I will start this off by saying visiting this house was one of the most emotional experiences I have ever gone through. I teared up multiple times and truly didn't anticipate this reaction. The layout of this museum gives you the personal tour of what happened during this awful time.
No photos are allowed inside the house. I obtained press photos from Anne Frank Museum. If you plan on visiting the house, I strongly suggest getting tickets in advance. You can get tickets to the Anne Frank House through the Museum's website but they are limited and sell out quickly. You will receive a specific time slot which allows access in a 15 minute window between 9am-3:30pm. General admission begins at 3:30pm until close. The lines were insane so do what you can to buy your tickets in advance.
|The Bookcase Copyrights: Anne Frank House, photographer Cris Toala Olivares|
Anne's parents, Otto and Edith shared a room with Anne's older sister Margot. Originally, Anne and Margot shared a room but After the Franks went into hiding, they took an additional person into the Annex, Dentist Fritz Pfeffer who shared a room with Anne.
|Anne Frank and Fritz Pfeffer Room - Copyrights: Anne Frank House, photographer Cris Toala Olivares|
Click here to see a virtual tour of Anne's room
Click here to see a virtual tour of the Communal Area / Van Pels Room
Peter Van Pels room is the landing to the attic - very small but the most private of all the living spaces. I would say although Peter got the short end of the stick when it came to space, he had the only private living area in the house. I can see why Anne wanted to spend so much time up there. Click here to see a virtual tour of Peters Room / Attic
The virtual 3D tour I've referenced above is on the Museum's website which will allow you to see the entire annex, room by room along with stories. After seeing the house in person, I can tell you this is fantastic and if you've ever wanted to see what the Frank House was like but unable to see it in person, here is a great way to tour the house (click here or on the map).
|Anne's Diary: Copyrights: Anne Frank House, photographer Cris Toala Olivares|
If you find yourself in Amsterdam, I strongly encourage a trip to the Anne Frank Museum. Just be sure to get your tickets ahead of time. When we left our 3:00 time slot, we found ourselves on the street at 3:45, after they allowed the general public in the house. The line wrapped around multiple buildings. No need for that when you can show up at a specified time and walk right in at no additional charge.