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Best Escape Rooms in Amsterdam! Complete overview


Escape Rooms in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is that city that has it all when it comes to entertainment. From glitzy nightclubs to exotic bars and exciting escape rooms, Amsterdam’s thriving entertainment options spoilt visitors rotten. The first escape room in the Netherlands opened in late May 2013, now you can find them in almost every large city in the Netherlands. There are lots of escape rooms in Eindhoven, Rotterdam, The Hague, Nijmegen, Breda, and Den Bosch. There are even weekly escape rooms that are only temporarily set up and moved from one city to the other for locals to take part in and enjoy! This indicates how popular they are in the Netherlands.

Best escape rooms of Amsterdam

Yes! Escape rooms are becoming more popular in Amsterdam, some even say too popular! During the hard time of Covid many amazing escape rooms in Amsterdam couldn’t keep their heads above the water. This meant that they needed to close their doors permanently.

We have selected the best escape rooms for you based on our experience. We have ordered them and placed the best one on top. Followed by the second-best escape room and so on.

We also made a small hall of fame for the escape rooms that closed their doors.

Escapist Amsterdam

Escapist Amsterdam

Address:
Escapist Amsterdam
Leidsegracht 108
1016 CT Amsterdam

Escapist unlocks the creativity in everyone who visits. The puzzles that participants have to solve is somehow related to art and the wonderful part is that you don’t even need to be an art expert to know what clues to find or how to solve the puzzles. The puzzles are technically original and teamwork is essential. Escapist is an interactive game where a group of 6 participants have 60 minutes to escape the room.

Amsterdam Catacombs

Amsterdam Catacombs

Address:
Amsterdam Catacombs
Haarlemmerstraat 124D
1013 EX Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Catacombs is an escape room experience with a touch of the macabre. The game takes place in the catacombs of a church – the Posthoorn Kerk where the horrors participants must endure in order to escape is definitely not for the faint of heart. It involves moments of darkness, stress and flickering lights! The escape room is only a 5-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station.

Mystery City Games

Mystery City Games

Address:
Mystery City Games
Zwanenburgwal 178
1011 JH Amsterdam
https://www.mystery.city/

Located just off the popular Waterlooplein square, Mystery City Games is where lovers of escape rooms go to learn more about the city while solving puzzles. This outdoor activity is a cross between an escape room and a treasure hunt, Mystery City Games is where groups get a fixed amount of time to solve puzzles and historical mysteries in a real race against time and across the city.

Judgement Day Escape Room

Judgement Day Escape Room

Address:
Judgement Day Escape Room
Weteringschans 187 A
1017 XE Amsterdam

My Escape Club is home to some of the best escape room scenarios in Amsterdam. One of such scenarios is the Judgement Day. It’s the year 2029 and the machines have taken over! They now rule the world and a group of resistance fighters have organised themselves to fight these ruthless machines. The Resistance fighters have discovered a secret military bunker that has not been used for more than ten years, since the Day of Judgment and from this bunker, they must find clues and solve puzzles in order to find a way to defeat the machines for good. Judgement day is for those fans of doomsday movies or escape rooms with doomsday scenarios and is one you should definitely try out! My Escape Club also has scenarios like the Steampunk Adventure, Back to the USSR, Space Battle, etc.

Logic Locks Escape Room

Logic Locks Escape Room

Address:
Logic Locks Escape Room
Ferdinand Huyckstraat 64
1061 HW Amsterdam

Ever wanted to play detective and discover your inner Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot? Logic Locks is exactly where you do that! Logic Locks is for friends who want to taste some adventure, combine information, solve puzzles, find clues, learn how to work together and challenge yourself while on the clock. Logic Locks presents participants with different types of escape rooms. There’s the Secrets of Elizabeth and the Amsterdam Catacombs. For a chance to show off what your brainpower can do, pay a visit to Logic Locks and unleash your inner detective.

