Guided tour

Amsterdam: The Anne Frank Story & Neighborhood Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

31 reviews

Amsterdam: The Anne Frank Story & Neighborhood Walking Tour

From £20.72 per person

Walk in the footsteps of Anne Frank on this 2-hour small group 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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the area where Anne Frank lived in her childhood
  • Hear the story of 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 thanks to the touching and harrowing diary she kept of the period that she, her family, and 4 others spent in a hidden annex hiding from Amsterdam’s German occupiers. Less well-known is the story of her life as a young child that moved from Germany to Amsterdam due to her father's fears of Nazi Germany. They arrived in 1934 and settled in a house on the square Merwedeplein. Anne Frank spent many happy moments at this square and its surroundings. During this walking tour, visit the 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, the woman who gave Anne's dairy to Otto Frank. This 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 1920-30s and was based on revolutionary ideas of city planning, architecture and social housing. Explore this area and learn about the happier times in young Anne's life, the girl who is a world-wide symbol of strength through adversity.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Small group walking tour
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Ticket to the Anne Frank House
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

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Meeting point

4:30 PM at Merwedeplein 61 at Square Merwedeplein in Amsterdam South, in front of the statue of Anne (this is the area where she lived before the Annex). Please note that this is not near the Anne Frank House/Museum. You can reach this square with Tram 12 (tram-stop Waalstraat). From the tram-stop the starting point is 350 meters.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 you the area where she grew up.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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A truly touching experience. Relive the story of Anne Frank's life on foot; a one and a half hour walking tour in a beautiful neighborhood full of history and sadness, but definitely a must when visiting Amsterdam in my humble opinion. My family and I learned a lot from this tour, thanks also to the availability of the excellent guide who accompanied us on this tour.

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15 September 2020

Excellent

I really enjoyed this- I read the diary 30 years ago as a child and remember the characters well. I visited the annex twice before many years ago ( just showed up, paid at the entrance that was it!) - this time I brought my daughter but could not get tickets. Never mind there is tons to do in Amsterdam..... I booked this trip at the last minute and walked in her footsteps- I am still trying to take it in. I never expected to feel such a connection after so long. Her house, school, where she played, the bookshop and ice cream store.... My feeling is if you also have read and read the book- take a walk around where she lived you will not regret it. It was also great to see the effort made to preserve her memory.

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4 August 2019

Excellent guide, very friendly, punctual and with incredible knowledge

2 November 2019

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