Amsterdam: Old Town Exploration Game

4.1 / 5

46 reviews

Amsterdam: Old Town Exploration Game

From $15.64 per group up to 2

Discover Amsterdam's canals and narrow streets by following clues and solving puzzles which lead to new places and amazing stories. Play the engaging exploration game, reenacting the discovery of a lost sailor treasure on your smartphone, without a guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover popular and lesser-known places around the Amsterdam Canal Ring
  • Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt
  • Visit the places where Rembrandt used to hang out
  • Find out fascinating stories and legends about Dutch sailors
  • Discover a secret church in the Red Light District
Full description
Discover Amsterdam's most interesting places by solving clues around town that will unlock amazing stories. Along the way, find fascinating tales of the people who used to live, work or create art around the city center. Uncover hidden secrets about the places you visit, and try to find the famous lost diamonds of the Medusa ship. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions so you won't need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve the clue and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked.  The tour will take you from 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so you can finish it at your own pace. After you buy the quest, an access code will be delivered to you by mail, which will be used in the downloadable app. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point and be ready to begin the adventure. To play as a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group, or each person can purchase their own ticket. All group members will receive access on their smartphones to play the city game. The person who makes the purchase will receive an email from the local partner with all the details. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the other groups. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group and meet the group at the end.
Includes
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Game available in English, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish
  • Physical guide to assist you
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Participants

Date

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Go in the square in front of the Centraal Station. Make sure you download the Questo mobile app from GooglePlay or the Apple App Store and create a new account with your email address to begin the game. Create a new account inside the Questo app with your email address to begin the game.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • Please note, you do not need an internet connection to play
  • A full refund is available if you don't enjoy this self-guided tour
  • You must be at the starting point (Amsterdam Centraal) in order to begin or the game will not begin
  • The quest is available in English, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish
  • You must use the app and follow the instructions in the e-mail to begin the game
  • You can pause the game at any time and restart it whenever you want in the location where you paused it
  • The game is a great activity for team events and large groups
  • Start whenever you want (even right now!)
  • There is no person assisting you at the starting point or throughout the game (to start, you must use the app and follow the instructions you get by e-mail after the purchase)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.1/5
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You can do the scavenger hunt at your own pace, see places where you would otherwise only pass and learn the stories behind them. Running after a tour where you only half understand the guide and have to wait for the whole group to take their photos is, in contrast to the scavenger hunt, rather boring.

November 9, 2019

Very nice way to discover the city, it forces us to open our eyes to details that we would not have noticed. The end is a bit weird but the puzzles and the story kept us in suspense;) Small negative point, the meeting place changed several times, a little confusion at the time.

October 21, 2019

Something else...

We didn't feel like a conventional city tour ... so we tried this app. Those who enjoy puzzles will definitely get their money's worth here. The story itself was a minor matter for us, we wanted to be guided to known places in Amsterdam in a varied way. If you wanted, you could read some historical information or not. We appreciated this flexibility ... and had a nice tour of the city. We have a recommendation!

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July 25, 2019

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