Amsterdam Sights

Anne Frank House   PRINSENGRACHT 263

The hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary during the Second World War.

The most visited non-art museum in Holland, located in the house in which Anne Frank and her family went into hiding from the Nazis durring WWII.

Anne Frank For more than two years, Anne Frank lived secretively with the other people in hiding in the back part of her father's office building at Prinsengracht 263.

The Secret Annex has been preserved in its authentic state. The front part of the building and the offices where the Helpers worked have been restored to the style and ambiance of the war years.

Quotations from the diary, photographs, films and original objects - belonging to the people in hiding and those who helped them - all serve to illustrate the events that occurred at this location. Anne's orignal diary is on display in the museum along with some of her other notebooks.

Anne Frank House is the building in the center, partially hidden by the tree

The story

On June 12, 1942, Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl living in Amsterdam, receives a diary for her 13th birthday. A month later, she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis in rooms behind her father's office. For two years, the Franks and four other families hid, fed and cared for by Gentile friends. The families were discovered by the Gestapo, which had been tipped off, in 1944. The Franks were taken to Auschwitz, where Anne's mother died. Friends in Amsterdam searched the rooms and found Anne's diary hidden away.

Anne and her sister were transferred to another camp, Bergen-Belsen, where Anne died of typhus a month before the war ended.

Anne's father survived Auschwitz and published Anne's diary in 1947 as The Diary of a Young Girl. The book has been translated into some 30 languages.

You can now visit the former hiding place, where Anne Frank wrote her diary. The Anne Frank House museum tells the history of the eight people in hiding and those who helped them during the war.

Line up outside the Anne Frank House

How to get there?

By foot: 10 minutes from Dam Square. Start walking from the backside of the Royal Palace.
By tram: 13, 14, 17 stop Westermarkt
By car: nearest car park Europarking

  Anne Frank's diary

Anne Frank Huis Amsterdam
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Anne Frank Huis

Prinsengracht 263
(Jordaan, Grachtengordel)

official website

Opening hours*

Sun 9:00 - 21:00
Mon 9:00 - 21:00
Tue 9:00 - 21:00
Wed 9:00 - 21:00
Thu 9:00 - 21:00
Fri 9:00 - 21:00
Sat 9:00 - 22:00

*July and August daily open from 9:00-22:00.
September 15 - March 14 daily open from 9:00-19:00.


€ 9.50 (adults)
€ 5.00 (10-17 years)
€ 0.50 (0-9 years)


Buy your entrance tickets online and go straight to a separate entrance, to the left of the main entrance, to avoid any queues.

The Anne Frank House welcomed 1,090,500 visitors in 2012.

the chestnut tree



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