highly recommend. I feel that this is a must visit, if you are going to Amsterdam.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 7 March 2023
  • LucyPuppy77
    Scotland, United Kingdom276 contributions
    Not to be missed
    This has got to be one to the most moving pieces of history that should never be forgotten. We booked a pre tour and the gentleman hosting was absolutely superb. Very engaging, encouraged questions. I actually learned so much about a topic I thought I knew about! The tour itself is busy, there are hand guided earpieces for you to use that allows you to find out more information on the exhibits. The secret annexe is tiny and some of the stairs are tough to get up, but it was well worth it. It's hard to imagine 8 people living in such closed quarters. I felt a bit overwhelmed in some areas, especially seeing some of the original artefacts (especially the height chart on the wall). It's a pity you cannot see the original facade of the building, however there is a need for preservation. Well worth a visit, just remember to book in advance!!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 March 2023
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Helen P
156 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Extremely well organised. Staff all very helpful. Was worth it, having recently read book again really hit home. Audio tour correct way to do. Book the half hour intro with museum- especially if not read book.
Written 20 February 2024
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Sam
Manchester, UK56 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
A very interesting place with loads of information from different people of the time. Not just about Anne Frank, but the place gives you a general feeling of the people around that time and paints an awful picture of what life was like then. Definitely worth seeing.
Written 19 February 2024
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vian29
London, UK5 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Excellent pull at your heartstrings tour on the life of Anne Frank. Time passes by really quickly whilst you're in here exploring...
Written 18 February 2024
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caroline s
Waterford, Ireland47 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
This experience will stay with me for my whole life. The information was so well presented and a testament to all who worked hard to create the museum. A fitting tribute to all who suffered.
Written 18 February 2024
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Debs
Cambridge, UK37 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
- free cloakroom
- excellent audio guide, without the need for earphones.
- limited number of people inside, so not too busy.
- informative artefacts
- easy to book online (need to do many weeks in advance)
- friendly staff
- reasonably-priced postcards, book marks etc in the gift shop

This museum is perfect for teens - not too long, but very informative. It’s so incredibly sad, and it really makes you reflect.

I would recommend to anyone, and I am a person who generally dislikes a museum experience.
Written 18 February 2024
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Sabrina D
Enfield, UK18 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Bought tickets 6 weeks in advance, sole reason for visiting Amsterdam as my young daughter wanted to go there for so long. Our flight was cancelled so missed the time slot. Zero flexibility to rebook or have refund. Very disappointed child.
Written 18 February 2024
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Colin B
Belfast, UK264 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
A really amazing and moving experience.
Very well organised tour and the overall visit was brilliant.
Helpful staff as we had only printed off one ticket but they got us sorted with no fuss.
You must pre book well in advance of your visit as very limited availability on the day if you don’t.
Tells the whole story in a really meaningful way. The house is beautifully preserved and hard not to be moved by the whole experience
Written 17 February 2024
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David D
Surrey, UK109 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Thought provoking and something that you SHOULD do. It’s not enjoyable but then it shouldn’t be. The audio guide is good, informative at a sensible level. It’s busy and you need to pre book a good length of time ahead - weeks not days. It’s a little expensive
Written 16 February 2024
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ANGEE
Glasgow, UK143 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
We booked ahead and were glad that we did. The introduction by the guide was very informative and then we were given audio guides and allowed to do the remainder of the tour at our own pace. The audio guide was brilliant. The film footage of people who were directly involved with the family hiding was moving and compelling. The film footage of Otto Frank himself was just incredible. What a man. This is definitely worth going to visit when you are in Amsterdam and just remember, as you wander through the house, you are standing on the same floorboards that the Frank family stood on all those years ago. Everything is pitched perfectly.

One word of advice though...make sure that you do something contemplative afterwards. Even if it is just going for a quiet coffee or a drink. You will need a little time to just feel less "heavy".
Written 16 February 2024
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Kford1202
Clevedon, UK3 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Emotional experience, well organised, definitely worth booking early to secure tickets. Would highly recommend to anyone
Written 16 February 2024
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