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"Anne Frank's House" Anne Frank House Tip by Blatherwick

Anne Frank House, Amsterdam: 242 reviews and 258 photos

  Anne Frank's House
by Blatherwick

Almost everybody has read the book but here is the real thing. Long lines are often the case so get there early. It is really interesting to see how small the living spaces were. There were 8 people in the hiding place: Otto and Edith Frank (Anne's parents); Anne and her older sister Margot; Fritz Pfeffer, a Jewish dentist (named Mr Dussel in the diary); and Mr and Mrs van Pels with their son Peter from Osnabrück (named van Daan in the diary). During those years Anne wrote her diary, in Dutch, describing with considerable talent her fears of living in hiding for years, the awakening feelings for Peter, the conflicts with her parents, and her aspirations to become a writer. A few months before they were discovered, Anne started to rewrite her diary with the idea to have it published after the war.

You can roam around almost the whole house, including the secret places, and there are excerpts from the diary used to describe the persecution of Jews during World War II.

Address: Prinsengracht 267
Directions: The entrance to the museum is at #267. The canal-side house of the Secret Annex is at #263.
Phone: +31-20-5567100

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  • Written Dec 31, 2004
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