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The best sights of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a fascinating city and there are many things to see. Here is a list of some of Amsterdam's most popular sights.

Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank diary in known all over the world. In Amsterdam you will get the chance to visit the place where Anne Frank had to hide during the Second World War and where she wrote the famous diary.

Anne Frank and her family the Van Pels family and Fritz Pfeffer lived in the secret part of the building, located in Prinsengracht 267, for more than 2 years. The office personnel provided food and news about the war for the families. In August 1944 they were betrayed and got deported to Germany to the concentration camps – just Annes father Otto survived.

By entering the house, you can still feel the atmosphere which must have been there during the 2 years of their hidden lives. The collection of the Anne Frank House consists of the original diary, historical documents, photographs, film footage and original objects from the people which had been living there. In the multimedia space the visitors can join a virtual tour of the Anne Frank House with information about the hiding and the Holocaust. 

Address: 267 Prinsengracht, Amsterdam
Bus: 21, 170, 171 or 172 to “ Westermarkt”
Opening Hours: middle of March to middle of September: 9:00 to 21:00 (22:00 on Saturdays), July and August: 9:00 to 22:00, middle of September to middle of March: 9:00 to 19:00
Entrance: Adults € 8,50, Children € 4, under 10 years free

Credits Pics:
Anne Frank Flickr Gallery Jonnymar
Anne Frank Museum Flickr Gallery Adrian Purser
Anne Frank Flickr Gallery ume-y

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