The Anne Frank House is an author’s house and a true nonfiction testament to the Jewish diarist, Anne Frank during the war. The house is on a canal named Prinsengracht, opposite Westerkerk, in central Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Through World War II, Anne Frank sheltered from Nazi repression with her father and four others in concealed rooms at the back of the 17th-century canal building, known as the Underground Annex (Dutch: Achterhuis). She didn’t survive the fighting, but her battlefield diary was released in 1947.
The museum was opened on 3 May 1960. It retains the hidden spot, maintains a permanent display on the life and times of Anne Frank, and has a display room on all kinds of oppression and bigotry. In 2014, the museum had 1.2 million tourists and was the third most famous museum in the Netherlands behind the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. The building – and the one next door at number 265, which was later bought by the museum – was designed by Dirk van Delft in 1635. The river-side façade dates back to the renovation of 1740 when the rear annex was destroyed.
It was initially a private home, then a store, and in the middle ages the front warehouse with its wide stable-like doors used to house horses. At the beginning of the 20th century, the building was under a manufacturer of household appliances, succeeded in 1930 by a production company of piano rolls, who emptied the property by 1939.
Q – Euro parking Park is located on the Westerkerk in Amsterdam. This multi-story parking lot is located just west of the city center and is just a 15-minute walk from Dam Square. It is a reasonably priced parking in Amsterdam. If you’re visiting the renowned Anne Frank Museum or other highlights of the city around the city center, Q-Park Euro parking is the ideal starting point.
The parking lot provides 700 parking spaces and is open 24 hours a day. It also provides special public charging points for electric vehicles. Install the Q-Park smartphone device to navigate the car park – among others – more quickly.
Park and Ride (P+R) is the cleverest and cheapest method for drivers to park their cars and travel to the center of Amsterdam. Such car parks are situated in the suburbs of the city near the motorways and have outstanding public transit links. Public transport will carry you to the middle of Amsterdam in no time.
Parking charges at the Park and Ride (P+R) car park costs either € 1 or €8 every 24 hours – for a limited parking period of up to 96 hours (subject to exceptions). It is a great deal for tourists to Amsterdam who are going to fly to the city center district.
The P+R rates are as follows: