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by Annabelle Owen
April 19, 2010
by Jim Rosenberg
September 29, 2000
From journal Amsterdam: Europe's "Other" Side
Overland Park, Kansas
April 4, 2001
It's amazing to think about how hard it must have been for the family to live for 25 months in such cramped corners and to be quiet all the time. The annex where the Franks hid was located inside an office building. The people in the office had to keep it secret too. The most exciting part of the tour is the bookcase that covered the stairs.
From journal Day Trip to Amsterdam
Charlotte, North Carolina
June 13, 2000
From journal Amsterdam Getaway
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
February 7, 2012
Cary, North Carolina
April 27, 2009
From journal Amster-DAM That Was Fun!
Upper Brookville, New York
July 11, 2004
The part that affected me the most was at the end. There was a book that listed all of the Jews that had been killed in the Netherlands alone, and it was such a gigantic book, like a phonebook, just names and names... very sad. Go on a nice sunny day, otherwise you will be very depressed coming out into cloudy or rainy weather.
From journal Peace and Quiet in Amsterdam
New York, New York
June 6, 2000
From journal Ringing in the New Year, Dutch-Style
May 8, 2006
The Anne Frankhuis is a must do while in Amsterdam. We have all read the diary, now take time to experience her life first hand. Our generation many never live through such a horrible period of time again, but this museum serves as a glimpse of our haunting past. As you wonder through the small rooms you get a intimate introduction to the story that most have once read. Each room has be recreated to represent its original details. As you walk up the narrow staircase, past the secret book case you become part of the story.
Each room features a looping film featuring a story of Anne or her family. Many of the dialogues address issues of hobbies, lifestyles, and stories from friends and relatives. In Anne's room you get a glimpse of the things that Anne saw everyday: her window peering onto to the street below, pictures of her favorite movie stars, and three other beds. The Anne Frank museum gives you the opportunity to step out of your normal routine and implants you in another time and place. This experience will open your eyes and heart to a life other than your own.Apart from touring the house there is a usually a exhibition on display. These range from freedom of speech to Jewish history displays. At the museum there is also a exhibit featuring her diary in every language ever published. This collection draws attention the the wide knowledge of Anne's story and its impact around the globe.BR>Overall I would recommend this activity to everyone. It is a must-do while in Amsterdam. Some parts of the house may be slightly difficult for some to visit due to steep stairs and narrow halls, however there is special assistance available for those who may need it. Also at this location is a gift shop, cafe, and information desk. The bathrooms are also kept very clean.The museum is open daily from 9am to 7pm. The entrance fee is €7.50 for adults and €3.50 for youth. Age 9 and under is admitted for free. I would suggest arriving early in the morning to avoid long lines. While waiting in line beware of pick pocketers. Pickpocketing is a great problem in Amsterdam, and even more where tourists congregate. While you are waiting in line take a few minutes to talk to the street artist that keeps an eye out for pickpocketers.A great website to visit for more information is annefrank.org.
From journal 3 days in The Netherlands
San Francisco, California
April 9, 2006
From journal Day Trips to Amsterdam