Amsterdam is a beautiful city nestled on canals and filled with bicycles and small bridges. It is also known for the artistic work of Dutch painters Van Gogh and Rembrandt. It is also the place where a teenage girl named Anne Frank lived in secrecy hiding from the Nazis during World War II. Among the many things to do in Amsterdam, visiting the Anne Frank Museum should definitely be on your checklist.
Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who wrote a diary, hidden in the attic of a building in Amsterdam now known as the “Anne Frank House”. She was captured and sent to a concentration camp along with her sister Margot, her mother Edith and her father Mr. Otto Frank (Otto Frank was the only one who survived the Auschwitz concentration camps).
The diary, turned into “The Secret Annex” was found and published by his father and became a bestseller and one of the world’s foremost chronicles of the struggles and desperation of Jews during World War II.
The Anne Frank House museum is housed in the same building where Anne Frank hid during the war. If you do visit Amsterdam with your children, then make sure to take them to the Anne Frank House as it is an important part of world history.
- The Anne Frank House is situated at the Prinsengracht, the entrance of the museum is Westermarkt 20.
- It takes around 20 minutes to walk from the Central Station to the museum.
Trams 13, 14 and 17 stop nearby, at the ‘Westermarkt’ stop.