Anne Frank House switching to new entry system

25 Apr 2016 12:00
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From 1 May 2016 the Anne Frank House will be switching to a new entry system. For part of the day the museum will only be open to visitors with an online ticket for a particular timeslot, but it will still be possible to visit the museum without booking in advance.

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The queue

Garance Reus-Deelder, managing director of the Anne Frank House, says: “It’s well known that there are often long queues outside the Anne Frank House, and it’s remarkable to see how visitors wait patiently in line to see and experience Anne Frank’s hiding place. In recent years we have seen the interest in our museum increase considerably, and so the waiting time has grown too. By only opening the museum to visitors with a pre-booked ticket for a particular timeslot for part of the day, we can offer more visitors the opportunity to visit the museum without having to wait in that well-known queue. But later in the day we will still offer the opportunity to visit the museum to people who don’t want to commit themselves to a particular timeslot or order a ticket in advance.”

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Ticketing

From 1 May the new entry system will work as follows. From 9 AM to 3:30 PM the museum will only be open to visitors with an online ticket for a particular timeslot. From 3:30 PM until closing time (10 PM in the summer months) people can visit the Anne Frank House without an online ticket by buying a ticket at the museum entrance.

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Opening hours

The Anne Frank House is open every day apart from Yom Kippur. From April to October the museum is open daily from 9 AM to 10 PM, while from November to March it is open daily from 9 AM to 7 PM (9 PM on Saturdays).