The story of Anne Frank is known around the world thanks to her diary
describing the period that she, her family, and 4 others spent in a secret and hidden
annex hiding from Amsterdam’s German occupiers. This tour goes beyond that and will
tell you about her time before and after ,as a complete story of her life.
Because of many movies, theatre plays and books, the part of her life in
hiding is very well known. Less known is her life as a young gril that moved
from Because of the upcoming anti-semitism father Otto Frank moved his family
to the (what he believed to be) safe Amsterdam. They arrived in 1933 and settled
on the square Merwedeplein. Anne Frank spent happiest moments at this square
and its surroundings.
During this walking tour we will take you back to the places that were
important to Anne Frank in her childhood.We show you where she went to school and the bookshop where she 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. Miep Gies handed the diary
over to Otto Frank after the war. She also saved a number of the family’s
personal belongings after the Germans raided the house.
Otto Frank was reluctant to publish the diary a first, but when he read
in the diary that it was his daughter’s wish to publish it, he allowed to publish
the diary in June 1947.
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
THIS TOUR DOES
NOT VISIT THE ANNE FRANK HOUSE IN THE CENTER OF THE CITY
- Meet your guide at square Merwedeplein,
next to the statue of Anne Frank.
- Walk during 90 minutes through the
neighbourhood where she originally lived.
- Finish your tour at square
Merwedeplein 61 at Square Merwedeplein in Amsterdam South
Starting Time : 16:30
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