Anne Frank House
Last but not least on the banks of Prinsengracht at number 267, lies one of the most visited sites in Amsterdam, a famous house museum that immerses its visitors in the world of one of the most amazing stories of WWII, the Anne Frank House.
Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who had to go into hiding during WWII to escape from the Nazis. Together with seven others, she hid in the secret annex at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam.
After more than two years in hiding, they were discovered and deported to concentration camps. Anne’s father, Otto Frank, was the only one of the eight people to survive. After her death, Anne became world famous because of the diary she wrote while in hiding.
Opened to the public in 1960, the house on the canal serves as a present-day reminder of the war, the plight of its Jewish inhabitants, Anne Frank’s indomitable spirit, and the celebrated diary she wrote during the time she spent in hiding in its Secret Annex.
While it is now a world-famous museum receiving around a million visitors yearly. It is the most visited building of its kind in Amsterdam. The present status of Prinsengracht 263 stands in sharp contrast with its condition some 50 years ago when the building was slated for demolition. Description / More