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Museum Anne Frank House - Amsterdam

Anne Frank Museum, Amsterdam, Entrance view

Anne Frank was one of the Jewish victims, persecuted by the Nazis during the Second World War. After Nazi Germany invaded the Netherlands in 1940, persecution against the Jews were more severe. Anne Frank's family tried to escape by hiding. In July 1942, Otto Frank, Edith Frank and their daughters Margot and Anne hid in the building of the Prinsengracht. Later, Daan family has joined them.

The building is composed of two parts: the front, and an annex in the back. The family business of Otto Frank was located in the front of the house. Upper floors of the rear annex, became hiding places for Jews, the Nazis are looking for. After almost two years, the group was betrayed and was deported. Anne and Margot died of typhus in 1945, just weeks before the camp in which were concentrated, to be liberated by the allies. Otto Frank, the only surviving member of the group, returned to the house after the war.

In time they were hiding, Anne Frank kept a diary. In this journal she described daily life in the rear annex, the isolation in which they lived and fear of discovery. Anne's diary survived the war, was found by someone who, when he learned that Anne does not return, returned the diary to Otto Frank. First edition in Dutch of Anne Frank diary was published in 1947. Since then the journal has been published in more than 55 languages.

Schedule:
Daily: from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
From March 29 until September 1st: 9 AM to 9 PM
On May 4: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
December 31: 09:00 - 17:00
On 1 January and 25 December: 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. PM
Last entry: 30 minutes before closing.

Because of very steep stairs, the museum is not accessible to people with disabilities.

Address:
Prinsengracht 263-267, Amsterdam

Bus:
21, 170, 171 or 172 Westermarkt station.

Prices 2011:
Adults: 8.50 euros
Age 10-17: 4.00 euros
Age 0-9: free
Euro <26-Card: EUR 4.50

Prices 2012:
Adults: euro 9
Age 10-17: 4.50 euros
Age 0-9: free
Euro <26-Card: EUR 4.50