Anne Frank House Tickets • 13 Useful Things You Should Know
Looking for tickets and information about the Anne Frank House Museum? Well, you came to the right place!
In fact, this is one of the most visited museums in the whole world, and the Anne Frank House tickets are available only on the official website, so they get booked out super fast!
But don’t worry: in this guide, you will find everything you should know about the type of tickets, how to buy them, alternative tours to a normal visit, opening hours, facilities, directions, the structure of the museum, and much more.
So get comfortable and start learning everything about Anne Frank House tickets!
Let’s jump in!
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Regular entrance tickets:
- Adult ticket – €16
- Kids ticket (10-17 years) – €7
- Under 7 years – €1
- Discounted tickets – €14 with European Youth Card
NOTE: tickets are non-refundable and you can buy them only on the official website!
Get your tickets to Anne Frank House
Why buy in advance?
To visit the Anne Frank House, you can only buy tickets through the official website (they don’t sell them at the door or through ticket resellers), and tickets become available every Monday at 5 PM for a visit six weeks later.
DID YOU KNOW that the Anne Frank house was hidden behind a moving bookcase?
Since the attraction receives over 1.2 million visitors every year (it is actually one of the most visited museums in the world!) and has quite a low capacity, tickets are sold out every day! So I suggest booking them exactly 6 weeks before your visit, as soon as they are released to make sure you reserve yourself a spot.
1. Different types of tickets
As I said in the section before, you can buy tickets for Anne Frank House only on the official website 6 weeks before your desired visit and you can either opt for a museum visit or a museum visit with an introductory program.
Let’s check them out both in more detail:
The regular ticket to Anne Frank House will give you access to the main house and the Secret Annex, the diary rooms, and the exhibitions (check out section 5 of important information to know more about the museum’s structure!).
This ticket also includes an audio guide available in 9 languages: Dutch, English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Italian, Hebrew, and Japanese. Learn more about it in section 7 of practical information.
When you book your ticket, you will have to choose a 15-minute time slot. This won’t be the duration of your visit, but just the time allotted for you to enter. Once you are inside the house, you can take all the time you need for your visit which on average takes about an hour.
Bear in mind that tickets sell out super fast, so you should book far in advance if you want to reserve yourself a spot (6 weeks before would be ideal). They also have a strict no rescheduling or refund policy, so make sure you are 100% sure you can attend the time you book!
PRO TIP: Before visiting the museum, make sure you read The Diary of Anne Frank to learn about the story of her and her family when they were hiding from the Nazis. It will make a huge difference when you visit the attraction.
If you don’t have time to read the book before your visit, check out the next ticket option, which includes an informative program to learn about Anne Frank House’s historical background.
Introductory Program Ticket
If you have not read Anne Frank’s diary but you want to learn more about her history and the Second World War, you should book an extra introductory program.
This ticket includes a 30 minute introductory program right before your visit to the museum, during which a guide will tell you everything about the history of Anne Frank and the persecution of the Jews in the context of the Second World War.
The introductory program is available only in English or Dutch and costs an extra €7, for a total of €23, and of course, includes a visit to the museum right after. Just make sure you get to the group entrance 5 minutes before your booked time slot!
NOTE: they don’t recommend this program for visitors under 10 years old, but it’s at your own discretion.
If you are planning on visiting the Anne Frank House with a group (15-35 people), check out this option!
P.S.: Another good way to have an insight into Anne Frank’s history during WWII is with this Anne Frank Guided Walking Tour, but it doesn’t include the ticket to the museum, so you will have to buy it separately.
Buy an Extra Introductory Program
2. Anne Frank walking tours
Walking tours are a great way to get first-hand info about Anne Frank and related history if you don’t find available tickets for the museum on the official website, or even a great additional activity to do before you visit the museum.
There are many alternative websites offering Anne Frank walking tours, but remember that they do not include access to the Anne Frank House, they usually just end there, so if you want to visit the attraction, you will have to buy your ticket separately!
