About the house

In her diary, Anne describes exactly what the hiding place looks like inside. It’s a labyrinth of hallways, stairs and little rooms.

The hiding place

Anne introduces the Secret Annex

She takes you from room to room

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The house after the war

After the war, Otto Frank’s two companies move. The building at Prinsengracht 263 stands empty and is at risk of being demolished. The success of Anne Frank's published diary draws huge attention to the hiding place, leading to it being saved and restored. The Anne Frank House opens to the public in 1960. To mark its 50th anniversary, there’s now a Secret Annex Online as well as the actual museum in Amsterdam.