Anne Frank House

You won’t find a single museum in the world that will give you such a realistic insight in what it must have been like to be a Jewish refugee forced to go into hiding during the horrors of the Second World War. During the German occupation whole Jewish neighbourhoods in Amsterdam got deported to concentration camps. While a lots of Dutch citizens watched it happen out of fear for consequences, few brave Dutchies stepped up and offered Jewish fellow citizens a hide out, putting their own lives at stakes. The story of Anne Frank comes to live in the Anne Frank House as this is the actual hide out she got offered during World War II. This is where she lived for many years and wrote big parts of her world famous diary. If you have read the overwhelming story from her diary, the book will come a live when visiting the Anne Frank House.

Watch the video below to get an impression the tiny hideouts in the Anne Frank House. Besides you’ll find lots of interesting information on the Second World War, concentration camps and the German occupation. A story that should be passed on from generation to generation in the hope that humanity will never make the same mistakes again.

Anne Frank walking tours

The Anne Frank House is often sold out, due to the limited capacity of the museum. If the Anne Frank House is sold out, but you would like to learn more about the life of the girl behind the diary, you can consider taking a walking tour through the neighbourhoods the story took place. A professional guide will take you to the area where she spent her childhood before she was forced into hiding.

Introduction video: Anne Frank

Opening hours Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House is open 7 days a week but opening hours differ during the year. Please check the table below to find out about recent opening hours. As from January 2016 the Anne Frank House is running tests only allowing people in that have purchased tickets online in a way to fight the long waiting lines the museum is infamous for. If successful this might be the new standard. As so we strongly advice to purchase tickets online to avoid disappointment.

November 1 – March 31 Daily 09:00 – 19:00  || Saturdays 21:00
April 1 – June 30 Daily 09:00 – 21:00  || Saturdays 22:00
July 1 – August 31 Daily 09:00 – 22:00
September 1 – October 31 Daily 09:00 – 21:00  || Saturdays 22:00

Tickets and prices

Due to the set up of the Anne Frank House; the tiny stairways, rooms and hallways the maximum amount of visitors is limited. We strongly recommend to check availability upfront and purchase tickets online. Use the blue button above to buy your e-ticket for the Anne Frank House. In case the Anne Frank House is sold out, but you would like to learn more on Amsterdam during the Second World War and the Holocaust we suggest to visit the Dutch Resistance Museum or Jewish Cultural Quarter.

Adults € 16,00
Minors between 10-17 € 7,00
Children till 9 € 1,00

*Please note I amsterdam card is not accepted at the Anne Frank House

Address, contact information and route to the Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House is located near the Westerkerk on the Prinsengracht. This is a 10 minute walk from Dam Square. As the museum is located on a canal there are no parking facilities. Find out below how to get there.

Anne Frank Museum
Prinsengracht 263-267
1016 GV Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 5567100

Anne Frank House Amsterdam

Public transport

The nearest stop to the Anne Frank House is the Westermarkt. There are multiple trams and busses that will take you there. From the Westermarkt it’s a 2 minute walk to the museum. From the Westermarkt walk to the canal called Prinsengracht after a few hundred metres you’ll find the Anne Frank museum.

From Amsterdam Central Station:

  • Tram 13, heading to Geuzeveld, stop Westermarkt
  • Tram 14, heading to Flevopark, stop Westermarkt
  • Tram 17, heading to Osdorp Dijkgraafplein, stop Westermarkt
  • Bus 170, heading to Uithoorn, stop Westermarkt
  • Bus 172, heading to Kudelstaart, stop Westermarkt
  • Bus 174, heading to Wilnis, stop Westermarkt

From train station Amsterdam Sloterdijk:
Travel to Amsterdam Central Station and follow the directions above

From train station Amsterdam Amstel:
Travel to Amsterdam Central Station and follow the directions above

From train station Amsterdam Zuid WTC:
Travel to Amsterdam Central Station and follow the directions above


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Reviews of the Anne Frank House

We are always interested to find out about our visitors experiences. Please Let us know what you thought of the Anne Frank House and help fellow travelers!


Touching experience

What a fascinating, but emotional experience that is a must when you visit Amsterdam. I didn’t quite know what to expect but was not disappointed. The emotional Otto talking as a parent about finally reading his daughter’s diary was such a poignant moment.



I purchased 3 tickets to the museum last December but Amsterdam went in to lockdown and we could not travel. We were refused a refund or to transfer our tickets to another date. I rebooked again to visit this month and due to circumstances beyond our control we are unable to travel. Thats twice I’ve paid for tickets with no comeback. Thats me done buying any more tickets for the museum. It’s become too expensive to take a chance purchasing any tickets for future visits.


Anne Frank House refusal to refund or allow rescheduling of senior visitors to Amsterdam who were forced to cancel/rebook their trip because of Covid-19.

Had to cancel an upcoming trip to Amsterdam in 3 weeks as we’re in high-risk senior group for response to the Corona Virus. Purchased 2 tickets to the Anne Frank Museum for March 25 and @AnneFrankHouse flatly refused to refund or even extend the life of our tickets till next year (as we booked the trip to next year). How awful is this! The health authorities in the US and other countries advise against unnecessary travel for health concerns for people in their 60’s. Other tour companies and museums we had tickets for all extended the life of the tickets because we rebooked for next year but not the @AnneFrankHouse. This is sad and disgusting how @AnneFrankHouse is taking advantage of this unfortunate health crisis and sticking it to elderly ticket holders who had the best intentions of going but have unfortunately had to reschedule because of the Covid-19 crisis. We would not recommend anyone who may have to cancel their trip for health reasons purchase tickets to the Anne Frank Museum. While it is probably a wonderful experience, their inflexible attitude is not worth it. Book other attractions that will work with you.


Reliving World War II

Waiting in the long queue was definitely worth it! It’s stunning how well everything is preserved inside the Anne Frank House. When you there you can imagination how Anne Frank lived and wrote the dairy. Plan something relaxing afterwards, because it’s quite a touching experience.


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