July 4, 2019
The virtual reality tour of Anne Frank's hiding place, Anne Frank House VR, has been renewed. You can walk around the rooms of the Secret Annex, which are decorated in the style of the period in hiding, in virtual reality.
On 6 July 2019, it will be exactly 77 years ago that Anne Frank, her parents, and her sister went into hiding in the annex of her father's business premises on Prinsengracht canal.
Even more impressive
Following the 2018 launch of Anne Frank House VR for the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Go VR, Force Field has developed a new version for Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest VR glasses. The new VR tour takes full advantage of the roomscale functionality of these VR glasses. Before, you could take a three-dimensional look inside the rooms in the Secret Annex, but now you can stroll through them. This makes the virtual tour of the Secret Annex even more impressive.
Force Field developed the (renewed) Anne Frank House VR, in collaboration with the Anne Frank House and with financial support from Oculus. The VR tour takes about 25 minutes, is available in seven languages and can be downloaded for free from the Oculus Store.
‘The actual Secret Annex is empty. The VR tour allows people across the world to explore Anne Frank's hiding place as it was from July 1942 to August 1944, the period when Anne Frank lived in the Secret Annex and wrote her diary.’