10th July 2012

School trips to Amsterdam looking to learn more about the great city will be fascinated to hear that this year marks the 70th Anniversary of Anne Frank writing the first entry in her famous diary about the Nazi Occupation of the Netherlands. Decades after the horror of the holocaust, Frank’s diary has now turned 70 and with it on show at the Anne Frank Museum it is a must see visit for any school trip to Amsterdam.

In the summer of 1942, fleeing the horrors of the Nazi occupation, Anne Frank and her family were forced into hiding and for more than two years, Anne and her family lived in secrecy in the back of an Amsterdam warehouse. Aged just thirteen, Anne kept a diary in which she confided her innermost thoughts and feelings, describing in intimate detail the conditions her family found themselves and coping with the daily threat of discovery and death. 

Anne Frank stayed true to her journal until she and her family were betrayed and captured by the Germans in August 1944. She died in a concentration camp in March of the next year, at age 15. After the war Otto Frank’s father and the only survivor of the family, returned to Amsterdam and published the diary that would touch the hearts and minds of generations to come. Housed in the Anne Frank Museum, with accompanying exhibition the Anne Frank’s diary is an important facet for any school trip to Amsterdam.

Considered by many as one of Europe’s premier destinations for culture and world class museums Amsterdam is a must see destination for any school trip. Adaptable Travel organise school trips to Amsterdam each year for hundreds of UK school and college pupils, for a wide range of subjects. To organise your next school trip please contact Adaptable Travel today.

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