The Anne Frank House is remaining open during the work.

Welcome, the Anne Frank House is being renewed

Museumshop Anne Frank Huis
The renewed museum shop (photo © AFS /Cris Toala Olivares)
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The renewal of the Anne Frank House is progressing well. The renewal of the logistics in the new building is currently underway, with improvements to the visitor facilities. The Anne Frank House is remaining open during the work.

The first phase of the renewal of the museum in the historic buildings has been completed. Museum visitors are now offered more historical context and in-depth information, giving them a better understanding of the life story of Anne Frank and an enhanced experience of the hiding place while leaving the authentic character of the house intact. 

Cup of coffee

Garance Reus-Deelder, managing director of the Anne Frank House, says: “It may sound quite off-hand, ‘of course we’re staying open’, but it’s no simple matter to welcome visitors with the same level of public service in a museum where renewal work is being carried out, especially if that museum deals with such a sensitive theme as the Anne Frank House. We’re asking an awful lot of our employees, local residents, and now and then our visitors too. If only because for the coming three months we can’t offer a place where our visitors can calmly reflect over a cup of coffee on what they’ve experienced in this historic location. Next year we’ll have a renewed museum café, a more spacious entrance area with a cloakroom and an extra room for educational groups. We’re looking forward to it!”

Vernieuwing museumcafe
'Next year we’ll have a renewed museum café ...'

Development and design

Renowned exhibition designer Dagmar Von Wilcken is responsible for the concept development and design of the museum route, and Bierman Henket Architects for the new entrance. Bruns BV and Salverda Bouw BV are carrying out the construction work.

For more information (blogs and videos) see: www.annefrank.org/renewal/

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