Unusual tours

Discovery Game Amsterdam's center through the eyes of a local

Availability: Flexible
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Explore Amsterdam's center during this Discovery Game
  • Solve riddles at each stop of this digital treasure hunt
  • See popular sights from a different angle
  • Learn about the city's history on an exciting adventure
  • Be the fastest to solve the riddles for a chance to win a free game
What to expect

On this interactive discovery experience across Amsterdam's center, you will solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser. After you start your adventure on Nieuwmarkt, you will be faced with 13 riddles that will lead you from one spot to the next, unveiling local recommendations, fun facts and the city's history. You will receive all the information you need for your tour in an e-mail after the booking.

Get up close and personal with Amsterdam with this city center adventure! You’ll learn about the history of the Red Light District, travel back in time in a cafe that opened in 1798, and search for secret fruit on a trail that will bring out your inner Sherlock Holmes. Even the best detectives need a break sometimes, which is why you can unlock an exclusive coffee + cake deal or receive a free glass of cava with your lunch!

The hotspots you will discover during this game include:

  • Red Light District
  • Nieuwmarkt (market + old city gate),
  • De Oude Kerk (the oldest church)
  • One of city’s most famous hofjes (courtyards!)
  • A free art gallery curated by the Amsterdam Museum

This game is suitable for friends, couples, families with kids and team buildings. Enjoy being together while exploring a city, be creative and use your imagination to find the city’s secrets!

Play for the fastest time and get listed on the leaderboard or take your time and share your best adventure photo using #secretcitytrails. Both might lead to a free game!

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Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meeting point:

Start your Discovery Game in front of The Waag Society/Cafe de Waag, on the Nieuwmarkt.

What to remember
  • You will receive your game within 24 hours after your booking
  • This is a self-guided tour, there is no tour guide that meets you at the start location
  • You will receive an email with a link to your game. The link to the game is valid up to 6 months after the purchase. By tapping the play button your game opens in your phone’s browser. No downloads needed
  • You can stop the game and take a break at any point and start where you left off later
  • You can play any day of the week starting between 11:00 and 14:30
  • The game is recommended to be played in a team of 1-5 people
  • You can share a team viewer link, so everyone can read riddles and stories on their phones. Just make sure to select one person to enter answers
  • Start in front of The Waag Society/Cafe de Waag, on the Nieuwmarkt
  • End near Spui
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  • You can play any day of the week starting between 11:00 and 14:30
  • You can start the game up to 6 months after the purchase
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Secret City Trails
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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