Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Escape Game

04 August, 2018 in Blog by Chuka Nwanazia

What happens when you combine the excitement of an escape room with the famous and historical stories of the Rijksmuseum? A mysterious and adrenaline-filled mission through the museum. A new way to experience art. This summer, the Rijksmuseum is launching its own escape game.

With its own Escape Game, the Rijksmuseum challenges participants to secure a secret formula from an age-old book. They have to search for clues in 8,747 art treasures scattered around the imposing museum building.

– Order your tickets via Tiqets.com make sure to use our exclusive discount code ‘THINGSAMS05‘ and get 5% discount –

So what is this escape game all about?

During the game, you have to look for a secret formula, with which you can secure an age-old book. It is not really an escape room: you will not be locked up during the game but will look for clues in the museum building. The game was developed together with Magus Cagliostro, one of Israel’s best-known magicians and scriptwriter Luuk van Bemmelen, known from Soof, Penoza and Dik Trom. A version of the game is available for families with children and one for adults.

Rijksmuseum Escape Game: the secret formula

The story starts with librarian Bert. It is long after the closing time when Bert notices that he is not alone. He sees a shadow in the library of the museum. After a futile pursuit, it appears that a page with a special formula has disappeared from the 18th-century book by the Italian magician and alchemist Alessandro Cagliostro. It is up to the participants to ensure that the secret formula remains safe.

Museum Aim

The main aim of the museum is to offer visitors something extra. Help them experience the museum in a different way. The game designers believe that there is no educational message hidden in the game, but the intention is that with the help of the game, visitors are able to look at works of art that they would otherwise pass by. It’s literally about “finding and noticing” the hidden treasures.
The museum also hopes to reach out to a whole new audience with the escape game, due to the popularity of escape rooms and games in Amsterdam. Young people are hardly ever interested in museums and the escape game serves as a sort of experiment by the Rijksmuseum.

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Game Day

At the entrance, there is a short film which serves as an introduction and is meant to get you acquainted with the purpose of the game and what you’re supposed to do. Then you get an envelope with a set of clues and these clues are supposed to take you to different parts of the museum. Don’t worry if they take you outside of the museum, you get a festival bracelet from the museum staff so you won’t have trouble getting in and out of the museum as much as you want. You also get stickers from the museum staff as tips for when you get lost.

With this Escape Game visitors experience the Rijksmuseum in a very unique way. The game can be played on two levels: you can play together with your friends and/or colleagues, or you can also play together with children above 6 years of age. Dive into the game and you start working as a researcher with 2 – 5 people. It remains an exciting adventure for everyone even though only a few people get to the finish line.

The escape game runs every day from 11 July to 2 September 2018 and you can play between 10 – 17 hours.

Note: the final round starts at 15:30 hr. You then have an hour and a half before the game.

When you book your tickets, you choose a date and time and make sure you are there on time.

The Escape game takes you through the museum. Pay close attention to hidden hints!

This is the beginning of an exciting Escape Game that leads you through the museum.
With secret assignments, puzzles and riddles, you go past the collection to find the missing page. Are you going to make sure that the secret formula remains safe?

– Order your tickets via Tiqets.com make sure to use our exclusive discount code ‘THINGSAMS05‘ and get 5% discount –

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