How to get tickets for the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam
“Can you please tell me how to get Anne Frank House tickets?”
As a tourguide in Amsterdam this is perhaps the question you get asked the most. Even more so for our guides, because we offer a highly rated Private Jewish History and Anne Frank Tour. Our answer is, we can give you the most up to date advice on how to get tickets, and if you book a tour through us, we will try our very best to get the tickets for the date you require (very short notice bookings may be sold out). And if you were too late? We have an alternative tour, Anne Frank’s Last Walk & the Secret Annex in Virtual Reality
How Do I Get Anne Frank House Tickets?
Due to the capacity of the Anne Frank House, only around 1 million people per year can enter the house and museum. The Anne Frank House is afterall, just an old and narrow canal house.
A visit to the Anne Frank House is impressive and a must do in Amsterdam, so how do you get these tickets?
You can only buy Anne Frank House tickets online.
For several years you were able to get tickets by standing in line in front of the House. Since 2019 the only way to get Anne Frank House tickets is online via the official website of the Anne Frank House.
The website offers two different types of Anne Frank House tickets:
- Regular house and museum visit (includes a free audio guide of the Anne Frank House in 9 languages). A visit will take about 60 to 75 minutes for most people.
- Introductory programme including the regular museum visit (this is a 30-minute video about Anne Frank before the regular museum tour where you’ll have an audio guide).
Both of these tickets are valid for a specific timeslot and date, and the duration of the time slot is only 15 minutes to gain entry. Due to the restricted capacity, you have to be on time. If you are late, they won’t let you in. Tickets are in your own name and are non refundable and you can’t exchange them for another timeslot. So you need to think wisely and carefully about the time and day you want to enter the Anne Frank House, and be on time. You can use a credit card to buy the tickets.
I’ve found that there is always some beauty left – in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.
Anne Frank,The Diary of a Young Girl
When Should I Book Anne Frank Tickets?
All of the tickets for Anne Frank House are released the first Tuesday of the month before. So, for example, on the first Tuesday in April, they start selling tickets for the whole of May.
The tickets go on sale at exactly 12pm Amsterdam time (GMT+1). The tickets can sell out very fast, so set your alarm if you want to make sure to get tickets for the day of your visit.
In peak season (March to October) there is a chance the tickets will sell out within a few hours. There is even the chance that you have to wait in an online queue before you can get the tickets. If you are in a queue, make sure your credit card is nearby. Tickets are only 14 euro each for adults.
Corona-update: As a result of changes made during corona restrictions, there are currently no ‘last minute’ tickets available. Once the online tickets have been sold for a particular date, that is it.
Still no Tickets? We have a good alternative.
Were you unable to get tickets for the day you required? Another option is to go for one of our alternative tours. We currently offer 2 tours that include a virtual reality experience, taking you ‘inside’ the secret annex.
Anne Frank’s Last Walk
Retrace the final steps the Franks made on their journey to the annex, discovering the area around the annex and places Anne mentions in her diary. Then enter the annex ‘virtually’ via the virtual reality tour, seeing the annex as it was when the Franks lived there in 1942-1944.
Travel back in time with us in this private tour to learn about the life of Anne Frank and the Jewish history in Amsterdam. Starting in the 16th century, Amsterdam became the safe place for Jewish families fleeing for Southern and Eastern Europe. Then learn about the life of Anne Frank and view inside the annex via our virtual reality experience.