Skip to content

Things to do in Anne Frank House

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“For the Ann Frank House please book your tickets in advance via their website. ”
  • 887 locals recommend
Church
“The biggest church in Amsterdam, built 1619 – 1631, is the most important Protestant church in the city, while its bell tower, remains until today the pride of Amsterdam, regarded by many, as the city symbol.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Place of worship
“Westerkerk is a 5- to 10-minute walk west from Dam Square, and Carillon recitals take place on Fridays, generally at 1pm. Entry to the church tower is by guided tour only (April to October), which run every 30 minutes every day but Sunday. The viewing platform can only be reached by fairly steep stairs, and children must be 6 or older to enter. Tickets cost €7.50 per person.Built on the banks of Prinsengracht Canal in the 17th century, Amsterdam’s Westerkerk is famous for three things: sky-high views of Amsterdam from the top of its spire, Rembrandt's grave, and Anne Frank's ties to the church. Designed by star architect Hendrick de Keyser in the Dutch Renaissance style.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Plaza
“Square with an old church located in the middle of one of the most famous neighborhoods in Amsterdam called ''de jordaan''”
  • 28 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This is the closest supermarket. It's open until 22h every day except Sunday when it closes at 21h”
  • 27 locals recommend
Museum
“The Story of Anne Frank is world famous. If you consider visiting the Anne Frank house you really MUST buy tickets in advance.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“(Close to Anne Frank House) The Homomonument is a memorial in the centre of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. It commemorates all gay men and lesbians who have been subjected to persecution because of their homosexuality. Opened on September 5, 1987, it takes the form of three large pink triangles made of granite, set into the ground so as to form a larger triangle, on the bank of the Keizersgracht canal, near the historic Westerkerk church. The Homomonument was designed to "inspire and support lesbians and gays in their struggle against denial, oppression and discrimination." It was the first monument in the world to commemorate gays and lesbians who were killed by the Nazis. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Gastropub
$$
“Mordern bruin café on a great location in the city centre but of the beaten track”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“Its a very nice place to have breakfast, lunch and diner or just to have a drink. Its has a authentic interior.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“This is one of the most iconic towers of Amsterdam. Anne Frank wrote about her view of the tower from her room in her diary, and there are many classic Jordaan songs featuring the Westertoren. From April through Octover there are daily guided tours (except on Sundays). The top of this historical church tower has sweeping city views! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Historic Site
“There is no need for a description. You can't miss visiting Anne Frank's house while in Amsterdam.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Museum
“Small museum featuring the history of cheese making & tastings, plus a store with many cheeses. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
$$
“Café De twee Zwaantjes is a cozy brown pub located in the heart of Amsterdam. With a very mixed audience and regular tourists there is always something to do. For a snack, a drink after work, or a drink later in the evening, at café De twee Zwaantjes you can always go. Since 7 July 2007, Café De twee Zwaantjes has been owned by the owners Jos Dans and Trees Ruzette. Both have more than earned their spurs in the heavy hospitality industry. In their own way and thanks to their years of experience, they have given the café a new impetus. And very successful, if we can believe the reactions of the guests! Together the cozy owners run the pub throughout the week. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The Anne Frank House (Dutch: Anne Frank Huis) is a historic house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“Amsterdam Tulip Museum The miniscule but informative Tulip Museum is just across Prinsengracht canal from the Anne Frank House and has recently has a major revamp. The all-new displays take a colourful and cheery look at Amsterdam’s obsession with tulips in the 17th century, when the bulbs were imported from the Himalayas and sold on the open market in The Netherlands. For years they were more highly prized than gold and prices became so over-inflated that the country nearly went bankrupt when trade in the bulbs collapsed in 1637. This sorry tale of national folly is related in a series of basement exhibitions alongside cleverly designed woodcuts showing the journey of tulips ...”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“Mordern bruin café on a great location in the city centre but of the beaten track”
  • 24 locals recommend
Juice Bar
“Another favourite haunt, opposite the Anne Frank House, with delicious organic juices and healthy eats. Nice place to wander to on a sunny morning and pick up a delicious and energising breakfast.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Try the chicken tandoori and you’ll never want something else… the owners are lovely and make everyone feel welcome.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Pancakes. Dutch speciality - sort of like a crepe. If you are in the Jordaan area stop in. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the (maybe best) best Thai in Amsterdam. Inside a wonderfull canal house with view on the Westerkerk, Just across the Anne Frank House and on the way”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant

Get to know Anne Frank House

Explore more on Airbnb