Amsterdam Anne Frank House Excursion Reviews

Many decades after WW II, a line still forms almost every day at The Anne Frank House with visitors waiting to view the small, hidden rooms where the then 13-year-old wrote her famous diary. When you visit, prepare for a heart-felt and very personal experience.
Moving and emotional.
Moving and emotional. Gave new perspective to the horror of the Holocaust.
Moving and emotional. Gave new perspective to the horror of the Holocaust. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Very emotional as one realized that so many lived inside those walls for two years.
Very emotional as one realized that so many lived inside those walls for two years. The area was so small.
Very emotional as one realized that so many lived inside those walls for two years. The area was so small. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Even though its cold outside, people were still lined up to go inside.
Even though its cold outside, people were still lined up to go inside. The guide takes you through every room that is still the same as when Anne lived there. Its a very somber tour ending with a room that has her diary's in it. Well ... Read More
Even though its cold outside, people were still lined up to go inside. The guide takes you through every room that is still the same as when Anne lived there. Its a very somber tour ending with a room that has her diary's in it. Well worth the wait outside to see the house. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Unexpected highlight of the trip.
Unexpected highlight of the trip. We did visit Van Gogh, Rembrandt, & Rijksmuseum which were all great and worth seeing, however the Anne Frank museum was very moving & memorable. Along with getting to see her diaires, you will ... Read More
Unexpected highlight of the trip. We did visit Van Gogh, Rembrandt, & Rijksmuseum which were all great and worth seeing, however the Anne Frank museum was very moving & memorable. Along with getting to see her diaires, you will see the book case that opened up to the secret annex where they lived and you get to go inside the hiding passage way ! While you tour the house, the audio guide recounts her story. Note, they can book up 2 months in advance so buy your tickets early, and heads up that it is a date/timed entry... and they are strict about the time. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Very moving experience to see where Anne Frank and her family lived during the war.
Very moving experience to see where Anne Frank and her family lived during the war.
Very moving experience to see where Anne Frank and her family lived during the war. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Simply a must-see for all humans.
Simply a must-see for all humans. A very moving and highly interesting, immersive experience that is not to be missed. It only takes 90 minutes. If you book on your own, you have to get tickets exactly 60 days before your tour date as ... Read More
Simply a must-see for all humans. A very moving and highly interesting, immersive experience that is not to be missed. It only takes 90 minutes. If you book on your own, you have to get tickets exactly 60 days before your tour date as they sell out quickly online and there are no tickets available at the site. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal River Cruises
You must buy tickets on line, now.
You must buy tickets on line, now. They have figured out crowd control down to a science, and the audio tour is very well done.
You must buy tickets on line, now. They have figured out crowd control down to a science, and the audio tour is very well done. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Booked tickets on line.
Booked tickets on line. Certainly one of the best mediums for understanding and feeling the horrors of the Holocaust..
Booked tickets on line. Certainly one of the best mediums for understanding and feeling the horrors of the Holocaust.. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Part of history everyone should experience.
Part of history everyone should experience. Very emotional.
Part of history everyone should experience. Very emotional. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider:
Solemn, important, felt very privileged to be there.
Solemn, important, felt very privileged to be there.
Solemn, important, felt very privileged to be there. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This should not be missed, an intimate look at what it was like for the Jews in Amsterdam, very ...
This should not be missed, an intimate look at what it was like for the Jews in Amsterdam, very sobering.
This should not be missed, an intimate look at what it was like for the Jews in Amsterdam, very sobering. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
A sobering and impactful visit to the actual house where Anne and her family hid from the Nazis.
A sobering and impactful visit to the actual house where Anne and her family hid from the Nazis.
A sobering and impactful visit to the actual house where Anne and her family hid from the Nazis. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
This is a very emotional tour - worth every tear.
This is a very emotional tour - worth every tear.
This is a very emotional tour - worth every tear. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We really enjoyed this tour.
We really enjoyed this tour. It was really a moving experience when you thought about what Anne and her family went through.
We really enjoyed this tour. It was really a moving experience when you thought about what Anne and her family went through. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Sad but interesting.
Sad but interesting. Long wait...even if you pre-purchase tickets
Sad but interesting. Long wait...even if you pre-purchase tickets Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Tauck River Cruising
I re-read Diary of a Young Girl before our trip.
I re-read Diary of a Young Girl before our trip. We booked the pre-tour presentation and found it to be extremely interesting. Be sure to buy your tickets ahead of time to avoid the chaos!
I re-read Diary of a Young Girl before our trip. We booked the pre-tour presentation and found it to be extremely interesting. Be sure to buy your tickets ahead of time to avoid the chaos! Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Emerald Waterways
Experience a great presentation at her home where she hid for two years.
Experience a great presentation at her home where she hid for two years. A wonderful self-guided tour. Get your tickets early to avoid long line-ups.
Experience a great presentation at her home where she hid for two years. A wonderful self-guided tour. Get your tickets early to avoid long line-ups. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
Informative, but nothing thrilling.
Informative, but nothing thrilling. I had read her book and was interested to see. It was about what I expected.
Informative, but nothing thrilling. I had read her book and was interested to see. It was about what I expected. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The Ann Frank House was very moving, and emotional.
The Ann Frank House was very moving, and emotional. The canal touring was super for views, and the Van Gogh Museum was very good too.
The Ann Frank House was very moving, and emotional. The canal touring was super for views, and the Van Gogh Museum was very good too. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Words can't convey the emotion we felt on this tour.
Words can't convey the emotion we felt on this tour. I was nervous about the steep and narrow stairs necessary to reach the hidden annex, but that was all but forgotten once we were inside, reflecting on what Anne and her family lived ... Read More
Words can't convey the emotion we felt on this tour. I was nervous about the steep and narrow stairs necessary to reach the hidden annex, but that was all but forgotten once we were inside, reflecting on what Anne and her family lived through during those years. All visitors are given an audio headset to hear stories and quotes from Anne Frank's diary and guidance through the many photos to the actual diary itself. It's a heartbreaking look at this period of history, the 8 people who hid in the annex and those that helped them. I can't stress enough the importance of securing tickets on line well in advance - as soon as they become available - to avoid the long afternoon queues. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Important piece of history and quite solemn, but didn't learn much that hadn't covered before.
Important piece of history and quite solemn, but didn't learn much that hadn't covered before.
Important piece of history and quite solemn, but didn't learn much that hadn't covered before. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Emerald Waterways
Something everyone should experience at least once.
Something everyone should experience at least once.
Something everyone should experience at least once. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
For history buffs, the Anne Frank House is a must-see.
For history buffs, the Anne Frank House is a must-see. The rooms are empty, but there are pictures and a few things to see. You get a listening device that tells you more about the house. I appreciate the historical importance of the ... Read More
For history buffs, the Anne Frank House is a must-see. The rooms are empty, but there are pictures and a few things to see. You get a listening device that tells you more about the house. I appreciate the historical importance of the home, but I've toured many other historic homes that I enjoyed a lot more like Monticello or Mount Vernon. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
We went around 5:30 and only had to wait 45 minutes.
We went around 5:30 and only had to wait 45 minutes. What a wonderful young lady. What a loss to the world.
We went around 5:30 and only had to wait 45 minutes. What a wonderful young lady. What a loss to the world. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International