Anne Frank House is an historical building that descends from the Second World War. During this time Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in the ‘Achterhuis’, which was the back of the building where Otto Frank (Anne’s father) worked. Anne Frank is famous for the diary she wrote about her experiences of the Second World War and living in the ‘Achterhuis’.
Unfortunately the steep narrow stairs are a challenge for people with a limited mobility. There is good news though! The Anne Frank House offers a Virtual Reality tour. This means you can experience the Secret Annexe with glasses that are quite similar to goggles, however it includes a virtual 3D experience! It will be like you are actually accessing the rooms and you’ll be guided through them by a personal virtual assistent. If you want to visit the Anne Frank House with friends or family, the party can be divided so some of you can visit the actual Secret Annexe and you can enjoy the Virtual Reality Experience.
The entrance of the Anne Frank House is wheelchair accessible. Even though the Secret Annexe is not physically accessible, the exhibition, museum shop and restaurant are. These can be reached by elevator.
Accessibility for people who are blind
The Anne Frank tour is with an audio guide. Unfortunately, seeing-dogs are not allowed inside the Anne Frank House.
Accessibility for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
A folder is available with the written texts of the movies that are shown. In all the rooms there are signs with stories about the rooms or specific persons.
The Anne Frank House can be visited individually or with a group. For groups from 15 to 35 people an personal tour can be organized. The tour will be given before you enter the Secret Annexe or start the Virtual Reality experience. It's possible to reserve a lunch at the Anne Frank restaurant after the tour.
Make sure to reserve well in advance, as the entrance tickets need to be purchased in advance and dates can be sold out.
Photo by Bogdan Migulski on Flickr.