The Anne Frank story before the annex guided walking tour in Amsterdam
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The Anne Frank story before the annex guided walking tour in Amsterdam

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Dutch
Availability: Everyday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the south of Amsterdam with an expert guide
  • Visit the area where Anne Frank lived her childhood
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Listen to the story about her world-famous diary
What to expect

The story of Anne Frank is known around the world because of 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. Because of many movies, theatre plays and books, the part of her life in hiding is very well known. Less known is her life as a young kid that moved from Germany to Amsterdam. Her father feared Nazi Germany and took his family to Amsterdam, where he hoped they would be safe from Hitler. They arrived in 1934 and settled in a house on the square Merwedeplein. Anne Frank spent happy moments at this square and its surroundings.

During this walking tour, you will visit places that were important to Anne Frank in her childhood. See where she went to school and the shop where she bought her famous diary. Explore the area where she played outside and discover the house where Miep Gies lived for many years. Miep Gies is the woman that handed the diary over to Otto Frank after the war. She had saved a number of the family’s personal belongings after the Germans raided the house.

Otto Frank was reluctant to publish the diary, but when he read in the diary that it was his daughter’s wish to have it published, he allowed the book to become public 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 likely not see. This area was constructed in the 1920-30ties and was based on revolutionary ideas of city planning, architecture and social housing.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Professional guide
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Cup of coffee or tea
    What's not included
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks
    • Ticket for the Anne Frank House
    Reduced price
    • The price of the tour depends on the amount of participants
    Where

    Merwedeplein 61, Amsterdam

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide next to the statue of Anne Frank at Merwedeplein 61, Amsterdam. Note Merwedeplein is in Amsterdam South and NOT at the Westermarkt by the Anne Frank House.

    What to remember
    • Please note that this tour does not include a ticket for the Anne Frank House
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved
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    When
    • This tour operates every day at 9.00am, 11.30am, 2.00pm and 4.30pm
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    HTG Services
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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