Don’t be intimidated by the queue—the Anne Frank House is the most important site you will see while in Amsterdam. Anne Frank wrote a diary full of hope and inspiration throughout her time in hiding in the secret annex during World War II, and the museum replicates Anne’s spirit — recounting the tragedy of World War II with a message of hope for the future.
The presentation at the Anne Frank House is incredibly moving, with videos by Anne’s father Otto Frank, Hanneli Goslar and Miep Gies. You are able to go up in the secret annex and see the tiny rooms where the Frank family and friends hid. Once you get inside the secret annex, the line moves quickly. Keep in mind that the secret annex might be difficult for those with claustrophobia. The most interesting section is at the end, where you can see portions of the original diary.
The Anne Frank House intertwines Anne’s story with general history about World War II, providing a child’s voice to the horror of war. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 15 through March 14, with a closing time of 9 p.m. on Saturdays. From March 15 to Sept. 14, the museum is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with a closing time of 10 p.m. on Saturdays. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. throughout July and August. The museum is located at Prinsengracht 267 1016 GV Amsterdam, about a 20-minute walk from the central train station.
The price of admittance is €9 for adults and €4.50 for children 10-17 years of age. Children under nine are free. The last admittance is 30 minutes prior to the closing.
If you want to skip the lines for tickets, you can purchase them online at this site.