Some of Anne Frank's friends lived on the Zuider Amstellaan for some periods of time.
Before 1941 (when Anne and other Jewish children had to
change schools), Anne and her friends
walked down this street to and from school. Hannelli Goslar and
lived on this street (at #16-2 and #184), as did the van Pels
family (#34-2), and
Peter Schiff. Hannelli was a long time friend, Schiff
was older than Anne and she longed for him, and of course the van Pels family would
later share the hiding place with her and her family.
Also on this street, at #62,
was Blankevoort's Subscription Library, a book shop Anne mentioned a few
times regarding her birthday gifts (for example 21 June 1942).
This street is now called the Rooseveltlaan.