I’m now back in the UK after what has been a short but very sweet visit to Amsterdam and one which I’m glad I went on despite the stress caused during the planning stages.
This morning we visited the Anne Frank House which was another highlight of the trip. I highly recommend visiting this location if you’re going to Amsterdam as the story you will be told is incredibly moving but I would suggest that you pre-book your tickets so you don’t have to queue for a long time like we did.
The museum is in two parts – the first one is in the building next to the original house and gives you a background to the Anne Frank story, along with numerous artifacts, before you move through to the second part which is the original building which Anne Frank lived during the Second World War. In addition to the living quarters you also see the hidden annexe where the Frank family hid from the Nazis during the war.
The whole experience was incredibly moving and worth the entry ticket although, being one of the top attractions in Amsterdam, it is very cramped so make sure you don’t go along with any bags like we did. After the Anne Frank house we explored the city for a bit before having lunch near the train station.
The journey home went smoothly and after flying back to Luton we all went our separate ways. The trip was short but full of great things and I’m glad to have made so many new friends and seen a couple of my favourite bands on consecutive nights.