Anne Frank House, Amsterdam
The Anne Frank house is a destination many people think of when planning a trip to Amsterdam, and for good reason. I took the tour through the house and would suggest it to future travelers. The tour literally takes you up floors and floors, through rooms upon rooms, explaining the Frank family struggle during the Holocaust. There are informational writings along the walls and projector videos playing throughout the tour that make you feel well-informed by the end of the tour.
There is a shop at the end of the tour as well, where postcards, books, souvenirs, etc. can be purchased.
A museum with a story...
The Secret Annex, home to Anne Frank for the twenty-five months she was in hiding and the place where she wrote her diary.
Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt in 1929 and the Frank family moved to Amsterdam in 1933 when National-Socialist party led by Adolf Hitler came to power. Amsterdam was a safe haven until 1940, when Germany occupied the Netherlands. On July 6 1942, the Frank family went into hiding and a week later, they were joined by another family. The people in hiding lived in the backpart of the house.
Situated near the canal-side house at 263 Prinsengracht, where the people in hiding lived, consists of two sections, the front part of the house and the back part, often referred to as the Annex.
Otto Frank's business was located in the front part of the house. The warehouse was on the ground floor and above that are the offices and storerooms.
The hiding place was betrayed on August 4 1944, not known by whom, the people in hiding were deported. Anne Frank dies of typhus and deprivation in Bergen - Belsen. Only Otto Frank survived the extermination camps.
visit the Anne Frank House 263 Prinsengracht.
9AM - 9PM (excepted in Winter : 7PM)-
Price : 12.5G.
Fondest memory: Unmissible and unforgetable.
We have visited an exibit about the Anne Frank's family and their hiding in the house on two floors.
Several short movies and interviews of Mieps (the Frank's secretary who helped them) are shown to help to understand the story.
The original Anne Frank's diary is on display.
Go and visit the Ann Frank house and museum. Also take a tour on the canal as well visit the Red Light District at night time.
Fondest memory: We stayed at a campground while in Amsterdam. It was just fun to relax with friends and play cards.
See the Anne Frank house and check out the museums. I enjoyed my trip there but I've seen cleaner places. It was a nice getaway for the weekend.
Fondest memory: Ah, the infamous Redlight District! I had to just walk through and see what it was like. We did check out a sex museum and that was pretty funny if you know what I mean. All the props! :-O
See the Anne Frank House. It's not quite as small and stifling as I'd imagined it to be, but it still makes you stop and think about what she and her family had to go through during the German occupation of Holland.
Although the facade is modern, the building is in the same shape internally, as it was when Anne and her family hid on the upper floors of her father's factory for several years, to hide from the Germans.
Fondest memory: The Anne Frankhuis can be found at #263, on the east side of the Prinsengracht canal.
Its home page can be found at:
You must see the Anna Frank House... the Van Gogh Museum... the Rijsknuseum... naturally a tour to the red light district... .... just stay there...
Fondest memory: ... if you have yet been in amsterdam you can try to remember about it browsing this site: http://www.hiptravelguide.com/amsterdam/php/index.php
Anne Frank was one of the Jewish victims of Nazi persecution during the second world war. After Nazi Germany invaded the Netherlands in 1940, increasingly severe anti-Jewish measures began here as well. The Frank family tried to escape by going into hiding. On July 1942, Otto Frank, Edith Frank-Hollander and their daughters Margot and Anne hid in this building on the Prinsengracht. They where later joined by Mr. and Mrs Daan, their sun Peter and Mr. Dussel. The building consists of two parts : a front house and a back anex. Otto Frank's business was located in the front house. The uppermost floors of the back anexe became the hiding place. After more than two years the group was betrayed and deported. Anne and Margot died of typhes in Bergen-Belsen in March 1945, only a few weeks before this concentration camp was liberated. Otto Frank, the only member of the group to survive, returned after the war.
During the hiding period Anne Frank kept a diary. In it she described daily life in the back anexe, the isolation and the fear of discovery. Anne's diary survived the war: after the betrayal it was found by Miep Gies, one of the helpers. When it was confirmed that Anne would not be returning, Miep gave the manuscripts to Otto Frank. In 1947 the first Dutch edition appeared. Since then the diary has been published in more then 55 languages.
daily from 9 am to 5 pm
April 1st to September 1st 9 am to 9 pm
May 4th 9 am to 7 pm
January 1st and December 25th 12 noon to 5 pm
The Anne Frank House will be closed on Yom Kippur
Visit the Anne Frank Museum, it is one of the best places I have visited, to see where the little girl lived who tragically died in World War II
Fondest memory: Wandering around the quaint streets and feeling very relaxed and absorbed in the atmosphere of a wonderful city
Anne Frank's home was incredible. So rich with history, you can almost live the memories as they occured decades ago. At the risk of repeating everything anyone has ever said about this home, I'll say without hesitation that it is the SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT historical site I've visited.
To give you some perspective, I've toured up and down the East Coast in America. I've seen plenty of history from the Revoltionary War, Civil War and the first days of America. Hell, I even drive by Columbine High School a few times a month and have to acknowledge that it is more than just another school. And as much as I was moved by the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., none of the above can compare to the home of Anne Frank.
But just like Columbine, Vietnam and the many wars our world has seen, Anne Frank speaks volumes about how quickly our lives can be turned upside down. Genocide is going on everyday because there are those who care little for life. As I've mentioned on my Littleton mentioned, we just need to learn tolerance and communication to prevent these types of tragedies in the future.
The picture is of a church next to the Anne Frank home. I have a photo of the home itself, but you can't really get a sense for it, due to how it has change as a result of the tour.
Favorite thing: Visit Anne Frank's house which is now a museum. Very interesting with lots of information including videos, journals, and interactive displays. I was actually surprised to find the living space was a little larger than I imagined. This is a MUST see! Located at 263 Prisengracht.
Ann Franc's house. Everyone should realise and understand what racial hatred can do.
Fondest memory: Amsterdam is a city for ordinary people, it isn't grand, the buildings don't overawe, everything is to a human scale. Drinking in ordinary Dutch pubs and bars, talking to ordinary Dutch people and finding yourself accepted by them is my best memory.
Favorite thing: this was one of the most emotional places i have ever been. to know the story of Ann Frank (which i read when i was a little girl) really brought her family's plight to life for me. After being here i better understood what the nazi's did here. Being Native American i can relate.
amsterdam is a very nice city with all person uses thy bycicles. People are kind, and the city is clean and quite.
Don't forget to visit anna Frank 's House. It is the place where Anne Frank lived her last days. The library who hides the way to reach their house...
Fondest memory: beautiful people, nice guys ;), a lot of bycicles, tour on chanel...
I really enjoyed seeing Anne Frank's hideaway house. It really makes the war real, how all of those people were dragged to camps and killed. Just terrible! But the house and story were wonderful story of how people's hearts work together.
Fondest memory: All of the shops and stores close around 6-8 pm. They close up so they can go home and spend time with their families. I think this is great!! Especially when I come home and see 24 hour stores that people are working long hours in when they should be home putting their children to bed or resting and relaxing.