Below I’ve chosen the best Anne Frank walking tours in Amsterdam. Check them out!
2.1 Anne Frank guided walking tour
Learn more about Anne Frank on this 2 hour small group walking tour of Amsterdam with an expert guide, limited to a maximum of 15 people and starting from €28 per person (you can also book a private tour at a higher price).
Your local guide will bring you through the Jewish Historical Museum, stop at the Auschwitz Monument, and finish the tour outside of the Anne Frank House façade.
During the guided tour, you will discover the ancient Jewish Quarter while hearing anecdotes and historical facts about Anne Frank’s life, such as Anne Frank’s family dynamic, their time in hiding, and her father’s life after the war.
DID YOU KNOW that much of Anne Frank’s original diary is written in the form of letters addressed to someone named “Kitty”? To this day, no one knows if she was a real person or not!
You will also find out about the Dutch Resistance during the Second World War, the background of the original Jewish neighborhood, and see where secret hiding places were located…if you are a history buff, you won’t be disappointed!
The tour starts outside the Portuguese Synagogue, but the meeting point can vary depending on the option and language booked, available in German, Dutch, Spanish, English, French, Italian and Portuguese.
The tour has a free cancellation policy 24h in advance, so you can change plans last minute!
P.S.: if you don’t find availability for this tour, there are alternative options on Viator, Headout, or Tiqets.
PRICE: from €28 per person
Book Your Anne Frank Walking Tour
2.2 The Anne Frank & Jewish history private walking tour
If you really want to dive deep into Amsterdam’s Jewish history, join this personalized private tour, lasting around 3 hours.
During this private tour, you will stroll around the Jewish Quarter, stop at the old Synagogue and visit the former Jewish theater (Hollandse Schouwburg), from where thousands of Jews were deported to the killing camps during WW2.
The tour includes the tram ticket to the Anne Frank House, tickets to enter the Hollandse Schouwburg, and coffee, tea, and snacks!
This small group tour is designed for a maximum of 12 people, perfect if you want to have a more intimate experience and enjoy personalized attention.
PRICE: €230 per person
2.3 Anne Frank Walking Tour + Canal Cruise
If you don’t have much time in Amsterdam and you want to make the most out of your time, check out this money-saving combo tour, which includes an Anne Frank walking tour and a tranquil 1 hour Canal Cruise along the charming canals.
The tour will cost you a total of €40, so you’ll save up to 8% – perfect if you are on a budget!
The walking tour takes place in South Amsterdam, and you will learn about life in the city during the Nazi occupation and the horrors faced by the Jews. You’ll also discover the story of Anne Frank’s diary and how it came to be published by her father.
The tour is available in multiple languages such as English, Spanish, Italian, French, and German.
PRO TIP: After the tour, take some time to explore the synagogues and memorials at your own pace to dive even deeper inside Jewish history.
From your tranquil boat, you will gaze at Amsterdam’s 17th-century houses facing the canals and their peculiar architecture and famous landmarks like the Anne Frank House Museum and the Skinny Bridge.
The cruise includes an immersive audio commentary in 19 languages, so you will know exactly what you’re looking at. How great does that sound?!
Book a Walking Tour + Canal Cruise Combo
3. Amsterdam Museumkaart
If you are either a resident of the Netherlands, a frequent visitor to the country, or you’re going to Amsterdam for a minimum of 3 days vacation, the Amsterdam Museumkaart offers fantastic value, giving you access to more than 450 Dutch museums and exhibitions for one year (check out this list to see which ones).
The Dutch Museum Card costs €60 and includes access to Anne Frank’s House – you will only have to pay the booking charges of €1 and, of course, reserve online in advance!
NOTE: To buy the card, you can either do it:
- Online with a Dutch bank account, and you will receive it by mail within 5 working days
- At one of the museums included in this list where they will give you a temporary Netherlands Museum Pass that you can use immediately. Register it online as soon as possible to receive a standard pass within five working days.
