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Anne Frank’s House
- Anne Frank’s House
- Alt Name:
- Anne Frank Museum
- World War Two
- 1900AD - 1999AD
- The Holocaust Memorial - Berlin, Theresienstadt Concentration Camp,
Auschwitz Concentration Camp , Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp ,
about Anne Frank’s House
Anne Frank’s house was the site where German Jewish teenager and Holocaust victim Anne Frank, her family, the van Pels family and later a man called Fritz Pfeffer went into hiding from the Nazis during World War II.
Although known as Anne Frank’s House, the site was originally her father’s office building and all eight inhabitants lived in a secret annex in the attic hidden by a moveable bookcase. Tragically, the group’s whereabouts were eventually betrayed to the Nazis and, on 4 August 1944, they were arrested and imprisoned in concentration camps. Anne Frank died in Bergen-Belsen in March 1945, but her diary was later discovered by her father and published to worldwide acclaim.
Anne Frank’s House is now a museum allowing visitors to see the moving bookcase, walk through the cramped secret annex and gain a true appreciation of the hardship this group endured in their fight for survival.
The Anne Frank Museum has collected and exhibits many original letters, photos and objects belonging to the Frank family as well as to the van Pels and Fritz Pfeffer. Anne Frank’s original diary is also on display.
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Address: Prinsengracht 267, Amsterdam, Holland
Phone: +31 (0)20 5567100
The Anne Frank House is approximately twenty minutes walk from Central Station and is in the centre of Amsterdam. Take bus routes 170, 171 or 172 or tram lines 13 and 17 from Central Station to Westermarkt station. It is advised to take public transport as parking is difficult and subject to fees.
Anne Frank’s House is open daily from 9am. From 2 Jan-14 March, it closes at 7pm, 15 March-14 Sept it closes at 10pm and 15 Sept-30 Dec and on 1 Jan it closes at 7pm. Open to 10pm Saturdays. Closes at 5pm on Christmas Day and is closed on Yom Kippur. Last entry is 30 min. prior to closing. Entry is €8.50 for adults, €4 for ages 10-17 and free for children under 10.
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