Wake Up Escape Room

Wake Up Escape Room

Address:
Backspace Escape Rooms Amsterdam
Transformertorweg 30A
1014 AK Amsterdam

Backspace escape rooms offer an escape room experience that will stay with you for a very long time. The puzzles in their escape rooms challenge you, scare you sometimes and make you look at things differently. Participants have 60 minutes to solve puzzles and find clues to help them make an escape. Completely immerse yourself in the game and discover how analytical you can be.

Wake Up Escape Room

Wake Up Escape Room

Address:
Wake Up Escape Room
Foeliestraat 16
1011 TM Amsterdam

When she is awake, Matilda is a small, cute girl. But who knows what goes on in that little clever head when she falls asleep? Now you are trapped in one of her troubled dreams. Every object in the room behaves in an unexpected way and will try to mislead you. To see the real world again, you have to unravel the knot of her mysterious fantasies, struggle with unusual riddles, and finally find a way to wake her up again! Thousands of fantasies, puzzles and illusions have been mixed up and you are trapped right in the middle of all that chaos. Become part of an exciting adventure full of unpredictable twists, unique assignments and unusual riddles.

Escape World Waterlooplein

Escape World Waterlooplein

Address:
Escape World Waterlooplein
Houtkopersdwarsstraat 3
1011 NK Amsterdam

Escape World in Amsterdam’s Waterlooplein is home to different sorts of escape room games with technological gadgets. The escape rooms are challenging, entertaining and so much fun that visitors don’t mind coming back repeatedly. There are escape rooms like Cabin in the Woods, the Flying Dutchman, the Chocolate Factory, Midnight Magic and the Missing Bride. Escape World Waterlooplein is also a perfect place for hosting kid’s parties.

Xitroom

Xitroom

Address:
Xitroom Amsterdam
Prins Hendrikkade 135
1011 AM Amsterdam

Right in the heart of Amsterdam is the Xitroom Escape Room. At Xitroom Escape Room you are guaranteed an exciting outing. Can you, together with friends or family, find hidden notes and solve cryptic puzzles on time and escape from the room? The only way is teamwork if you want to escape from any of the escape rooms within 60 minutes!

Sherlocked Amsterdam

Sherlocked Amsterdam

Address:
Sherlocked Amsterdam
Damrak 247
1012 ZJ Amsterdam

Do you like adventure, puzzles, mystery and excitement? Challenge yourself, your friends and family and try out one of Amsterdam’s adrenaline-filled mystery experiences. Sherlocked Amsterdam is where you and your team have to escape from a room full of secrets and clues. In Amsterdam, Sherlocked has two escape rooms in the city centre between Dam Square and Amsterdam Central Station. The escape room can be found in the Beurs van Berlage and is only a 7-minute walk from the central station.

Hall of fame: Escape rooms Amsterdam

These are beloved escape rooms, that we like to give a place to be remembered, and entirely lose the cool concept they offered to the public. The escape rooms below, can’t be visited anymore.

Save Amsterdam

Save Amsterdam

Address:
Save Amsterdam
Cornelis van Alkemadestraat 69-73,
1065 AB Save Amsterdam

Save Amsterdam is where real-life and fantasy scenarios are created for participants to try and escape from. Check out the zombie apocalypse escape room or the black hole escape room and water flood escape room. These three rooms may have different themes but the goal is to save Amsterdam from a devastating disaster by finding clues on time. The rooms include motion sensors and special effects for the full escape room experience.

Room of Riddles Amsterdam

Room of Riddles Amsterdam

Address:
Room of Riddles Amsterdam
Maassluisstraat 2,
1062 GD Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam’s first real-life escape room. Participants are locked in a room with 2 to 10 other participants and they have to work together by finding clues in order to get themselves out of the room. The escape rooms are fun, challenging and worth a visit while in Amsterdam. Room of Riddles focuses on teambuilding and company outings and is definitely worth every penny.