Here’s a fun 3-day itinerary you can follow with your museum card:
€16 + €18 + €20 + €12 + €23 + €10 = €99
You save €30 with the card in just 3 days (€99 – €60 = €30)
NOTE: You could also make the best out of this card in 2 days, but if you don’t want to rush, I suggest you buy it starting from a 3-day stay!
Save Money with an Amsterdam Museumkaart
4. What to do if tickets are sold out
Tickets for the Anne Frank museum sell out incredibly fast due to the high demand and low capacity of the attraction, so it is very important to buy them 6 weeks before your visit (when they release them) on the official website, the only place where you can buy them!
If you don’t find tickets available for your desired date, you can try the following options:
- Check the official website (again) on Monday afternoon (5 PM) a week before your visit: This is when they release any canceled tickets, so if you don’t find additional available tickets even at that time, they are sold out.
- Check out availability for tickets with an introductory program: since they are more expensive, introductory program tickets are also less popular so you could find more availability.
- Visit Anne Frank House remotely: even if it’s not a real alternative, you can visit all the sections and exhibitions of the Anne Frank attraction with an online tour or with this virtual reality tour.
- Join an Anne Frank walking tour: all the walking tours offered by alternative ticket websites like GetYourGuide, Viator, Headout, or Tiqets do not include access to the Anne Frank House. However, they are still a good substitute to learn about her story and life, bringing you through some areas and attractions in Amsterdam related to WWII and Jewish persecution with a live guide!
Important things you should know about Anne Frank tickets
1. How far in advance should you buy your Anne Frank tickets?
Tickets for Anne Frank House are only available on the official website, and they release them every Monday at 5 PM for a visit of a maximum of 6 weeks later.
They get booked out super fast, so I suggest you book them 6 weeks before if you really want to secure yourself a spot!
2. Opening hours and best time to visit the House of Anne Frank
The house of Anne Frank is open daily from 9 AM to 10 PM except for the following dates, when opening hours change:
- 25th/31st of December: from 9 am to 5 pm
- 1st of January: from 12 pm to 10 pm
The best time to visit is in the evening anytime after 7 PM when the attraction is quieter with fewer people. On average, a visit takes about 1 hour.
3. How to get to Anne Frank House
The Anne Frank House is located in the center of Amsterdam (at Prinsengracht 263-267), right on the side of a canal, so it is quite easy to reach from anywhere you are staying in the city (check out section #8 if you’re looking for some good accommodation close to the attraction!).
Let’s check out the different ways to reach it:
- Metro: Take the metro from any area in the city to Amsterdam Central Station and then walk for 20 minutes. A 1-hour ticket costs €3.40 and is available on trams/metro/buses.
- Tram: take tram number 13 or 17 and get off at the Westermarkt stop: the Anne Frank House Entrance will be just a few steps away.
- Walking: If you are already in Amsterdam City center visiting all its attractions, remember that Anne Frank’s House is at only a 10-minute walk from Dam Square, a must-see in your Amsterdam bucket list!
- Car: If you have your own or rented car in Amsterdam, you can park it in the IJDock car park in the center of Amsterdam, only a 20-minute walk from the museum. The parking is quite cheap at only €10 for a full day.
4. What to bring to Anne Frank House
✅ Tickets (either printed or on your phone)
✅ Comfy shoes: to climb the steep steps
✅ Umbrella: It rains quite frequently in Amsterdam, and you can leave the umbrella in the storage room
❌ Camera: photography is not allowed in the museum
❌ Backpacks, suitcases, or other large items
5. What to expect from the Anne Frank House
Even if the Anne Frank House is quite a small museum, there is a lot of history to be discovered through photos, quotes, videos, exhibitions, and original items. The whole experience is very moving and it’s hard not to cry by the end.
NOTE: All through the museum, you will see traces and personal objects of the people who were hiding here, so I advise you to learn about the history of each piece on the collection page!
The museum is divided into 2 main sections: the old house with the Secret Annex and the modern part, hosting the exhibitions, the museum café, and the museum shop.
