This is a review of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, where she stayed which has been turned into a museum and gets approximately 1 million visitors a year. Anne Frank was the author of The Diary of Anne Frank, a story of a Jewish Girl who stayed in a hidden house from the Nazis.
The Anne Frank House is one of the most visited attractions in Amsterdam’s and is notorious for having long lines to enter. Tickets cost €9 and can be purchased online, which allows you to use a special entrance in order to avoid the lines. It should be noted that no pictures can be taken inside the house and if you don’t like being in small contained spaces you will find this visit uncomfortable.
The Anne Frank House tour starts by reading and having a look at various artificats and information snippets. As a result of the house being small and visitor numbers high, you will proceed in a line to the different rooms and floors. To enter the famous part of the house that housed Anne Frank and her family you will make your way up the narrow staircase. The small size of the rooms are a surprise and will make you wonder how people survived in this confined space. At the end you will walk through an exhibition that tells stories of discrimination and human rights. You will exit in the cafeteria which is the last stop. There is a also a store where books and souvenirs can be purchased.
If you have read the The Diary of Anne Frank you will have a greater appreciation of the Anne Frank House. The mood is understandably somber and a visit is highly recommended.