Anne Frank House

Last Updated: 8th Jan 2014

by – Matt Vernick, Tour Manager, Europe

anne frank house, amsterdam

The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, is easily one of the most visited, as well as one of the most worthwhile and famous sites in the city.

‘The Diary of A Young Girl’ by Anne Frank, is one of the most widely published and read books in the world and has been transformed into stage shows and a movie. The book is the published diary of the real life Anne Frank who, along with her family, went into hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World War.

The part of the Anne Frank House is the building in which Anne and her family were hiding and it has been preserved in very much the same way as it was during their ordeal. The museum contains parts of Anne’s original diary and, as much as it is a museum to Anne herself, it is also testament to the persecution of the Jewish population of the Netherlands by the Nazis.

The museum is open almost every day of the year (often a lot later than other museums) which is great for people looking to do a little bit of evening sightseeing that doesn’t involve the red light district.

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