Anne Frank Huis

Price guide: Mid-range

Prinsengracht 263, Amsterdam, 1000 AS

Price guide: Mid-range

Anne Frank Huis
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#3 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Education

Expert review of Anne Frank Huis

The house where Anne Frank hid during the Second World War is the most moving attraction.

In the secret annexe of Prinsengracht 263, Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis, and Anne wrote her heart-wrenching and articulate diary. You can tour the house and the annexe, which is accessed via a moveable bookcase. Momentoes, pictures and videos tell the story.

Eating and drinking

Recommended nearby cafés include Spanjer & Van Twist.

Price advice: 

General admission is 8.5 euros; children aged 10-17 4 euros; under 10s free. 

Expert tips: 
There are often very long queues to get in (over an hour is common), and it can be very crowded in the cramped rooms inside. You should be able to get in quicker if you visit after 6pm, and ideally later at times of the year when the house stays open longer.
Better still, avoid the queues altogether by buying online time-specific tickets, which cost 50c extra. Slots sell out, so book ahead. With an advance ticket, you can enter the door to the left of the main entrance.
There are no bag storage facilities, and only small bags can be carried round.
Visiting the Anne Frank Huis is an intense experience. I don't think it's suitable for young children.

More information on Anne Frank Huis:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Historic site, Museum
Address:
Prinsengracht 263, Amsterdam, 1000 AS
Telephone:
020 556 7105
Website:
http://www.annefrank.org
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Mid-March to June, and early September: Sun-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-10pm. July-August: daily 9am-10pm. Mid-September to mid-March: daily 9am-7pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor

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