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  1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Rivierenbuurt

Anne Frank Story & Private 2-Hour Neighborhood Tour

Product ID: 54768
Walk in the footsteps of Anne Frank on this 2-hour private tour 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.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
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 annex hidden from Amsterdam’s German occupiers.

On this 2-hour private tour you’ll learn how the diary was handed by Miep Gies 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.

Your guide will show you the places where Anne Frank spent her happy childhood in Amsterdam and will provide commentary on the facts and fiction about her.

The tour takes place in the south of Amsterdam, where you’ll have the opportunity to become acquainted with an area of the city that you would otherwise likely not see.
Includes
  • Tour with private guide for your group
  • Cup of coffee
What’s Not Included
  • Tickets to Anne Frank House, which can only be purchased with the Anne Frank House directly online via their own website within a timeframe of 2 months ahead of your visit
  • Hotel pickup

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at Merwedeplein 61, Amsterdam. On the corner of Merwedeplein and Biesboschstraat, on the grass by the statue of Anne Frank holding her bag and schoolbooks. This is not in central Amsterdam, but in Amsterdam South about 30 minutes from the Anne Frank House museum. You can reach the meeting point of this tour by taxi or tramway 4-12 (stop: Waalstraat)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 40 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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I really liked our tour guide Saskia. She gave us another tour because the one we signed up for was misleading. We thought we were getting a tour of Anna Frank House and that neighbourhood (this is should be much more clear on the website). Our guide adapted very well to what we wanted and she was very helpful in getting us tickets for the Anne Frank House.

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April 3, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the neighborhood tour--Linda made it very personal.

June 2016 - Linda Verbeek was our tour guide. She did an wonderful job of bringing Anne Frank's experiences to life for us. Her descriptions of Anne's personality, family life, and life during the War were vivid. We had tickets for the Anne Frank House a couple hours before the neighborhood tour and didn't realize that Anne's neighborhood was so far from the House she hid in. The distance is not walkable. But, we figures out the tram system and got to Anne's neighborhood in plenty of time. The tour description should emphasize the distance between the House and Anne's neighborhood. We had a private tour for 4 adults. After the tour, Linda treated us to coffee/beer so we could continue the conversation and ask questions. Excellent tour--highly recommend this tour.

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June 20, 2016

Not so engaging

A little slow and not engaging. Bit disappointing.

June 1, 2017

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Product ID: 54768