The Mystery of A Secret Sender

AMSTERDAM TREASURE HUNT

THE BEST WAY TO DISCOVER AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam Treasure Hunt

Embark on an self-guided outdoor adventure through Amsterdam’s city center. Explore iconic sights, discover hidden clues, and unlock a treasure box to solve a mystery.

Find out why people call this the best way to explore Amsterdam – walk at your own pace, with your own group, and uncover off-the-beaten-trail places along the way.

Amsterdam City Center

Treasure hunt walking tour

€25 / Adult | €15 / child

2 hours

Available in English, Dutch, French,
German, Spanish and Italian

The Mystery of A Secret Sender

AMSTERDAM
TREASURE HUNT

THE BEST WAY TO DISCOVER AMSTERDAM

Embark on an self-guided adventure through Amsterdam’s city center. Explore iconic sights, discover hidden clues, and unlock a treasure box to solve a mystery.

Amsterdam City Center

Treasure hunt walking tour

€25 / Adult | €15 / child

2 hours

Available in English, Dutch, French,
German, Spanish and Italian

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CITY EXPLORATION

Pick up the game and set out on an adventure past main attractions and hidden corners 

EsCAPE ROOM PUZZLES

Use treasure maps, boxes, and magical objects to solve a series of puzzles – this is not an app

REAL HISTORY

Hunt for secret weapons, stolen treasures, and secret societies all based on true stories

FUN FOR ALL

Great for dates, family days out, weekend trips, or company teambuilding events

The Treasure Trail

This is the route you’ll explore as you uncover Amsterdam’s secrets. You can race the clock or take your time: it’s totally up to you!

  • Mystery City Games HQ

    Visit our Secret Headquarters near Waterlooplein to pick up the game and start your adventure

  • Nieuwmarkt

    Head to the first location and use the magical tools to find hidden clues around the old weighing house.

  • Old Church

    Discover secret monuments in the heart of the Red Light District. Enjoy a drink or a chocolate tasting nearby.

  • Canal Belt

    Snap some pictures in the canal belt as you visit one of the narrowest houses to solve the next puzzle.

  • Westerkerk

    Explore the area around one of Amsterdam's most iconic landmarks in order to unlock another lock.

  • Sint Lucieensteeg

    Stop for a snack as you find the coolest gable stones in Amsterdam and solve the mystery.

  • Mystery City Game HQ

    Return the game materials and collect your prize!

Frequently Asked Questions

Mystery City Games are a mix between a scavenger hunt,  escape room, and a self-guided walking tour.

It’s a bit like the Da Vinci Code or National Treasure – it’s about using clues hidden in the architecture of the city to solve a mystery. You can play competitively, but you can also relax and go your own pace, enjoying shops or cafés along the way.

It should definitely be included in your ‘top 10 things to do in Amsterdam’! No app or phone is needed – we think treasure hunts are more fun with real treasure maps, locks, and beautiful pieces. 

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?

  • You will meet the Game Master at our Secret Headquarters next to the Waterlooplein to pick up a backpack containing all of the materials that you need to play: treasure maps, boxes, locks, and beautiful tools – this is not an app!
  • Follow an ancient treasure map as you walk through Amsterdam’s city center or old Jewish quarter discovering must-see city sites and monuments such as Nieuwmarkt, the Old Church,  Torensluis, Westermarkt, the Amsterdam Museum, and much more! You will also discover hidden monuments and less-visited places along the route.
  • Solve puzzles while exploring Amsterdam with your friends or family on a holiday, bachelorette party, or weekend out. If you only have 1 day in Amsterdam, this is the way to see it!
  • Learn true stories from the city’s history 

The price includes one a two hour adventure through Amsterdam. The game set is in a bag and includes all the maps, books, locks and treasure box you need to solve the mystery.

Your game map will also feature lots of recommendations for things to visit along the way. Drinks and snack en route are not included.

Are you a curious and adventurous spirit? Are you looking for fun things to do in Amsterdam? Then Amsterdam’s best scavenger hunt is something for you!  They are a great idea for a family visit to Amsterdam, a date with someone special, a birthday party, or an event with your team.

The games were made for adults, but are a very fun thing to do with kids or teenagers too. Kids ages 6 and older can play when accompanied by an adult. 

These self-guided city game tours are the top thing to do in Amsterdam! Explore the city at your own pace and learn something about must-see sights and top places all while racing to solve a real mystery. Discover real stories hidden in the city and find out why people call us “the best thing to do in Amsterdam!”

The game starts and ends at Mystery City HQ, Zwanenburgwal 178, just next to the Waterlooplein. The route covers approx 3km and passes by five key sites in the city. If you want to explore a less touristy area, check out our other game Operation 45: An Adventure in Diamonds.

Contact us on WhatsApp or if you have any further questions, you can always send us an email at info@mystery.city

€25 per Adult

€15 per Child

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