The Theater Amsterdam is new to the city, located in Westelijke Houthavens; a gloriously contemporary glass building overlooking the waterfront, it was designed with encompass several bars and restaurants and has excellent green credentials. It has hit the headlines with a new play based on the diaries of one of Amsterdam’s most famous daughters.
Showcasing the two years Anne Frank and her Jewish family spent incarcerated in the secret annex behind their house on Prinsengracht in World War II, the play ANNE has taken Amsterdam by storm. Based on her adolescent dreams and innermost thoughts, as revealed in the world-famous Diary of Anne Frank, the drama follows Anne’s daily trials from going into hiding as a child in 1942 and ends abruptly with her betrayal and subsequent banishment by the Nazis to Bergen-Belsen, where she died of typhus just months before World War II ended in 1945.
Danzigerkade 5, Westpoortnummer 2036. There is ample parking and the theater is easily reached by car, bus (No. 22 from Sloterdijk to Koivistokade) or bike. Performances of ANNE are in Dutch and a multi-lingual translation system operates in the theatre.