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Review of Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House
Ranked #2 of 650 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Anne Frank House is a museum with a story. As a visitor, you experience this story through quotes, photos, videos, and original items. The atmosphere in the museum is authentic and subdued. The Anne Frank House can only be visited with an online ticket for a specific date and time. 80% of tickets for any date are released exactly two months in advance. The remaining 20% are released on our website on the day. The demand often exceeds the number of available tickets. We advise you to buy your online tickets well ahead of time. Tickets for holidays and weekends sell out quickly.
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Finally got to visit here and it was a very moving experience. Bought the tickets online way in advance which I'm glad we did as whenever in the area the queue for it was huge! I do feel as though maybe they let too many people in at once as we had to move around the whole thing in a line rather that roaming around the rooms.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Extremely humbling and very moving. This place reminds of you two very stark emotions - hatred and perseverance.
How this family continued to do what they did in a time of such terrible atrocity is quite amazing. It makes you realise just how bad people were back then and how humanity really can display the worst emotions and actions possible. It is very humbling to think that we do not live in times like this now although hatred still exists between people - coming here will make you challenge why we need to do this.

Thank james g
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

A really interesting insight into how the Frank's lived during their time in hiding and what happened to them after their capture. Tight spaces and narrow staircases mean you only get one visit into each room so make sure you're done before you move on. Audioguide for the videos is included which is a nice touch. I was disappointed to find that due to work being done, the original diaries were not on display. I think I would have preferred not to know they were copies. I think the visit could be improved by some technology; visual recreations of the rooms as they would have looked, maybe some VR, would have enhanced the experience.

Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

A good place to show the next generation what is born out of intolerance and racism. The house has been enlarged and tells the narrative of the daily lives of those in hiding, both in writing and orally through an individual earphones, as you move from room to room. Very moving. Unfortunately our generation and that before us doesn’t seem to have learned much when you think of the former Yugoslav horrors in the 90s, the ongoing Palestine and Syrian situations. And many other worldwide abuses. A visit to Ann Frank’s house makes one wonder why we haven’t yet learned to be kind and tolerant of all races. Make sure to book your tickets well in advance as you can’t buy them on the day. We had purchased ours for the previous week and couldn’t travel due to weather restrictions. I emailed them to ask that they change the tickets and unfortunately they refused. That was rather unkind given the demand for tickets. They would have easily resold ours. So we had to buy 5 new ones, doubling our entry costs

Thank dunmore1999
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

The words, voices and simplicity of the Anne Frank House simply explain what happened both in its historical context and the individual story of the Frank and van Pels families. Its power is that it makes no comment except to say this really happened and for you as the visitor to come to your own understanding of the horror, cruelty and crime of the Holocaust. The audio tour is easy to use and takes you to each room and exhibit. Be sure that you prebook and arrive 5 minutes early, but it is a must for everyone.

Thank SteenbergsYorkshire
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