Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House front

© Anne Frank House / Photographer: Cris Toala Olivares

The Anne Frank House is the original house and museum dedicated to Jewish diarist Anne Frank, during the World War II. The building is located on the Prinsengracht of Amsterdam.

The History of the Anne Frank House

During World War II, Anne Frank hid from the Nazi’s with her family in the hidden closet room at the rear of the canal house, known as the “Achterhuis”. Anne Frank did not survive the war. The emotional story and her diary was published in 1947. The Anne Frank Foundation was established to protect the property from developers who wanted to demolish the block. The museum opened on 3 May 1960. It preserves the hiding place of Anne Frank. It also has a permanent exhibition on the life and times of Anne Frank and a very special exhibition space about all forms of persecution and discrimination. In 2013 and 2014, the museum had 1.2 million visitors and was the 3rd most visited museum in the Netherlands, after the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. For visting the museum its recommended to visit the Anne Frank House website for tickets. When visiting its necessary to buy the tickets online. When visiting the museum book the tickets in advance.


For visiting the center of Amsterdam and the larger Region of Amsterdam you may buy the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket for 1-2-3 days.  A very handy ticket for visting place like the Zaanse Schans.

Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket

Only going travel inside the city of amsterdam? Then a normal Amsterdam Travel Ticket is a better choice. Also available for 1-2-3 days.

Buy your Amsterdam Travel Ticket »

GVB controls the Metro’s, buses and trams and you need a public transport chip card or another valid ticket, such as a GVB ticket or an Amsterdam travel ticket. See more information about tickets and the OV chip card on: public-transport-amsterdam

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