As you might guess, the Anne Frank House is dedicated to the life of Anne Frank. During the German occupation of The Netherlands, Anne and her family lived inside a secret hiding place at the back of their home. Inside the 500 square feet “Achterhuis,” the Frank family lived for two years and one month with four other Jewish people seeking refuge from the Nazi authorities. She is best known for her diary, describing the experience. One of the employees of the Frank family was able to rescue the diary from the hiding place. Anne’s father, Otto Frank, was the only family member that survived the concentration camp, and upon his return to Amsterdam, he compiled the diary into a book, “Het Achterhuis”, more commonly known as the "Diary of Anne Frank." The museum has undergone two major renovations since its opening in 1960 and currently receives over one million visitors a year. The story behind the house is an extremely powerful one, and nowadays the Anne Frank Foundation focuses on contributing to better understanding between different religions, and serves the cause of peace between all peoples. The wait to get inside can be up to two hours, but is definitely worth it.
- Open Hours: Mar to Oct - Monday to Friday from 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM, Mar to Oct - Saturday from 09:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Mar to Oct - Sunday from 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM, Nov to Apr - Monday to Friday from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM, Nov to Apr - Saturday from 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM, Nov to Apr - Sunday from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
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