11.17.2015

Anne Frank House





My European bucket list included visiting Anne Frank's house. A couple weeks before we left  the states(end of August), I read online that it is best to get your tickets in advance. We looked up the tickets online and saw that the next time you could get a ticket online was in mid November. All the other options are to just wait in line. Based on the forums we read, you typically have to wait in line for 2-3 hours to get a ticket. I was pretty bummed (called my mom and cried for a good 10 minutes) about missing the opportunity to get a ticket. We only had a couple days in Amsterdam and I didn't want to have to spend that much time in line.

So we did the next best thing!

We walked all around it while Greg told me everything that he remembered from the tour when he had visited on his mission. This last photo has the church that she saw from her window. And we went to the back door to see where they would get supplies. I'm a big fan of visiting historical sites because it makes the story I've heard much more real to me. So even though we didn't get to go inside, I felt a special respect there as I saw the line wrap around the city block and slow down traffic. It's so nice to see so many humans from different backgrounds all agreeing that something is worth seeing and seeing so many people pay their respects to Anne and her family's struggle.

Here are a few more photos of the area surrounding Anne Frank's house. I particularly loved the Amsterdam Tulip Museum.





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