Otto Frank, Anne’s father, was the only one to return to the house from Auschwitz (in June 1945) and found it completely empty because Nazis took everything from it. In 1960, the Anne Frank House opened as a museum, but the Secret Annex stayed empty as per Otto’s request.
And now, let’s check out the structure of the museum!
The main house with the annex
This is the building where the Frank family hid from the Nazis from July 6th, 1942 and which consisted of two parts: the main house and the Secret Annex (on the top floors of the house).
The house is exactly the same as it was during the time when she wrote her diary. If you read the book, you will recognize everything she talks about so it is absolutely worth reading it in advance.
You will be able to walk through the original rooms, including the one of Anne Frank, but the most impressive part is definitely the Secret Annex where the Frank family were hiding. Here the rooms are so small and empty, without any furniture.
HISTORY FACT: The door to the Secret Annex was covered by a bookcase that rotated and staff from the business in the building provided them with food, water, and news of what was going on in the world every day!
Anne Frank had to share the room with Fritz Pfeffer (from another family who was hiding with them) and they had frequent arguments, which made it even harder for her to not be able to go outside. Her diary was her only place to vent.
This room is completely dedicated to Anne Frank’s famous diary, where you will be able to see the original red-checked pages of it on the walls above certain things. For example, next to the secret entrance there are a few paragraphs that she wrote about her experience going through that door.
She received the diary for her 13th birthday on 12 June 1942, and just a few weeks later, the Frank family had to hide in the Secret Annex. Anne filled her diary in a short time while in hiding, and after that, she continued writing in notebooks.
In March 1944, the government stated that it would be collecting diaries after the war, so Anne rewrote a big portion of her diary (she omitted some parts and added others)! She had the dream of becoming a famous writer and journalist. The rewritten version of the diary consists of 215 loose sheets of paper!
Anne Frank didn’t know that her diary would become one of the most read and impactful books in the whole world…Her dream eventually came true!
In this room, you will see on display pages of both her original diary and the rewritten version, as well as of two other notebooks: the Favorite Quotes Book, where Anne copied her favorite quotes, and her Tales Book with short stories she had thought up.
In the modern part of the museum you will find the exhibitions, both temporary and not, as well as the museum café and museum shop.
The exhibition Reflections is a continuous film, consisting of 3 large video projections where many people talk about what Anne Frank means to them: authors, politicians, or simply visitors to the Anne Frank House Museum.
This exhibition aims to make you pause and reflect on Anne Frank’s story and what it means to you; here’s an example of the sentences you will read during the exhibitions:
‘The only thing we have to remember is: all her would-haves are our real possibilities. All her would-haves are our opportunities.’
As I said, the museum also hosts some temporary exhibitions throughout the year, check out the official website to stay up to date!
6. Where to stay near Anne Frank House
The Anne Frank House is located in a very central area of Amsterdam, so if you find accommodation close to the attraction it will give you access to many other important landmarks, museums, and activities in the city.
For this reason, I made a list of the best hotels near Anne Frank House: they are all in the luxury to mid-range (from €150 up) because of the popularity of the area they are located in.
If you want to check out cheaper hotel options, read our post with the best areas and accommodation in Amsterdam!
Let’s check them out:
- Pulitzer Amsterdam: This luxury hotel is for those who want to splurge during their holiday in Amsterdam, located along the famous Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht canals. The hotel combines traditional and modern Dutch design, and offers 225 unique guest rooms and extraordinary suites to choose from!
- The Pavilions Amsterdam: Check out this stunning hotel located literally a few steps from the Anne Frank House. Here you will sleep in elegant rooms with charming canal views and have a delicious breakfast served every morning.
- Canal View B&B: For something a little more homely, try this lovely B&B with breathtaking canal views, and one of the best locations in the center of Amsterdam, within a very short walk from the Royal Palace Amsterdam, Anne Frank House, and Rembrandtplein… you’ll have everything at your fingertips!
7. Audio guides
If you book a regular ticket to the Anne Frank House, you have an audio guide included that you will receive once entering the museum, so you can learn more about her family history and nazi occupation during WWII.
