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The Anne Frank House in virtual reality

The Secret Annex VR app

Explore the hiding place of Anne Frank and her family in virtual reality using the ‘Anne Frank House VR’ app. The app provides a very special view into the Secret Annex where Anne Frank and the seven other people hid during WWII.

The furnished Secret Annex

In the VR app, all of the rooms in the secret annex are furnished according to how it was when occupied by the group in hiding, between 1942 and 1944.

Everything was carefully built and modelled in 3D by Force Field Entertainment, the creators of the app.

Empty Secret Annex

In the actual museum, the secret annex is empty. After the eight people hiding in the house were found and arrested, the furniture was removed. Leaving the rooms of the secret annex empty was the wish of Otto Frank, Anne’s father.

Multilingual and free of charge

The virtual reality tour takes about 25 minutes, provides background information and is available in seven languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Hebrew.

Using the Virtual Reality app

The Anne Frank House VR app is available for visitors to the Anne Frank House who have limited mobility: those who cannot climb the stairs to visit the secret annex.

The virtual reality tour is already used by dozens of other museums and institutions all over the world. In this way, institutions such as the Anne Frank Centre for Mutual Respect in New York, the Anne Frank Centre in Berlin, Centro Ana Frank Argentina in Buenos Aires and the Instituto Plataforma Brasil in Sao Paolo, Brazil use the tour for education purposes. There are also museums in the United States and Asia which use the app as part of their exhibition.

The VR app is suitable for Oculus Go, Rift and Quest and Gear VR.

Download the free VR app in the Oculus store