Frequently asked questions
Why did you make the Secret Annex Online?
- Around 1 million people visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam every year. The volume of visitors means the museum is operating at its maximum daily capacity.
- Millions of people are unable visit the museum in Amsterdam. This may be because they live too far away, or are physically unable to visit.
Are there any other differences between it and the museum in Amsterdam?
Some spaces in the actual museum are not accessible to the public for safety reasons. These include Otto Frank's private office, and the attic. But on this website, you can explore those spaces too, so you can gain an even clearer impression of the business premises and hiding place.
How did you get the images of the furnished Secret Annex?
The Secret Annex Online has been created using photos of the actual furnished Secret Annex, as it was then. Much of this material was created in 1999, when the house at the front and the Secret Annex were temporarily furnished to illustrate in educational materials how the spaces were used at the time.
Who funded The Secret Annex Online ?
The BankGiro Lottery, the Anne Frank Fund, the VSB Fund, the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport and the Mondriaan Foundation provided financial support.
Go to annefrank.org for more information