Anne Frank Huis

Address: Prinsengracht 263, Amsterdam, 1000 AS, The Netherlands
Telephone: 020 556 7105

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

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.

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.

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.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • First-time travellers
  • Education