Amsterdam has long been a popular tourist destination, primarily thanks to its quaint cobbled streets, picturesque canals and colourful bars and cafes – but it’s also a city that’s steeped in rich history.
Each of Amsterdam’s looming buildings has a story to tell and none is more powerful than that of Anne Frank House. Located in the heart of the City Centre, this historic venue is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Amsterdam.
If it’s your first trip, you’ll want to do your homework. From entry costs and what to expect when inside, to the best hotels near Anne Frank House that can guarantee a pleasant stay, there’s plenty to bear in mind before your visit.
What Expect from a Visit to Anne Frank House
For those unaware of this young writer’s life, a visit to Anne Frank House can be an emotional and eye-opening experience. Through quotes, audio clips, videos, and authentic personal items, this combined house and museum invites you to discover the two-year experience of Anne and her family after they were forced into hiding when the Nazis took control of the Netherlands in 1939.
Once inside you’ll be met with a subdued, respectful atmosphere while visitors explore the various artefacts on display. Tickets can only be purchased online and range from €0.50 for children aged 0-9, to €5.50 for those aged 10-17 and €10.50 for adults. Each ticket allows access at a pre-specified time; however, queues are often lengthy so arriving early is highly recommended.
Tips for Your Trip
Where is Anne Frank House?
Anne Frank House couldn’t be easier to find. Both the house and its built-in museum are located at the same spot on Prinsengracht 263-267, just a short 20-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station.
Alternatively, you can access it via the city’s tram routes – just hop on the 13 or 17 and off off when you reach Westermarkt.
It’ll take around 60-80 minutes to fully explore Anne Frank House and Museum, and refreshments can be purchased from the on-site cafe. Free audio tours are included within your ticket price and cater for a range of languages, while a cloakroom is available to store any buggies, umbrellas, coats or bags you may have.
Hotels near Anne Frank House
Those combining their visit with a longer stay in the city will be glad to discover a wealth of hotels near Anne Frank House that are happily affordable.
From Ibis to Mercure, there’s a range of accommodation options within walking distance of Anne Frank House and Museum to suit any budget, with some rooms available from as little as £133 per night.
Accor Hotels also offer a range of luxury options within Amsterdam city centre for those looking to splash out and create a truly memorable experience. What’s more, they all benefit from Accor’s best price guarantee so you can rest easy in the knowledge that you’re getting a great deal. Visit our Hotels in Amsterdam page to find out more and start planning your trip.