Time Trip Escape Room

Time Trip Escape Room

Address:
Time Trip Escape Room
Laurierstraat 88
1016 PP Amsterdam

Have you always wanted to know what it would be like to survive in the jungle? Or how it must have been in the Middle Ages? An hour at Time Trip Escape Room would provide you with the answers you need. Within that time you have to dismantle a bomb in the Amazon jungle or prove in a medieval room that you are a worthy servant of King Arthur. With no less than 60 puzzles to solve, a considerable challenge!

The Port Game Escape Room

The Port Game Escape Room

Address:
The Port Game Escape Room
Moermanskkade 71
1013 BC Amsterdam

The Port Game Escape Room’s storyline is about an inventor of a revolutionary machine controlled by artificial intelligence. This machine can distribute energy wirelessly over a large network but for some unknown reason, the inventor has sabotaged the machine. It is now up to the players to undo this by taking on various challenges. Participants have to work in teams of 7 to a maximum of 42 players and they have to search for solutions so that the machine starts running again. The instructions are hidden in a special location. Players who work together, communicate well and are creative will succeed in cracking the codes.

Zombie Escape Room

Zombie Escape Room

Address:
Zombie Escape Room
Fokke Simonszstraat 10
1017 TG Amsterdam

So Amsterdam gets run over with zombies and this is where true survival skills come into play. Zombie Escape is where your survival skills and ability to find clues and solve puzzles come in handy. Experience the ultimate puzzle adventure for 2 to 8 people. Together, you have 60 minutes to find ways to escape from a laboratory filled with zombies. Will you be able to escape or are you going to be left behind for the zombies to feed on?

Escape-O-Holics

Escape-O-Holics

Address:
Escape-O-Holics
Generatorstraat 17A
1014 AT Amsterdam

Escape-O-Holics is where you doubt everything you see. A pen could be a clue, but so could be a chair or a table! Teams are in groups of 7 and you will be locked up in a room! Things get very challenging when participants are in the room and only if you work together and show team spirit will you be able to escape the room. You have 60 minutes and any object in the room could be the key to making an escape.

The Escape Artist Escape Rooms

The Escape Artist Escape Rooms

Address:
Escape Artist Amsterdam
Rozengracht 72H
1016 NE Amsterdam

The Escape Artist fosters teamwork and strategic thinking through the use of escape rooms like The Asylum and The Apple of my Eye. Participants (2 – 7) are locked in a room and made to solve puzzles and find clues that will help them escape in one hour! The decoration, sound effects and lighting all combine to make it an unforgettable experience for participants.

Escape Through the Movies Escape Rooms

Escape Through the Movies Escape Rooms

Address:
Escape Through the Movies Escape Rooms Amsterdam
Rozengracht 117
1016 LV Amsterdam

Escape through the movies is a race to an exciting finale where participants have to work together in solving puzzles and finding clues in a vintage cinema. The Rozentheatre, which was Amsterdam’s first mega-theatre plays home to this game of clues and puzzles! The journey starts in the projection booth. You must start the projector, enter the movies and find your way! Goodluck!

Is an escape room something for you?

One could never go wrong to try them and find out what all the fuss is about.  Trying out Amsterdam’s escape rooms can be quite a challenge. An escape room requires you to solve puzzles and follow directions or seek out connections. The more you succeed, the more progress you make and the closer you come to the final escape. Visitors experience emotions such as fear, stress, joy, defeat, and euphoria within a very short time frame. Once inside an escape room, participants experience a whole different world. You go through an emotional roller coaster, where in most cases, it is better to work with the people around you. These can be friends, but also colleagues or family.

How to Participate

We advise you to enter the escape room with people who complement you because cooperation is a requirement in every escape room if you want to get to the escape on time.

Whether you want to take part in an escape room as a bachelor party, with your colleagues in the form of a team outing or just with friends and family, Amsterdam has different types on offer. An escape room is a very special and interesting form of entertainment were after their first experience, many participants immediately want to take part in the next as soon as possible.

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