The House of Anne Frank (in Dutch: Anne Frankhuis) is a biographical museum located in the city of Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands. Founded on May 3, 1960 in memory of Anne Frank, it is housed in the building where she and her family and four other Jewish people remained hidden in the years of Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during World War II.
On May 3, 1957 a group of people, including Otto Frank, established the Anne Frank Foundation for the purpose of saving the building from demolition, and making it accessible to the public.
Otto Frank insisted that the purpose of the foundation would be to strengthen contact and communication among young people of different cultures, religions and races, as opposed to racial intolerance and discrimination.
After Anne Frank’s diary had been translated into other languages and she became internationally known her old hideout began to attract many visitors.