Long Lines - Queues, Amsterdam
The Anne Frank House is the most popular tourist attraction of Amsterdam.
No wonder, that during the day long waiting lines grow at the entrance.
So, get up early and be there at 9AM sharp (or visit in the early evening hours).
BTW Anne Frank's real house before her family moved to the Achterhuis hideout is located at the Merwedeplein.
You may have heard that queues can be very long indeed.
It is absolutely true. This is a very major 'attraction' indeed, a must-see for most people who visit Amsterdam and an absolute certainty for the many tour groups and school groups.
I've been to Amsterdam 3 times over the past few years. On my first visit, in mid-February, I was in the queue by 8:40, in temperatures well below freezing (about -6). I was about tenth and there was also a tour group of 20+ people in front of me.
By midday...still well below freezing....the queue stretched a long way (see photo).
Don't think that visiting later in the day will mean a shorter queue. On my 2013, early April visit, passing by at 7pm (the house closes at 9 or 10pm) the queue was just as long as in the photo above. I saw exactly the same thing this time round, in late March 2015: long queues every time I walked past and still a hugely long queue at 7pm in the evening.
The best option by far is to book your tickets in advance online, using the official website below. Otherwise, I suggest you make a very early start indeed and get into the queue long before opening time.