Anne Frank Story & Neighbourhood Walking Tour

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1.5 hours

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Culture Vultures, First Timers, History Buffs, Uniquely Dutch

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Join the Anne Frank Story & Neighbourhood Walking Tour and see the area where Anne Frank spent her childhood before she went into hiding. This 1,5-hour small group tour covers key points in her life; what happened to her family and why did they leave Germany and move to Holland, and how did the Nazi’s discover their hiding place. This tour gives you an insight about Anne’s life before she went into hiding.

Anne Frank was a young girl who kept a diary while she and her family hid from the Nazi occupiers in Amsterdam. With more than 30 million copies sold, the journal is now known to be one of the most read books ever written. The Anne Frank Story & Neighbourhood Walking Tour will provide a greater insight than what most people know about Anne Frank. Learn more about the life she led before her time in hiding and how she has been portrayed as an icon over the years.

Visit the area where Anne Frank lived during her childhood

During this guided walking tour, you will visit locations important to Anne Frank during her childhood. See where she went to school and the bookshop where Anne bought her famous diary. Explore the area where she played outside and discover the house where Otto Frank’s secretary and most important helper, Miep Gies, lived for many years. She was the one who handed the diary over to Otto Frank after the war. Miep Gies also saved many of the family’s personal belongings after the Nazi’s raided the house.

Otto Frank was reluctant to publish the journal at first, however when he read it was his daughter’s wish to publish her story, he allowed to publish the journal in June 1947.

This tour does not include a visit to the Anne Frank House. It takes place in the south of Amsterdam, where you have the opportunity to see an area less familiar for tourists.


  • Enjoy a small group tour with maximum 12 people for a more personalized experience
  • Visit the area where Anne Frank lived during her childhood
  • Listen to the stories of Anne Frank's life and her world-famous diary
  • Discover the area of the south of Amsterdam with an expert guide


  • 1,5hr guided walking tour
  • Professional guide


  • Food & drinks
  • Entrance to the Anne Frank House in the city centre

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Merwedeplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Where is the meeting point?
The meeting point is at the Anne Frank Statue located on Merwedeplein (square).

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 not see as a tourist. This area was constructed in the 1920-30ties and was based on revolutionary ideas of city planning, architecture, and social housing.
Was Anne Frank born in Amsterdam?
Anne Frank spent much of her childhood in Amsterdam, and the city has a special place in her heart. Anne was born on June 12th, 1929, in Frankfurt am Main and moved to Amsterdam in 1933. Her father Otto Frank was concerned about the upcoming anti-Semitism. He thought Amsterdam would be safer for his family.
Does the tour run when it's raining?
The tour runs whatever the weather. On rainy days an umbrella is advised.
Is the tour near the Anne Frank House?
This tour is not near the Anne Frank House/Museum.

This tour starts at Merwedeplein 61, in front of the Anne Frank statue. You can reach this square with tramways 4 (stop: Waalstraat. Then left to court) Or tram 12 - stop: Waalstraat. From the tram stop, the starting point is 350 meters.
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