Visitors to Amsterdam will be afforded the unique chance to see where Anne Frank and her family lived before they went into hiding during World War II.
More than a million people visit the Anne Frank House annually to see where she wrote her infamous diary that now stands as a symbol of Jewish suffering during the Holocaust. For one day only, 300 visitors will be allowed to wander the former Frank home on Merwedeplein.
The Ymere Corporation, which purchased the site seven years ago to host a writer-in-residence program for writers oppressed in their home countries, has restored it with furniture from the 1930s with the help of the Anne Frank Foundation. According to a statement by Ymere, the flat has the “same atmosphere as the Frank family left behind.”
Tickets to the house, open to the public on December 10, will cost around $10. Spokesman Andre Bakker said the group would give preference "to people from the neighborhood."
The Frank family lived in the Merwedeplein flat for nine years. They left in 1942 and went into hiding for two years before being discovered by the Nazis.