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• What are the museum's opening times?
• Can I reserve tickets before I visit the museum?
• Do I need to make a reservation?
• Are there any special arrangements for groups?
• Where is the Anne Frank House?
• How do I get to the Anne Frank House from Schiphol Airport?
• Where can I find a hotel near the Anne Frank House?
• Can I take a guided tour of the museum?
• Are audio tours available?
• How much time should I allow for a visit to the Anne Frank House?
• Are refreshments available at the Anne Frank House?
• Is photography permitted in the Anne Frank House?
• Where is the diary of Anne Frank kept?
• Why are there no longer any original objects in the 'Secret Annexe'?
• Is there a plan showing the dimensions of the Secret Annexe?
• How many people visit the Anne Frank House each year?
• Where can I find press information and photo material?
• Where can I obtain a book or DVD about the museum or Anne Frank?
• Where can I find information on Anne Frank for a school assignment or talk?
• Where and when did Anne Frank die?
• Why did Anne Frank change people's names in the diary?
• What are the activities of the Anne Frank House?
• What are the aims of the Anne Frank House?



What are the museum's opening times?
The museum is open for 364 days a year, including Sundays. We have longer opening hours during the high season in Sumer and Spring.

Can I reserve tickets before I visit the museum?
Yes, you can buy tickets online on our website. Unfortunately we're not able to accept reservations by telephone or fax. It is not possible to buy tickets at the museums ticket desk in advance for another date.

Do I need to make a reservation?
No, you can always buy tickets at the entry desk, so reservations are not necessary. However, in the high season the waiting time can rise to around 45 minutes. With an internet reservation , you can use a separate entrance and avoid any queues.

Are there any special arrangements for groups?
Yes, you can make a timed reservation , so you don't have to wait in the queue. You can enter immediately through a separate entrance.

Where is the Anne Frank House?
The Anne Frank House is located in central Amsterdam. You'll find a route description here.

How do I get to the Anne Frank House from Schiphol Airport?
You can take a taxi from Schiphol to the Anne Frank House. Depending on traffic conditions, the journey takes around 30 minutes. You can also take the train from Schiphol to Amsterdam Central Station. From the Central Station, you can take tram 13 or 17, or bus 170, 171 or 172 to the Anne Frank House. Get off at the 'Westermarkt' stop, and walk to your right to the Prinsengracht canal.

Where can I find a hotel near the Anne Frank House?
There are numerous hotels in the area around the Anne Frank House.

Can I take a guided tour of the museum?
No, we do not provide guided tours of the museum, because the Anne Frank House is too small to make them possible. At the museum entrance you will find free guidebooks, available in twelve languages: Dutch, English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Russian and Chinese. With these you can follow the route through the museum yourself. Groups can book a special programme boeken.

Are audio tours available?
We do not provide audio tours, but we do show several explanatory films along the museum route.

How much time should I allow for a visit to the Anne Frank House?
A visit to the Anne Frank House usually takes around an hour.

Are refreshments available at the Anne Frank House?
There is a museum café in the Anne Frank House serving drinks and snacks.

Is photography permitted in the Anne Frank House?
No, you are not allowed to take photos in the Anne Frank House. For many visitors, a visit to the Anne Frank House is an emotional experience, which could be disturbed by photography and filming. In addition, there are two practical reasons for not permitting photography and filming. Firstly, it restricts the flow of visitors through the museum. This can be very inconvenient, especially at busy times. Secondly, photography and filming could be harmful to the sometimes fragile original artefacts in the Anne Frank House, with Anne Frank's original diary being the most obvious example.

Where is the diary of Anne Frank kept?
Anne Frank's original first diary is on display in the Anne Frank House.

Why are there no longer any original objects in the 'Secret Annexe'?
During the war, the houses of deported Jews were stripped of their contents, which were sent to Germany. The furniture, carpets and other items from the Secret Annexe also disappeared in this way. When Otto Frank saw the Secret Annexe again after the war, he wanted it to remain empty.

Is there a plan showing the dimensions of the Secret Annexe?
A plan of the Secret Annexe is available with the dimensions in a separate document.

How many people visit the Anne Frank House each year?
The Anne Frank House receives around one million visitors every year.

Where can I find press information and photo material?
Our most recent press releases can be found in the Press section of our website. For press enquiries and requests for photo material, please contact our Communications department.

Where can I obtain a book or DVD about the museum or Anne Frank?
You can buy publications, including the diary of Anne Frank, DVDs and other products from our online shop online shop. We deliver items worldwide.

Where can I find information on Anne Frank for a school assignment or talk?
There is a great deal of information about Anne Frank on our website, especially in the Anne Frank section. A special Anne Frank Guide has also been developed for school students. On the Anne Frank Guide website, pupils can independently compose their own assignment or talk, and also download images.

Where and when did Anne Frank die?
Anne and her sister Margot were taken from Auschwitz-Birkenau to Bergen-Belsen at the end of October 1944. Anne and Margot Frank died of typhus in March 1945, a few weeks before the concentration camp was liberated by the British army. The exact dates of their deaths are unknown.

Why did Anne Frank change people's names in the diary?
When Anne Frank began rewriting her diary, with the idea that it might be published after the war, she made up new names for all the main characters. Otto Frank kept most of these pseudonyms in the edition of the diary that was published in 1947. In the 1985 Critical Edition of the diary, all the real names are given. In the current published version of the diary, only the people hiding in the Secret Annexe are still referred to by their pseudonyms. The helpers are given back their real names.

What are the activities of the Anne Frank House?
The Anne Frank House maintains the Anne Frank Museum, and develops educational products and programmes to promote tolerance and mutual respect in society. You can find more information about our activities in our Annual Report.

What are the aims of the Anne Frank House?
The Anne Frank House is an independent organisation entrusted with the care of the Secret Annexe, the place where Anne Frank went into hiding during World War II and where she wrote her diary. It brings her life story to the attention of people all over the world to encourage them to reflect on the dangers of anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination and the importance of freedom, equal rights and democracy.

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I visited the Anne Frank House in 2009 and I did not come out the same way I went in. No photography allowed but even though there was not anyone present to make sure, No one took pictures. Awesome sense of reverence and respect. Every one who goes to Amsterdam shoud go visit. At the time I was working on a sermon called "leaving a mark" and this spoke so loud. Anne Frank left her mark in the world like no other teenager. It is said that the only book in the world that has been read more than hers is the bible. Very Inspiring.

Anthony Rodriguez, 50 - Whittier - United States - 5 Apr 2013

Anne Frank is a very strong and independent girl, Her diary inspired me so much. I have also watched her movies about 100 times. (Literally). I live in California, But the number one thing i would like to do is visit the Secret Annex. It would be an honor and i am looking forward to having that expirience when i am older. If Anne Frank were still alive, I would thank her and write her a thousand letters, Letting her know how much she has inspired me. I feel like i know her personally. Thank you Anne! And I will visit the place where you hid one day!

Nothanks, 15 - California - United States - 22 Jun 2012

I. My name is victoria and anne frank inspire me in a lot of way. when i was in fith grade i read the story why ,that story was from anne frank

victoria, 19 - brooklyn - United Kingdom - 17 Nov 2011

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