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Museum visitors looking at the scale model of the Secret Annex.
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The Anne Frank House received 1,050,339 visitors in 2010, the largest number in its fifty-year history as a museum (the former record was in 2007 with 1,002,902 visitors). 

Special Guests

Photos with some special guests we received in 2010.

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Number of visitors

at the Anne Frank House since 1960

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Anne Frank Huis. Het voorkantoor Opekta. 
Anne Frank House. The front office of Opekta.

Group visits

Many possibilities to visit with a group.

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One Million

On 6 December 2010, the museum welcomed its one-millionth guest, the American Gertrud Radu of Atlanta, Georgia. On the Anne Frank House’s Facebook page after her visit, she wrote: ‘Thank you for the welcome and hospitality this morning! The museum visit was a humbling experience.’ 
This large number of visitors is made possible by the museum’s extended opening hours and the option of purchasing tickets online via the website.

The one-millionth museum visitor in 2010, Gertrud Radu of Atlanta, Georgia (USA), being welcomed by Dieuwke Maas, head of the museum.

Group Visits

In 2010, 906 schools from the Netherlands and abroad took part in an educational programme in the museum. Besides educational programmes for schools, approximately 400 programmes were given for other groups, such as student teachers. For the second year running, making a reservation ‘to be received by appointment’ was very popular. An individual or group can visit the museum at an agreed upon time and receive a short introduction to the hiding period and the Frank family. After the implementation of this in mid-2009, in 2010 there were a total of 2,320 visits by appointment, nearly 1,000 more than in 2009.

Free2Choose

The interactive exhibition Free2choose, located in the modern wing of the museum, was completely renewed in 2010. Via film clips, Free2choose presents recent examples from around the world of basic human rights that clash with the boundaries of freedom. At the end of each short film, members of the audience are asked to vote for the civil right they believe carries the most weight. Most important here is that the Free2choose participants come up with arguments to support why they are for or against a certain premise. This also applies to the teaching package of the same name that was created for use in secondary school classrooms.

The Free2choose exhibition.

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