The audio guide is available in nine languages: Dutch, English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Italian, Hebrew, and Japanese.
NOTE: There is a written version of the audio tour for hearing-impaired visitors: ask for it at the information stand near the entrance when you get to the museum!
8. Facilities inside and nearby the attraction
- Lockers: You can only store your coat, bag, umbrella, or bags that are smaller than an A4 sheet of paper. You cannot store large bags, backpacks, suitcases, or other large items, so make sure you leave them at your hotel, or you may not be able to enter the museum.
- A wheelchair-accessible entrance: provides access only to the modern part of the museum (hosting the exhibitions, the museum café, and the museum shop).
NOTE: the old part of the museum and the Secret Annex are not accessible for people using wheelchairs! (Learn more about accessibility in the section below).
- No elevator: You’ll have to climb some steep stairs to access the annex.
- Toilets: The Anne Frank House has only one accessible toilet. If you want to use it, just inform a member of staff because the lift down to the toilet needs to to be operated with a staff key.
- Café & souvenir shop: in the modern part of the museum.
- Anne Frank House parking: in the center of Amsterdam, only 20 minutes’ walk from the museum.
- Disabled parking space: at Westermarkt, a few steps from the museum entrance.
As we already saw in section 5 of the practical information, the Anne Frank museum is divided into 2 main sections: the old house and annex and the modern part, hosting the exhibitions, the museum café, and the museum shop.
The main house and annex are located in an old Amsterdam canal-side house. Unfortunately, The Annex is not accessible for people using wheelchairs or any person who has difficulties walking. In fact, to access it you will need to climb very steep and narrow stairs and there is no elevator.
Anyone who may struggle to climb the stairs can only visit the modern part of the museum, which has a special wheelchair entrance!
NOTE: There is a disabled parking space at Westermarkt, just 40 meters from the museum entrance.
And if you or one of your friends/family members have hidden disabilities, just discuss it with the staff once you get to the museum – they will give you extra support, help, and time!
|👩 Adult price:||€16|
|👧 Kids price:||€7|
|🎤 Guided tour:||€23|
|🗓️ Tickets available:||6 weeks in advance|
|🕖 Best time to visit:||Evening (after 7 pm)|
|🚶🏻♀️Anne Frank walking tour:||Headout|
FAQs about the Anne Frank House
❌ Can you buy tickets at the door of Anne Frank House?
No, tickets for the Anne Frank House can only be purchased online on the official website, 6 weeks before your desired visit.
⌛ How long does it take to visit Anne Frank House?
A visit to Anne Frank House takes about 1 hour on average.
🕖 What is the best time to visit the Anne Frank House?
The best time to visit the Anne Frank House is in the evening, anytime after 7 PM, when the attraction is quieter with fewer people.
💸 How much does it cost to visit Anne Frank House?
A regular ticket to the Anne Frank House costs €16, €7 for children 10-17 years old, €1 for children under 7, or €23 if you want to have an introductory program before your visit.
🎟️ Can you buy last minute tickets for Anne Frank House?
No, tickets for Anne Frank House become available every Monday at 5 PM for a visit 6 weeks later, and tickets are sold out every day, so you should book them as soon as they are released to make sure you reserve yourself a spot.
🤔 What to do if the Anne Frank House tickets are sold out?
Here we are at the end of this useful guide about Anne Frank House tickets, including important information about when and where to buy them, alternative tours to a normal visit, opening hours, facilities, directions, the structure of the museum, and much more.
The most important thing you should remember is that tickets for Anne Frank’s House become available every Monday at 5 PM for a visit of maximum 6 weeks later. You can only buy them on the official website, but they get booked out super fast!
So make sure you buy them 6 weeks in advance if you want to be sure not to lose the spot, and if you don’t find availability for your desired date, consider joining an alternative Anne Frank walking tour!
I hope you found my guide useful and if you have any questions for me, please don’t hesitate to share them in the comments below!
Enjoy your visit!
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