We just visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam this week. We found that we had to arrive by 7:45 to 8:00 AM in order to get in right away at 9 without pre-purchasing a ticket.. Whenever we walked by the Anne Frank House during the day the line stretched around the block. Also, they were posting that after 4 PM they were only allowing people who had purchased on-line tickets to enter. So, waiting until 6 as Rick's guide suggests would do you no good unless you had purchased a ticket on-line. On-line ticket purchases are running 3 to 4 months out right now.
We've never had any difficulties seeing the Frank haus. There again, we don't travel to that part of Europe in peak Summer months. It's been less busy in April and October.
Thanks for the heads up.
we were they a few weeks ago, and while we did not want to visit the house, when ever we walked past there ( over a few days), it was exactly how you describe. much the same for the van gough museum.
The Anne Frank House was one of my favorite things we have ever done in Europe. So moving & eye opening. We did get our tickets online and had no trouble at all with the crowds - we went right in & took our time reading every page of the free guide they give you as we toured each room. Anyone interested - definitely get your tickets online before going.
Linda, thank you so much for this very helpful tip, since we'll be there soon & didn't purchase online tickets.
I'll also be visiting soon and can't get the tickets online. So this is helpful advice.
Been twice - October 2011 and last week of November 2013. Purchased tickets on line so walked right in. First set of tickets were around 9 am. Second trip about 1 pm. Very crowded, long lines each time but much longer in the afternoon, as well as every time we walked by. In 2013 we were there a few days early to join a river Christmas market cruise. Only people we spoke with on our cruise able to get in were the on-line ticket holders so the advice to arrive at 7:45 am sounds like very good advice!