Walk in the footsteps of Anne Frank
Walk in the footsteps of Anne Frank on this 2-hour small grouptour of the area where she spent her childhood from the moment she moved to Amsterdam until she went into hiding. Hear the story about her diary and how it came to be published. Furthermore, discover more about Anne Frank her belief, Judaism, with Jewish culture and history. This all in the heart of Amsterdam
The story of Anne Frank is known around the world because of her diary describing the period that she, her family, and 4others spent in a secret and hidden annexhiding from Amsterdam’s German occupiers.
Because of many movies, theatre playsand 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 we take you back the places that were important to Anne Frank in her childhood. See where she went to school and the shop where she bought herfamous 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 willhave 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 andsocial housing.
Do you also want to explore the city on a canal cruise? You can book it here.
|DEPARTURE:||Departs daily at 16:30|
At square Merwedeplein in Amsterdam South by the statue of Anne, it’s in the area where she lived before the Annex. Not in the surrounding of the Anne Frank house.
|PUBLIC TRANSPORT||From Amsterdam Central station: Take tram 4 to Amsterdam Victorieplein|
|TICKET TYPE||Smartphone accepted or printed|
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Entrance tickets 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
- The ticket for the Jewish Cultural Quarter is valid for 1 month
- The ticket for the Jewish Cultural Quarter is valid for the Jewish Historical Museum, Children’s Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue and the National Holocaust Museum.
- Small group tour to 12 people for a more personalized experience
- Visit the area where Anne Frank lived her childhood
- Listen to the story about her world-famous diary
- Discover the south of Amsterdam with an expert guide
- Visit all the mentioned buildings in the Jewish Quarter with one ticket