Read the story of a young Jewish girl Anne Frank, who goes into hiding after the Nazi's persecution during 2nd world war. At that time she wrote's a diary that emotionally touched the heart of millions of the people worldwide and also read about the history of the Anne Frank house museum...
The Diarist, Anne Frank, while in hiding, wrote, she used to wander from one room to the other, climb up the staircase in search of freedom, fresh air and voice of laughter. She felt as if she was a songbird whose wings were ripped off and was forced into a dark cage.
The importance of freedom can only be felt, if we can move freely and possess the freedom to express our thought. The story of the Anne Frank describes, what importance does it hold in any individual's life. Anne Frank, a Jewish teenager, who goes into hiding after the Nazi's persecution in the Netherlands. She, along with seven other members took refuge in the annex of the Anne Frank house for over two years. The way to staircase was constructed behind a movable bookcase specially for this purpose at the Prinsengracht, near the Westerkerk in Central Amsterdam. The museum is around 20 minute walk away from the Central Station. Even if you want to go by bus or tram, then, buses of no. 170, 172 , 174 and Trams of no. 13, 14 and 17 stops at the ‘Westermarkt’ stop.
The annex at the Anne Frank House was betrayed almost after 2 years of hiding. They were found and deported to varied concentration camps. Unfortunately, Anne and her sister died of some disease and deprivation. Anne's mother also could not survive the turmoil. Otto Frank, her father, was the only one who survived this havoc out of the eight people.
When Otto Frank returned to the Netherlands, he got to know about the diary and the wish of Anne Frank of being a journalist or a writer. Soon after he got Anne's diary published. Everyone, around the globe, knew Anne Frank and her heart- wrenching story now. In 1960, the Anne Frank House Amsterdam, turned into a museum.
The authorities have preserved the hiding place in a museum. They have a permanent ongoing exhibition, all through the year, showcasing their life during the hide out. Anne Frank House Amsterdam, which efficiently turned into a museum also exhibits the diary of Anne which is kept safe with the authorities. In 2013 and 2014, It was recorded that the museum had attracted 1.2 million visitors. Hence, the museum turned out to be the 3rd most visited museum in Amsterdam, after the renowned Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum Museum.
It is opened from 9 AM to 3:30 PM only for the online Anne Frank House Ticket holders, for a particular time slot. From 3:30 PM onwards, it is opened for buying tickets at the museum gate. The museum is closed on the day of Yom Kippur all through the year.
€ 9 Adults €4,50 Age 10-17 Free Age 0-9 €4,50 European Youth Card Free Dutch Museum Card €0.50 Surcharge on Online ticket. There is no free entry for the I Amsterdam City Card holders. No discount for the student's holding a card or ISIC. Only the holders of a European Youth Card (CJP) or Dutch Museum Card have the right to reserve a date and time slot online.
Except one day, Anne Frank Museum is opened 365 days of the year. January 1: Entry 12 PM to 7 PM
May 4: Entry 8:30 AM to 7 PM October 11: Entry 9 AM to 7 PM November 5: Entry 9 AM to 6 PM (Amsterdam Museum Night) December 25: Entry 12 PM to 5 PM December 3: Entry 9 PM to 5 PM November - March 7 days open 9 AM to 7 PM
April – October 7 days open 9 AM to 10 PM. Closed because of Yom Kippur, October 12, 2016.
Last Admittance Last entry - 30 minutes before the closing time. The queue closes earlier. It can close 2 hours before closing time depending on the crowd waiting in queues.
If visiting Anne Frank Museum in a group, everyone in the group should wait in the queue. Children up to 10 years old - Must be chaperoned by an adult. Visitors up to 17 years old – Must carry a valid ID card..