The Anne Frank House is one of the most visited monuments in Amsterdam and for a good reason. The museum is a sobering and eye-opening experience that allows you a small glimpse into what life must have been like for Anne and her family during Hitler’s reign of terror. Being that the Anne Frank House is so popular it can make securing tickets a bit trickier. To make your visit as seamless as possible, I’ve put together a complete guide to buying Anne Frank House tickets and important tips to know before your visit.
Side note: If you’re looking for a more personal account of the Anne Frank House, check out this post detailing my experience visiting the Anne Frank House.
Buying Anne Frank House Tickets
There are really two main ways to purchase tickets to the Anne Frank House: online or at the museum entrance. The Anne Frank House has recently changed the ticket entry process and as of 1 May 2016, the museum will only be open to visitors with an online ticket from 9 to 15:30. From 15:30 until closing time, visitors can enter the museum without an online ticket by purchasing a ticket at the museum entrance.
This is by far the best and most convenient way to secure your Anne Frank House tickets. Check the online ticket sales website to select a date and time to purchase tickets. Online tickets are made available 2 months in advance. Tickets sell out extremely fast so buy your tickets as soon as you have confirmed your trip dates or the tickets become available.
Purchase Tickets at Museum Entrance
If you can’t secure tickets online ahead of time, purchasing tickets at the museum entrance is your next best option. You can only enter the museum by purchasing a ticket at the entrance from 15:30 until closing time each day.
- Adults: 9 euro
- Age 10 – 17: 4,50 euro
- Age 0 – 9: free
- European Youth Card: 4,50 euro
- Online ticket: +0,50 euro
There is no free entry with the I Amsterdam City Card
The Anne Frank House is centrally located in the Jordaan District of Amsterdam at Prinsengracht 263-267 Amsterdam, Netherland. It takes around 20 minutes to walk from Central Station to the museum. Alternatively, you can take a tram or bus and get off at the ‘Westermarkt’ stop and the museum is only a short walk from there (check the tram/bus map to find out which lines stop at Westermarkt).
- April – October: open every day from 9:00 to 22:00
- November – March: open every day from 9:00 to 19:00 (until 21:00 on Saturdays)
Last entry to the museum is 30 minutes before closing time, but the queue closes earlier depending on how busy it is.
Check the Anne Frank House website for the most up-to-date information on open hours and holiday closures.
Tips for Visiting the Anne Frank House
- Tickets are made available online two months in advance.
- Only a limited number of entry tickets are made available for sale online so book as soon as possible.
- Tickets are only valid for the date and time selected. Entry tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
- You can print out your entry ticket or show your ticket with barcode on your smart phone or tablet at the museum entrance.
- There is NO free entry with the I Amsterdam City Card.
- Last entry to the museum is 30 minutes before closing time, but the queue for the Anne Frank House closes earlier depending on how busy it is (could be up to 2 hours before closing time during summer months).
- Photography is not permitted inside the Anne Frank House.