Anne Frank and her family went into hiding here on July 6, 1942, and lived in isolation for over two years. The German ... More
Anne Frank House
Anne Frank and her family went into hiding here on July 6, 1942, and lived in isolation for over two years. The German occupants removed all the furniture from the house when the inhabitants were detained in 1944. However, films and other sources, including Anne's diary, give a good idea of what life was like during those times. The museum opened on May 3, 1960, and an enormous visitors' center was constructed in the 1980s.
What can I say about this experience...as a grown man I cryed throught he whole experience. This is a must do for everybody especially the young!!! Make sure you get there early AM and if possible do it during the week as the lines are very short.
I had already read the book at least 3 times in my lifetime and I read it again on the flight to amsterdam. I had the history and could probably teach a class on the subject, but to be there, moved me to tears. It had such a profound affect on me more than I thought it would. Everyone should experience the history that is often so easy to forget. It reminded me of where we come from and put today into perspective.
I visited the Anne Frank house in January 2002. It was like being in a time warp. I knew it would be interested but I was unprepared for the intensity of it all. The inhumanity of the situation. I hope that I will get to tour again the next time I go back. The cost to go in could be trippled and I would still think that it's worth it.
I wish I had known that beforehand. The line was long and it was crowded inside, but I would love to go back again and spend hours going through the exibit. Even having to rush (too many people) it was still an experience I could never forget. I will have to travel far to get that second tour (from US), but I know to get there early next time.
A tragic monument, but a reminder still, of the need for humans to love one another and fight for for the freedom of all peoples and all nationalities. Don't miss out travelers!
was amazing to be able to see the actual anne frank diary, wish i could have touched it though or flicked through the pages, butits obvious why i couldnt, still though when i was walking around where they had stayed i wish they would have maybe kept the original furniture, although i doubt this very much impossible but they could have put replica's in so it would have felt more real, i liked the kitchen though, and wish they would have had more things in the shop to buy, liked that it just wasnt about anne frank though, it was about the holocaust too, this would be amazing for any anne frank fan to go to, or someone who is interested in the holocaust, its an unforgettable experience, just make sure you spend some time there.
I visited the house of Anne frank in September 2001 and I was in total ahh!!! It was almost as if she was still there, you could feel it in the atmosphere of the time the she and her family spent hiding, trying to survive. This is a must see for everyone travelling to The Netherlands
A visit to Anne Frankhuis is a one of a kind, moving, powerful experience.
The rooms have been preserved,as closely as possible, in their original condition-right down to the "growth" marks on the wall. The many examples of Anne's writings, as well as those of her father, help you realize more fully, the horror of the events of their time. Seeing Anne's actual hand written words also serve to help you more fully appreciate the truly beautiful, timeless wisdom set down by this innocent, truthful child.
The introductry video is helpful in understanding the time line for the events occuring both inside and outside the house.
But you should be prepared for the numerous groups of school children who do not always exhibit the appropriate respect and reverence that the Anne Frankhuis deserves.
The fairly self guided tour is designed to keep you moving, without making you feel rushed. The "exit only" hallway brings you to a tasteful adjoining book/gift shop and snack bar. There is a public restroom available at this level also.
I traveled through Western Europe last September - from London to Amsterdam, Germany and Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France. The Anne Frank House and Museum was the highlight of the entire trip. It was an amazing tribute amd a historical gem. If you go to Amsterdam, do not miss it.
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