Anne Frank House, Amsterdam

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    The Anne Frank House

    by jlanza29 Updated Mar 25, 2011
    The line to get in !!!!

    This house made famous by this young girl is extremely crowded....but worth the wait.....one must imagine how it must have been to be stuck in a small house with 8 other adults and not be able to go outside to breathe fresh air, because the Nazi's had control all of Europe and had hit squads looking for the Jews all over Amsterdam....very humbling place to see and be at. But the line outside usually runs about an hour to get in.

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    The hidding place

    by lina112 Updated Mar 7, 2011

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    For over two years, Anne Frank and her familia lived in the annex of the building at Prisengracht 263 with four othe people. The doorway to the annex was concealed behind a moveable bookcase constructed especially for this purpose. On 4 August 1944 the hiding place was betrayed and they were deported to various concentration camps. Otto Frank was the only one who survived the war. Quotes from her diary, photographs, historical documentss, film images and original objects that belonged to tose in hiding illustrate the events that took place. Anne Frank´s original diary i son display in the museum.

    Durante más de dos años, Ana Frank y su Familia vivió en el anexo del edificio en Prisengracht 263 con cuatro personas más. La puerta de entrada al anexo se ocultó detrás de una estantería móvil construído especialmente para este propósito. El 4 de agosto de 1944, el escondite fue traicionado y que fueron deportados a diferentes campos de concentración. Otto Frank fue el único que sobrevivió a la guerra. Citas de su diario, fotografías, documento s históricos, imágenes de películas y objetos originales que pertenecieron a los escondidos ilustrar los acontecimientos que tuvieron lugar. Diario original de Ana Frank se encuentra exhibido en el museo.

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    Anne Frank house, Amsterdam

    by Danalia Updated Jan 11, 2011

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    I believe that the importance in visit the "Anne Frank" museum is, above all, the powerful experience and the very important lesson from a very young girl, in a different life, different times but not so long ago.
    Many books been published with the association of Anne Frank, but visit the house is a different experience.

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    Anne Frank House , Amsterdam

    by Danalia Updated Jan 11, 2011

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    After Auschwitz is liberated, Otto Frank (anne's and Margot's father) returns to Amsterdam. On his way back, he hears of Edith’s death. Back in Amsterdam, he goes to see Miep(one of the people that hided the family) and Jan Gies, Miep's husband. He hopes Anne and Margot mightb e alive, but then discovers that they too did not survive the war. Miep gives him Anne’s diaries. Anne had wanted her diary to be published after the war, and her wish would eventually come true.

    Anne Frank house:

    The house is close on "Yom Kippur" - a jewish holiday (usually in September, date varies), a jewish holiday.

    How much ?: Adults: € 8.50; Ages 10-17: € 4; Under 9: Free.

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    Anne Frank Statue Westerkerk

    by dustmon Written Sep 19, 2010

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    Anne as a young girl

    This statue is not in front of the AF House but up the street in the open area outside the Westerkerk-----there are usually some tourist shops close by-----nicely done likeness of the young Anne Frank in bronze.

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    Ricciotti Ensemble performance

    by dustmon Written Sep 17, 2010
    Ricciotti Ensemble

    I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to hear this fantastic group of young musicians walking past the Anne Frank House in the afternoon. Check out their website for more info and agendas.

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    Historical museum

    by dustmon Written Sep 15, 2010

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    Anne Frank Huis

    I have not been to the Anne Frank House although the movie is one of my old timey favorites----I stayed nearby this last trip and for some reason, there were no long lines most of the time, maybe because being after the summer season----prices are 8.50 euros for adults, 4 euros for 10-17, 0-9 free. Hours Sept. 15 thru March 14 900-1900 hours daily, last admittance 1830. There are a few exceptions so check the website during holidays and such.

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    anne frankhuis

    by dila Updated Aug 16, 2010

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    FOR UP TO DATE NEWS LOOK ON THE SITE

    was the hiding place where Anne frank wrote her diary during World War Two.the building is comprised of a front part and a back part. in the back part they hide with the Pels family.
    the helpers of Otto Frank are: Victor Kugler, Miep Gies, Johannes Kleiman, and Bep Voskuijl. They work in the office on the second floor.

    Opening Hours 2010
    March 15 through September 14 daily from 9:00 AM- 9:00 PM,
    Saturdays from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
    In July and August the museum is daily open till 10:00 PM.
    September 15 through March 14 daily from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

    Exceptions 2010
    28 april
    May 4: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
    May 28: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
    SEPTEMBER 18 Yom Kippur
    November 6 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
    December 25: 12 noon - 5:00 PM.

    Last admittance: 30 minutes prior to closing

    Admission Prices 2010
    Adults: € 8,50
    Age 10-17: € 4,-
    Age 0-9: Free
    Cultural Youth Pass (Euro 26): € 4,-

    No group discount. Payment cash or with Maestro or through Visa- or Mastercard, at the entrance.

    in the morning and late afternoon or evening it is less crowded.

