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The heart of Amsterdam: a real-life riddle game

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5.20 EUR

Unconventional sightseeing. Stroll around Amsterdam's city centre while solving a trail of (mysterious) riddles. Think: outdoor escape room. You’ll learn about the city + its secret spots and its history.

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English

Highlights

  • A self-guided & real-life city discovery game via your phone
  • The joy of solving riddles and unlocking local stories, recommendations and the locations of the city centre's hidden gems
  • The freedom to enjoy seeing the city at your own pace - great for couples, groups of friends and families
  • Discovering Amsterdam's Red Light District, canal views & culture, free art spaces, hidden courtyards and great local cafes!

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Description

An interactive city discovery experience across Amsterdam's City Centre. You’ll solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser. Your challenge starts on the Nieuwmarkt, in front of Cafe de Waag. All the information you need for your adventure is in your email from Secret City Trails.

Solve 13 riddles. Each riddle takes you from one (hidden) location to the next. You’ll unlock local recommendations and fun facts - as well as the history of the city.

You’ll discover secrets in the heart of Amsterdam that most locals don’t even know. From the Red Light District, old churches and typical canal views, to cosy cafes, free art galleries and one of the most famous courtyards - this adventure shows you the best of Amsterdam!

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What’s included & not included

  • A link to the web app game (received via email). The game is played in the browser of your phone.
  • You need a little bit of data - max 2MB. No downloads.
  • 13 riddles + our favourite local spots and many secrets!
  • This is self-guided city discovery experience. There is no tour guide that will join your urban adventure. No one will wait for you at the meeting/starting point. All you need for your exploration will be written in your email from Secret City Trails.

Meeting point

Start your adventure at the Nieuwmarkt. Play 7 days a week - start cracking riddles between 10am and 2pm. (Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

This operator has 2 reviews for other tours

3.5/5

Fun way to (re)discover Gracia
I bought the game for my husband's birthday, as he loves a good history-related riddle/ scavenger hunt. We found the clues to be a nice mix of challenging and easy; and we liked the tidbits of history you are given along the way!
A few things for the creators of the clues: 1.) It's very hard to see the sides of the buildings at night, so I would recommend people play during daylight hours for visibility reasons. 2.) At least one of the clues was outdated, since businesses tend to move or go out of business (esp. on Travessera de Gracia). Also a building had been recently painted so the clue was painted over! (We used Google maps history street view to see the older version of the building in order to figure out the "subtract top from bottom" clue).
3.) My husband's one critic was that the "scrambled" letters/"backwards" words clues were too evident, and it would be more fun to have to figure out the words through a different kind of riddle. Perhaps some sort of key you receive when you download the game?
I was pleasantly surprised at how good the game was overall and would recommend it to friends who are visiting.
A bit tricky
The guide really take you around Bratislava through small streets and to places you probably would have missed out without the guide. However we found it a bit difficult and we spent most of our time looking at our mobiles to try to find our way...
But we think it is worth trying, and if you like a tricky "quiz" you will probably love it.
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Tour operated by: Secret City Trails