Fire at 'Anne Frank flat'
There was a fire in an apartment on the Merwedeplein in Amsterdam, where Anne Frank lived, on Sunday night. According to the fire department, it was a small fire that was easily put out, there was some smoke damage, which caused one person to be taken to hospital, as he inhaled too much smoke and burned off an eyebrow while trying to put out the fire.
Anne Frank lived almost eight years on the second floor of the Merwedeplein apartment before she went in hiding in 1942. She moved to the Achterhuis on the Prinsengracht with her family in July of that year. Since 2004, the apartment on the Merwedeplein is a place where foreign writers who cannot freely write in their own countries can take shelter.