    You can also buy your ticket online but you need a printer

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    Must not be forgotten

    by Kajser-MK Written Jun 28, 2010

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    I felt really unusual during my visit to this place. It was really frustrating to see what has happened there , how come a human beeings have been treated just because of religion /nationallity.
    War is a horrible thing, but killing people and destroying milions of them sipmply becuase of other ethnicity or religion is even more horrible.
    However, it was really nice to see this place- I remember I read the book in my teens couple of times, and this was really nice experience.
    Inside it is forbidden to take photos, so I only provide outer pictures.
    Entrance fee is 9 eur.

    Be prepared to wait in the line to enter. We went there around 9:30 and waitied some 45 minutes.
    When we were leaving the museum, the line was doubled in the meantime.

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    Anne Frank House Front Door

    by davequ Updated Apr 27, 2010

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    The front door of Anne's House today

    Here is the front of the house.

    I have cropped out and blurred the (imho) gross / gauche and wildly colored cafe next door

    A scrapbook of her life can be found at this web location:
    Anna's Life

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    No Disrepect

    by WizeGurl Written Mar 24, 2010

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    I have never seen the movie or read the book, to this day.

    I do have a great respect for history and the victims of the Holocaust. With that said, to me this was a bit boring, it was a house and to my recollection it has been kept in the same condition as it was when Miss Frank lived in it or in this case hid in it.

    Though the experience is quite amazing and I am sure to someone who has seen or read the her story will love coming here.

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    Time Consuming Lines

    by grandmaR Written Dec 9, 2009

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    Although I expected to visit Anne Frank's house and asked my granddaughter to read the book, I was advised by a local VTer that the lines would be quite long and it would take a long time. Plus he also said that it was a bare room and nothing much to see. I don't like long lines at the best of times, so we just observed the Anne Frank house from the canal boat tour. There were long lines outside.

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    Remember Anne Frank

    by vickss Updated Sep 29, 2009

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    I had only a vague knowledge of Anne Frank and her story with the Nazi movement when I first visited the place in 2003.
    The place which is walking distance from Leidesplein and has a long queue to get inside.
    Inside you get a ticket for a few euros..(the latest rate as of September'09 is 8.5 euros for an adult). One can also book online and avoid average 15-20 minutes waiting time at the entrance queue. BTW the ticket desk accepts cash as well as credit card at the entrance gate.
    The place opens at 9 AM (barring few days of the year)and depending on the time of the year remains open till 9-10 pm max.
    The house which was basically used by Anne to hide away from the Nazis has been maintained pretty well with almost the same feel and with good visual media presentation at points to explain the room etc.
    At some places it is a steep climb of stairs and so it is not recommended for those who hv problem climbing.
    The house overlooks a canal and is a grim reminder of what all nonsense happened in the world!
    Theres a museum shop at the last leg of the house which has all kinds of books, etc..

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    Anne Frank museum

    by jo104 Updated Aug 12, 2009

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    No-one should leave Amsterdam without a visit to the house where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazi’s for 25 months, from 6 July 1942 to 4 August 1944.

    The first translation of “The Secret Annex” appeared in Dutch in 1947 and since then the book Anne Franks diary has been translated into more than 60 languages.
    The original diary is on display in the museum.

    I first read this young girl's diary as part of my school cirriculum. The feeling I felt when being inside the secret annex was one of sadness, how brave she was in the face of adversity and terror. Her father Otto Frank survived Auschwitz of the 8 people that were in hiding.

    Be advised there are very long queues so get her early or later in the day. Also bear in mind that you are not allowed to take photographs inside the museum. It does get exceptionally busy inside and you are asked to pass through the house in a respectfull manner.

    As at 2009 Aduts E8 Children 10-17 E4 tour lasts approx an hour no guided tours. There is limited disabled access. The information is posted in English and dutch. No discount for I-amsterdam card or museumkaart
    Opening times winter months 9am - 7pm summer 9am - 10am

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    Anne Frank House

    by Britannia2 Updated Jul 15, 2009

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    I had seen the new BBC drama in the winter on Anne Frank and really wanted to see the house again - I had seen it once before in 1975. Anne would have been 80 in 2009 and so it was a chilling experience to re-visit. Several tourists walked away when they saw the 8 euro admission price but I did want to see the house and at least a part of the entry fee goes to the Frank foundation. You walk through the warehouse where work carried on below the hiding family and then climb up through the floors and when you pass through the moving book case that was the entrance to the hiding place it really brought home to me how awful life must have been here in 1942.
    The rooms the visitor sees are not furnished and I would prefer for them to be so. However the small size of the rooms is easy to see and imagine how cramped it must have been.
    The visit ends with a section on the holocaust and how the Franks were sent to a death camp.
    All signage is in Dutch and English - this lead to non English speakers moving quickly through the house getting in the way of the people following the signposted route.
    There is a gift shop and cafe at the end of the tour. Not suitable for disabled people.
    If you find this house interesting do visit the Ten Boom museum in nearby Haarlem (see my Haarlem pages).

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