Anne Frank Huis
The Anne Frank Huis at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam is where a young Jewish girl, Anne Frank lived in hiding with her family for more than 2 years during World War II.
The Anne Frank Huis at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam is where a young Jewish girl, Anne Frank lived in hiding with her family for more than 2 years during World War II. There is a sobering exhibition about the persecution of the Jews as well as discrimination in general.
The doorway to the annex was concealed behind a specially-constructed moveable bookcase. On August 4, 1944, the hiding place was betrayed. The people in hiding were deported to various concentration camps. Only Otto Frank survived the war. Anne’s diary from the period was published and has been a best-seller around the world.
Nowadays, the rooms at the Anne Frank House, though empty, still breathe the atmosphere of the hiding period. Historical documents, photographs, film images, and original objects that belonged to those in hiding and the helpers illustrate the events that took place. Anne’s original diary and other notebooks are on display in the museum.
The museum attracts around a million visitors to Amsterdam a year, which can mean long queues. From mid-March to Mid-September, the museum is open until 10 p.m. and it tends to be quieter during the evening.