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Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Paris, Brussels or Antwerp, you must purchase a ticket from Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Schiphol, you must then purchase a ticket to Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

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Anne Frank
Prinsengracht 267
Amsterdam
+ 31 (0) 205567100
www.annefrank.org


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Anne Frank's house is the only house in Amsterdam you can't enter without feeling a surge of respect and emotion. The full meaning of the famous diary the teenage Jewish girl kept here before being arrested and deported with her family becomes clear.

The walls bear witness

After reading the book, I thought I knew what the everyday lives of Anne and the seven other Jews who lived in hiding for two years (1942-1944) in the narrow upper floors of the former warehouse must have been like. But nothing had prepared me for my visit to their hiding place hidden behind a pivoting bookshelf. Anne's words resonate with extraordinary intensity in these empty rooms where the walls exude anguish and an absolute will to live. It's very upsetting.

A diary still topical today

The pictures Anne stuck to the wall are still visible on the old wallpaper. Horizontal lines drawn on the wall show how she was growing. The shower room hasn't changed. The atmosphere is dark and heavy. Only the attic where Anne liked to go to write and dream while watching the sky and the leaves of a chestnut tree provide a little light and fresh air. After visiting the hiding place, you enter a room where the original diary is kept. The place is as solemn as a tabernacle. It becomes clear that the subjects Anne wrote about are still topical today.

Open every day (except holidays and Yom Kippur) from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. From March 15th to September 14th until 9:00 pm and until 10:00 pm in July and August. Online ticket reservations recommended to avoid queues.

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