Anne Frank House

Hiding from the Nazis

In 1942, a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family went into hiding to escape Nazi persecution. For more than two years – Anne Frank, her family and four others hid at Prinsengracht 263.

While in hiding Anne kept a diary as she hoped to become a journalist. Her diary is translated into 70 languages and has become a worldwide bestseller.

Today, the house she hid in is known as the Anne Frank House. Converted into a museum, the house contains a sobering exhibition about the persecution of the Jews during the war, as well as discrimination in general.

The rooms at the Anne Frank House still portray the atmosphere of the period spent in hiding. Historical documents, photographs, film images and objects that belonged to those in hiding help illustrate the events that took place. Anne’s original diary and other notebooks are also on display in the museum.

Prinsengracht 263-267, 1016 GV Amsterdam

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