The Mystery of A Secret Sender

Historical Treasure Hunt in Amsterdam
for School Groups


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Come discover the best game in Amsterdam that is both educational and fun! Collaborate with classmates and compete to solve a mystery.

In this event, your group will be broken into teams that:

  • Race through the city following a treasure map past must-see attractions and secret corners
  • Collaborate to solve escape room puzzles 
  • Unlock locks on a treasure box in order to solve the mystery
  • Compete with your classmates to win
  • Learn real stories from Amsterdam’s history!


This is a special version of the activity designed for school groups: if you want to play with friends/family, click here.


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What is it?

Mystery City Games are a mix between a treasure hunt,  escape room, and a self-guided walking tour – all based on real stories from history. In this scavenger hunt, groups are divided into teams of  up to 6 players. Each team follows a treasure map to visit five different locations, completes a series of puzzles, and unlocks locks on a treasure box. Along the route they learn about a real story from the city’s history. The team that solves the mystery first will win a special prize.

What will we do?

  • Follow an ancient treasure map as you walk through Amsterdam city center with your team discovering hidden corners and iconic city sites such as: Nieuwmarkt, Old Church, Canal Belt, and Westermarkt
  • Solve puzzles while exploring and having fun with your classmates
  • Compete to win in this unique school outing  – winners get a special prize
  • Learn true stories from the city’s history and Golden Age


What is included in the event?

For school groups, we have a special offer. 

  • a competitive 2 hour treasure hunt activity
  • guided introduction and explanation
  • prizes for all participants and a special prize for the winning team


How much does it cost?

The price is €15 per student (including VAT) for students up to 18 years old. Teachers do not have to pay. 

Is it suitable for groups?

Suitable for groups of all sizes. If you are planning an event for more than 150 students, we can also accommodate your students.   Please contact us for more information. 

What language can we play in?

Available in English, Nederlands, Français, Deutsch, Español, and Italiano.

The Story:

The secretive Order of the Rosy Cross is looking for new members. In order to prove your worth, you must solve their ancient mystery and uncover the identity of one of their historic members, known to you only as A Secret Sender. In this outdoor escape game, explore Golden Age Amsterdam and search the history and architecture for clues to the cryptic puzzles. Only the best can solve the mystery in time. Do you have what it takes?

What happens if it rains?

The event continues rain or shine! We will provide umbrellas and ponchos in case of rain. 

Where is it?

The game starts and ends by Mystery City HQ, Zwanenburgwal 178, just next to the Waterlooplein. The route covers approximately 3km and passes by five key sites in the city.

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