Record visits to Anne Frank House for fifth straight year
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Record visits to Anne Frank House for fifth straight year

Amsterdam home clocked 1.23 million visitors in 2014, mostly foreigners visiting Holland

View of the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam, Holland, where Anne and her family hid in a 'Secret Annex' during the Holocaust. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
View of the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam, Holland, where Anne and her family hid in a 'Secret Annex' during the Holocaust. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

The Anne Frank House had a record number of visitors in 2014 — the fifth straight year the Amsterdam museum has set a new mark.

The museum, located at the site where the young diarist hid from the Nazis with her family, had nearly 1.23 million visitors last year, 32,006 more than in 2013.

The majority of the visitors came from outside the Netherlands. Some 140,000 of the visitors in 2014 were Dutch.

“It is inspiring that so many people from all around the world visit this place and learn about its history,” said Ronald Leopold, executive director of the Anne Frank House.

Also last year, the international traveling exhibition “Anne Frank – a history for today” was presented in over 30 countries.

Anne Frank (L) plays with her friend Hanneli Goslar (R) on the Merwedeplein square in Amsterdam, May 1941 (photo credit: AP Photo/Anne Frank House Amsterdam/Anne Frank Fonds Basel photo collections)
Anne Frank (L) plays with her friend Hanneli Goslar (R) on the Merwedeplein square in Amsterdam, May 1941 (photo credit: AP Photo/Anne Frank House Amsterdam/Anne Frank Fonds Basel photo collections)
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