About Anne Frank Museum
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By tram: 13 or 17
By bus 21, 170, 171 or 172 from Central Station, get off at bus stop 'Westermarkt'
By car: exit 'Centrum'
First To Review: Robert S.
Oct 18, 2008
I had been told by everyone that the lineups here were legendary so I wasn't expecting to walk the building with no one outside. Since there wasn't a lineup, it felt rather silly of me not to go. So in I went. Admission fee was something like 11 euros and once inside, I quickly got into the procession of visitors.
Anne Frank's house is toured in a structured sequence as you move from room to room listening to audio narrations, looking at artifacts and actually walking through the rooms that Anne and her family lived through. Walking through the tour, hearing the creaking of the floorboards from the traffic made me wonder what it must have been like living there in confinement, knowing that you life depending on being quiet. I was also struck by how steep the staircases were. You see interviews with the helpers with Anne's father Otto as well as actual excerpts of her writing.
I had read the book as a child, but seeing the place is something else. Even with the crowds its worth a visit.
Oct 22, 2008
A really worthwhile visit! Be ready to queue but this is one of the must-sees of Amsterdam – go inside the house where Anne and her family lived for two years during the German occupation of Amsterdam . See some displays of the family’s stuff and video clips and exhibits about the war. Go here first and work your way out to the other sites afterwards!
Nov 18, 2008
It's amazing that Anne Frank has been able to posthumously affect so many lives through her diary. It was one thing to read the diary, but when you visit her hiding place and home you really feel more appreciation for what she and her family went through.
The museum is wonderful. I've rarely visited sites like this where everyone there was absolutely silent while walking through the rooms. At the end the museum has information on what happened to Anne, her family, and the other people who lived with them and those that helped them survive. You can also see her diary.
I've been twice and never experienced the long lines I've always heard of. (I went in the mid-morning both times).
Nov 9, 2008
take yourself back in time to when Anne Frank actually lived in this attack. Walk through the hidden door behind the bookshelf and up the steep steps into their hiding place. See the rooms they had. Anns room wiht the pencil markings on the wall where she marked how tall she was getting ..the posters she put on the wall. The blacked out windows so no-one from the outside knew they were living there... read the story as you walk from room to room ..see the videos that tell all and the diary that Anne wrote in. Fabtastic history..very sad.
Aug 22, 2008
This is so worth a visit. It is such an innocent looking place that it's astounding to think that a whole family had to hide here due to the ravages of war. A very humbling experience. Standing in Anna Franks bedroom looking out to the courtyard garden behind the building makes you realise how much of this childs life was cruely taken from her even before the family were betrayed and sent to the death camps.