Family Activities: Anne Frank House Attraction
Anne Frank House
Despite the serious subject matter, the Anne Frank House got named favorite site for the 11-year-old in our family. Children mature enough to read and write creatively (7+), will appreciate being able to walk through the house where Dutch teenager Anne Frank and her family were hidden from the Nazi's during the Holocaust. Visitors will see the fake bookshelf, revealing the stairs you will climb to get to the attic where Anne wrote her famous diary. Audio excerpts and videos help recreate the actual experience. It's a wise idea to explain the story in advance to those unfamiliar. A great way to do this is through the first-ever graphic (cartoon) version of the diary, just released by the Anne Frank Foundation. Avoid long lines by booking tickets in advance, online or arriving at 9 a.m., or after 6 p.m. Check the website for specific hours, but the museum is open late (until 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.) most of the year. Families with young children may choose to split up and the nearby Houseboat Museum is a great option.
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