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Anne Frank House VR Tour – tickets, prices, experience, FAQs

The Anne Frank House, or Anne Frank Museum, is a popular place in Amsterdam that retells a young girl’s story of hope and resistance during World War II.

As one of the most visited museums in Amsterdam, everyday tickets to this attraction are limited, and last-minute tickets are hard to come by.

Tourists caught without Anne Frank House tickets have two alternatives – they can book a walking tour of the neighborhood or opt for the Virtual Reality tour of the House.

Anne Frank House VR Tour

But what’s the better alternative?

Between the two, we suggest you opt for the VR tour. Here are our reasons:

  • The VR tour gives you an opportunity to witness the exact replica of the house during the times when Anne was in hiding, while the current museum has been changed to accommodate tourists
  • It’s the next best option to actually being inside the actual house
  • The VR tour is a massive hit with tourists
  • It costs only €39 per person

Anne Frank House walking tour and VR

Anne Frank House walking tour and VR
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This Anne Frank ticket has two parts – an extensive walking tour of Anne Frank’s locality followed by a self-paced VR tour of Anne Frank’s house. 

You start the tour with a stroll through the beautiful city of Amsterdam and indulge in its picturesque neighborhood, filled with closely constructed houses, cafes, and shops. 

A local guide will walk you through the history of  Amsterdam during World War II through Anne Frank’s life.

The entire block around this attraction contains stories and histories of war-exploited Amsterdam.

You get to see Anne Frank’s House [from the outside] facing the Prinsengracht along with views of what she could have seen from the infamous ‘secret annex’ mentioned in her diary.

After taking you through the path where Anne and her family took their final walk toward their hiding place, the tour ends at a cafe with a VR tour of the Anne Frank House.

Did you know that you could see Anne Frank’s house just like in the times during the war?

This is the added advantage of this VR tour, where you get to witness the actual Anne Frank House in its original setup during the two years of hiding from the Nazis before its contents were seized and modified after the family’s arrest.

Explore the house at your own pace, which was once a temporary shelter that protected a Jewish family during troubled times. 

Ticket Price: €39 per person

If you are still determined to step into the actual Anne Frank House, you can buy the Anne Frank Guided Walking Tour with House Entry ticket. This ticket gives you access to many other historic landmarks of Amsterdam and ends at the Anne Frank Museum.

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FAQ about VR tour of the Anne Frank House

Does the VR tour include tickets to Anne Frank House?

No, the VR tour does not include access to Anne Frank House.

Is this tour appropriate for people with disabilities?

Since this is a walking tour, it is not recommended for people with mobility issues.

Do we get a refund if we cancel the ticket?

Yes, you can get a full refund of the ticket price if you cancel it 24 hours in advance.

Does this ticket include food and drinks?

The VR Experience ticket does not include food; however, you can get a free drink at the cafe where you take the Anne Frank House virtual tour.

Do we have the option to choose the language we want?

This is an entirely English tour with no options to choose languages.

Is there anything that should be carried along for the VR experience?

Every individual will be provided with an Oculus VR headset, using which they can begin the VR tour by placing their smartphone in it. You don’t need to bring anything along.

Meeting point

The VR experience and walking tour start from the Max Euwe statue at Max Euweplein 36, 1017 MB Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

This statue is a bit hard to spot due to its small size, but the chess art piece in front of it is a very obvious landmark.

The statue and the chess board are right outside the main entrance of  Wagamama restaurant, which is next to the Max Euweplein Centrum (chess museum). Get Directions

You will find the guide waiting for the group with a picture of Anne Frank.

The guide will take you on a walk from this point and give detailed information about Anne Frank and the Holocaust that happened during that time in Amsterdam.

After the discovery and arrest of the members of the secret annex, the belongings of the family were emptied by the Nazi forces, and even today, the annex remains empty. Read more such interesting facts about the Anne Frank House.

How to get there

How to go to Anne Frank House
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There are multiple transportation options available for tourists to reach the meeting point of this tour.

By bus

You can board bus numbers 397 and 347 and get down at the Leidseplein stop. 

From there, you can reach the meeting point in 260 mts ( a 4-minute walk).

By cycle

As a city known for its extensive network of cycling paths, there are many parking spaces for bikes here. 

Fietsenstalling Leidseplein is the nearest parking space, just 24 mts to the meeting point.

By metro

Train number 52 takes you to the Vijzelgracht stop, after which you can take a 10-minute walk (650 mts) to reach the tour’s meeting point.

By tram

Leidseplein is the nearest tram stop to the meeting point.

You can take tram numbers 1, 12, and 2, get down at Leidseplein, and walk to the meeting point, which is just 35 mts from the stop.

Duration of the tour

The entire walking tour, along with the VR tour of the secret annex, takes about 2 hours.

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Edited by Rekha Rajan & fact checked by Jamshed V Rajan

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