This Unesco world heritage site receives one million visitors every year and is definitely worthy its popularity. At Prinsengracht 265, teenage Anne went into hiding with her family and four other Jews for over two years, from July 1942 to August 1944. There, she kept a diary, later published in English as “The Diary of a Young Girl”, in which she described the everyday details of life in the Secret Annex, the set of rooms where 8 people lived in hiding.
Visitors can access the Secret Annex and have a glimpse of what life for Jews in hiding would have been like during this horrific period in history. The Anne house opened its doors to the public in 1960 and since then, through Anne’s diary and ideals, it has been spreading knowledge of freedom, equal rights and democracy.