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Amsterdam Self-Guided App Tour: Secrets of the City Center

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13 reviews

Activity provider: Secret City Trails

Amsterdam Self-Guided App Tour: Secrets of the City Center

Activity provider: Secret City Trails

From US$ 13.94 per group up to 1

Walk around the city of Amsterdam solving riddles and exploring the hidden gems. Unlock stories and local recommendations using a web-based app on your smartphone.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Explore the secrets of Amsterdam
  • Enjoy an interactive and self-guided game experience via a web app
  • Solve riddles on your phone that take you on an adventure
  • See monuments and landmarks in a new light
  • Unlock local recommendations for each riddle that your solve
Full description
Discover Amsterdam city center from a different perspective on an urban adventure using your smartphone. Solve 14 clues via a web-based app using a unique link you will be sent after payment. Encounter hidden gems and lesser-known places as you search for answers to the clues. Each correct answer reveals another chapter in the fictional story of sailor Jack. The trail is spread across approximately 2.5 kilometers and takes between 1.5 to 3 hours to complete, but there is no time limit, so you can enjoy your new discoveries at your own pace. There's even a recommended stop at a lovely cafe at about the half-way point for your comfort. You can share your unique link with your teammates so that everyone can see the clues. Only one player should submit the answers, but if you run out of battery, someone else can continue submitting the answers using the same link.
  • Smartphone game (web-based app, no download required)
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Start in front of Cafe de Waag on Nieuwmarkt.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The rules of the game are easy: each riddle is made up of directions and a question. To answer the question, you can try as many answers as you like. If you’re stuck, you can ask for a hint (there’s one per riddle). However, asking for a hint adds 10 minutes "penalty time" to your overall completion time. If you’re lost, you can skip a riddle. This adds 20 minutes penalty time. It is recommended that you always ask for a hint before skipping a riddle, to ensure you’re in the right place to continue your adventure.
    • It is a self-guided tour which means that there is no physical person waiting for you at the meeting point.
    • The games are available in English, not in the local language.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.8 /5

    based on 13 reviews

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    Relatively trivial content (reminiscent of a student rally); difficult to find English terms as a foreign speaker; draws a lot of power from the cell phone battery

    October 14, 2021

    Too small details!

    September 4, 2021


    We had such a fun experience doing this tour! It was entertaining, challenging at times and really helped us see the city with more microscopic eyes!

    May 3, 2019

    Product ID: 88226