The story of Anne Frank is known around the world thanks to her diary describing the period that she, her family and 4 others spent in a secret and hidden Annex hiding from Amsterdam’s German occupiers. This tour goes beyond that and will tell you about her time before and after; as a complete story of her life.
Because of many movies, theatre plays and books, the part of her life in hiding in the hidden Annex is very well known. Less known is her life as a young girl that moved from Frankfurt am Main. This happened because of the upcoming anti-Semitism. Her father, Otto Frank, moved his family to the (what he believed to be) safe Amsterdam. They arrived in 1933 and settled on the square Merwedeplein. Anne Frank spent her happiest moments at this square and its surroundings.
During this walking tour, we will take you back to the places that were important to Anne Frank in her childhood. We show you where she went to school and the bookshop where she bought her famous diary. Explore the area where she played outside and discover the house where Otto Frank’s secretary and most important helper; Miep Gies lived for many years. Miep Gies handed the diary over to Otto Frank after the war. She also saved a number of the family’s personal belongings after the Germans raided the house.
Otto Frank was reluctant to publish the diary at first, but when he read in the diary that it was his daughter’s wish to publish it, he allowed to publish the diary in June 1947.
The tour takes place in the south of Amsterdam, where you will have the opportunity to become acquainted with an area of the city that you would otherwise not see as a tourist. This area was constructed in the 1920-30ties and was based on revolutionary ideas of city planning, architecture and social housing.
Please note: this tour does not visit the Anne Frank house in the center of the city.
- Professional guide;
- All taxes, fees and handling charges;
- Small group walking tour.
- Gratuities (optional);
- Food and drinks;
- Entrance ticket Anne Frank house (center)
- Entrance ticket for the Anne Frank house are not included. This tour does not grant you access or allow you to enter the Anne Frank House, but shows the area where she grew up.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking;
- A small amount of walking is involved;
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended;
- Please make sure you arrive well in time at the starting point;
- We accept mobile vouchers, a printed voucher is not required.
Merwedeplein 61 at Square Merwedeplein, in Amsterdam South in front of the statue of Anne on the square, it’s in the area where she lived before the Annex. This is not near the Anne Frank House/Museum. You can reach this square with tramways 4 (Take stop Waalstraat. Then left to square) Or 12 – tram-stop Waalstraat. From the tram-stop the starting point is 350 meter.