Looking around inside Anne Frank’s former home on Google Arts & Culture


June 12, 2019 — Today, Google Arts & Culture (in collaboration with the Anne Frank House) uploads 360-degree images of Anne Frank's former home. There are 360-degree images of all the rooms in the house at Merwedeplein 37-2.

The images are uploaded on the occasion of Anne Frank’s 90th birthday.

The new 360-degree images, created with Google Street View, allow viewers to take a virtual step inside Anne Frank's former home and look around all the rooms, including the bedroom that Anne shared with her sister Margot. The images have been added to the online exhibition ‘Anne Frank's Former Home’, which tells the story of Anne Frank and her family before they went into hiding.

Anne Frank’s former home

The Frank family lived in the house at Merwedeplein 37-2 from December 1933 to July 1942. The only moving images of Anne Frank of 22 July 1941 were shot here, when the girl living next door was getting married and Anne Frank leaned out of the window to see the bride and groom. It was in this house that Anne started writing in the red-chequered diary that she got for her thirteenth birthday. Three weeks later, the Frank family went into hiding.

A refuge for foreign writers

Since 2005, the house has been let to the Dutch Foundation for Literature. It serves as a refuge for foreign writers who feel restricted in their own countries. The house is decorated in the style of the 1930s, when the Frank family lived here.

Step inside and look around

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