Amsterdam - Anne Frank and the secret annex

Anne Frank and the secret annex

(400 reviews)
Around Westerkerk Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
45 mins

About the tour

Amsterdam's most famous girl is Anne Frank. Every year millions of people are coming to Amsterdam to see where she lived and hid during WW2. In this virtual tour, I will take you around the area of the hiding place. You will see the famous Westerkerk, the outside of the house where Anne and her family were hiding for over 2 years and the beautiful Prinsengracht. We will learn about Anne, the hiding place, what she could see from the hiding place and the influence her story had on people in the Netherlands and the rest of the world. Rather than a somber story of loss and sorrow, this trip is also about tolerance and hope, because, as Anne wrote: "Don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains." Note: We will not enter the secret annex. it is not allowed to do guided tours inside the Anne Frank House

Meet your local guide


Stephan is a real Dutchie, he was born in Delft (the city of Vermeer), grown up in Gouda (the cheese city), studied in Leiden (city of Rembrandt) and he lived in Rotterdam (the harbour city) before moving to our capital Amsterdam in 2006. After a career in technology as an Online Strategist, he decided to leave behind the corporate world to start guiding visitors of Amsterdam and started his own private tour agency, Amsterdam Experiences. He found out that walking and cycling around the city with international visitors is a lot more fun than a desk job! As a host, Stephan loves to show his virtual guests, the hidden gems in Amsterdam through the eyes of a local. He has a passion for telling stories about Dutch history and culture. So join him on the bike or by foot, and see the highlights of Amsterdam.

Stephan has been guiding since Jul 2016

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Amsterdam with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Amsterdam. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Rachel B.

04 May 2021

Really interesting tour and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Learnt so much. Thank you Stephan.

Alice T.

02 May 2021

Beautiful and and heartfelt tour that was really informative. Very poignant, would recommend to anyone

Laura F.

02 May 2021

Stephan is always very clear and exhaustive in his tours .He is very kind and available to give further information.

Judith F.

02 May 2021

Moving and informative tour about Anne Frank and the secret annex. So much information about Amsterdam during WW2. Great tour

Beatrice M.

02 May 2021

Very touching, very informative and very interesting. With reading some passages of the Diary, showing us pictures from the inside, Stephan made this a very special tour.

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