amsterdam

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While this city holds many spectacular treats,
it is also known to hide some of the greatest
Escape Room experiences of the world.

Explore the world-
famous escape games
of Amsterdam

Scroll below to see a list of the best escape rooms in Amsterdam

4th best
game in the world
7th best
game in the world
golden lock award
2018
golden lock award
2019

Enjoy your adventures

Enjoy your adventures

in the Capital of mystery

Amsterdam is home to some of the best Escape Room experiences in the world. Capital of Mystery was created as a way to spotlight some of the city’s independent game designers. With many doors now locked, they have created new experiences that you can enjoy online, from the comfort and safety of home!

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Covid 19 update

Covid 19 update

Concerning all the rooms on this page

We have used the recent period to update and polish all our games to be able to safely welcome you to our adventures. Our games comply with the most recent COVID-19 guidelines. To ensure the highest level of safety some Escape Rooms might have different opening hours, or have changed the maximum number of players they allow. As a player, all we request from you is that you are strict about not visiting us if you experience any symptoms of illness. All the Escape Room companies on this site will help you reschedule your game if this is the case.

selected escape rooms

selected escape rooms

Find out more about each room by clicking the links below

90m
2-6p

The Submarine

Theme:
Top Secret Mystery

A Soviet submarine has mysteriously disappeared. The vessel has a dangerous nuclear load, so it's crucial that it is found before it falls into the wrong hands.

High-Tech
Great Puzzles
Immersive Setting
90m
2-6p

Amsterdam Catacombs (Online)

Theme:
Horror Adventure

After a archeologists reopened the Amsterdam Catacombs he returned with reports of unspeakable horrors. Do you dare to help him with his investigation?

Scary Atmosphere
Professional Actors
Immersive Story
18+
90m
1-99

A Death in the Red Light (online)

Theme:
True Crime Murder Mystery

Find clues, follow leads and question suspects in order to solve this real-life crime story from the streets of Amsterdam's Red Light District in this award-winning game.

True Crime
Murder Mystery
Online
12+
90m
1-99

The Monuments Mission (online)

Theme:
Historical Puzzle Game

During their invasion of Europe, the Nazis stole an untold amount of artwork. Your job, as a member of the Monuments Men, is to track it down. Search the rubble, find clues and solve puzzles in order to solve the greatest treasure hunt in history. Based on the amazing true story, and made in cooperation with The Monuments Men Foundation.

Historical
Art
World War II
65m
2-7p

Secrets of Eliza's Heart (Online)

Theme:
Supernatural Mystery

Elizabeth v. Leeuwenhart was Amsterdam's most famous explorer. Her disappearance puzzled the entire city. Can you help the ambitious historian R. Fimblewood to solve her secrets?

Strong Atmosphere
Great Puzzles
Immersive Story
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60m
2-6p

Arcade Invasion

Theme:
Arcade Games

Ever dreamt of diving into the world of your favorite 90's arcade games? This dream can become true in this light hearted but carefully crafted pixel adventure.

High Tech Game
Playful Atmosphere
Great Puzzles
80m
4-6p

The Vault

Theme:
Heist Adventure

A mysterious contractor needs you and your team for a high-profile heist. Can you break into a high security vault and steal the mysterious object?

Strong Atmosphere
Immersive Story
Historical Location
16+
2h
1-12

The Verdict

Theme:
Jury Drama

Join a jury of 12 players. Evaluate evidence, question the defendant, discuss your judgement and try to reach a verdict together.

Serious Content
Emotional
possible to join just by yourself

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is an escape room?

An escape room, is a game in which a team of players cooperatively discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks in one or more rooms in order to progress and accomplish a specific goal in a limited amount of time. The 'rooms' are carefully crafted scenarios that allow you to immerse yourself into a certain story or a different universe.

Are all the games made by the same company?

No, all those escape rooms are made by different designers and are being operated by different companies. The only thing that unites them is their passion for high quality experiences​.​

How do I choose which game to play?

Just like movies, different escape rooms can be very different. We recommend that you choose a game based on the theme and the characteristics of the game. If you need more information about the specific games you can visit their websites.

Are those games suitable for children?

Most of the games are suitable for children. There are however exceptions. If you want to play with children, we recommend you to get more information on the website of the particular game.