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Anne Frank Haus

We have our tickets for the Anne Frank Haus and are trying to figure out how much time to allow for this. We have never been and are hoping to schedule a tour following AF and are now sure how long this could take.

Thanks,
Sandy

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I agree. An hour probably is adequate. If you spend a lot of time reading exhibits than add another 30 minutes.

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when we were there last year ( in june) the line up to get in was easy 100 meters long every day we walked past. we decided not to visit, so I am not sure if prepurchased tickets help? maybe someone else can add their assistance. but if the lines were any indication ( and the pace of how people were moving) just be prepared?
hope this helps sandy.

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We had advanced purchase tickets for our visit to the Anne Frank Haus last year. Our tickets allowed us to walk right in and bypass the very long line. You will see an entrance to the left of the line, stating that it is the entrance for those with tickets. We spent about 2 hours visiting the house...very moving, as you might expect. When we came out, we saw some people still in line that had been waiting in line when we went in!!! You absolutely did right to prepurchase your tickets! We also visited the Dutch Resistance Museum that is not far away and found that to be very interesting. Enjoy Amsterdam...a wonderful, fascinating city!

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Would allow minimum hour and a half to be able to really read the exhibits and absorb the house. we spent almost two hours there las May and had pre purchased tickets so no waiting in line.

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»Haus« being German, it's more considerate to speak of the »Anne Frank Huis«.

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Thanks for the tips on timing, I don't want to shortchange ourselves on this. I will check out the Dutch Resistance Museum, that sounds like an important place to see. Thank you tonfromleiden for pointing out my word choice. Ouch! Talk about poor choice in this instance.

Really looking forward to my trip this May, it will be my first time to the Netherlands.

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I agree with the recommendation for the Dutch Resistance museum! It's really, really well done and worth 2-3 hours.

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Agree about Dutch Resistance Museum- be sure to allow enough time- I think I spent over 2 hours and could have done with a bit more.

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While you're there, take a few minutes to look out of the back windows. You'll get an idea of what the back yards of the canal houses look like. At least, that was possible the last time I was there in 1997. When my brother was there for the first time back in the 1960's there were farm animals (chickens?) in the back yard and he clued me in on looking out there when I went. And while you're in the neighborhood, take a few minutes to walk just up the block to the Westerkirk (Anne Frank wrote about hearing the bells in her diary) and also around the corner to see the Homomonument which was brand new when I was last there..

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Can someone add a link for repurchasing tickets for the Anne Frank Haus? I'll be in Amsterdam in early July.

Becky

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I am going in May. I have been keeping an eye on the website to get tickets for awhile. It was filled up for May (and I just took one day off from looking at the site for tickets), but then I looked again a few days later and there were tickets available. So keep looking every day or so for openings. Got mine yesterday. Good luck! - Karen

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I am still stalking the website for June tickets- not available yet but I just noticed this today:

New entry system from 1 May 2016.

From 1 May 2016 the Anne Frank House will be introducing a new entry system. From 9 AM to 3:30 PM the museum will only be open to visitors with an online ticket for a particular timeslot. From 3:30 PM until closing time you can visit the Anne Frank House without an online ticket and buy a ticket at the museum entrance.

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Also, if you have time the Corrie Ten Boom house in Haarlem is very worthwhile.

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For anyone who found the website for the Anne Frank Huis sold out...be sure to check back frequently. People cancel and you might get lucky. We did!

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June tix are now available- I can not believe the 2 days I was looking for are already gone!!
Guess I'll just have to keep checking or suck it up and get in line near closing time.

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I found tickets appear about one month ahead so keep watching the website