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Amsterdam: Old Town City Exploration Game

1. Amsterdam: Old Town City Exploration Game

Discover Amsterdam's most interesting places by solving clues around town that will unlock amazing stories. Along the way, find fascinating tales of the people who used to live, work or create art around the city center. Uncover hidden secrets about the places you visit, and try to find the famous lost diamonds of the Medusa ship. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions so you won't need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve the clue and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked.  The tour will take you from 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so you can finish it at your own pace. After you buy the quest, an access code will be delivered to you by mail, which will be used in the downloadable app. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point and be ready to begin the adventure. To play as a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group, or each person can purchase their own ticket. All group members will receive access on their smartphones to play the city game. The person who makes the purchase will receive an email from the local partner with all the details. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the other groups. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group and meet the group at the end.

Amsterdam: Haunted Outdoor Escape Game

2. Amsterdam: Haunted Outdoor Escape Game

Play a game while touring Amsterdam at your own pace. Enjoy a story about the dark forces that wish to turn back the clock in this liberal and progressive city. Imagine you return to your hotel after drinking, but your friends have gone missing. Discover that this goes beyond anything you have ever experienced, even beyond the grave. As the story unfolds the exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location Start at Hotel Prins Hendrik and immerse yourself in 2 to 2.5 hours of gameplay. Pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. Save your data by playing offline. Finish triumphantly at Westerkerk. Compete with groups or play on your own, as one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group, so the group can download and play the city game on their phone.

Amsterdam Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. Amsterdam Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download a vibrant MP3 Self-Guided Audio Tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Immerse yourself in the exciting and historic city of Amsterdam, one of Europe’s most culturally famous cities! Home to hundreds of 17th century canals, over 50 museums, including the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum and hundreds of coffee shops, Amsterdam is an engaging and fascinating city. Rich with history from World War 2, you’ll learn about its German occupation and its recovery, walk through its infamous Red Light District neighborhood and admire many historic buildings and architecture along the way on this audio tour! You will also see Central Station, Berlage Stock Exchange, the National Monument, New Church, Royal Palace, the Anne Frank House, Beguine Court, The Hash, Marijuana and Hemp Museum, Old Church and New Market on this tour. Take your time and enjoy the sights of this remarkable city.

Amsterdam: Red Light District Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. Amsterdam: Red Light District Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download an engaging self-guided audio tour of the vibrant city of Amsterdam. Your tour is combined with a fully detailed map, enabling you to get the most out of your experience. On this incredible tour of Amsterdam around the red light district enjoy the bustling shopping district of Chinatown and see the house where the reowned painter Rembrandt lived. With over 50 museums, and hundreds of coffee shops, Amsterdam is an engaging and fascinating city. You will also see Church of our Lord in the Attic, the Old Church, the Rosseburt, Nieuwmarkt, Walloon Church, the Former Headquarters of the Dutch East India Company, Zuiderkerk and Waterlooplein.

Amsterdam: Self-Guided Walking Tour With a Bag of Adventure

5. Amsterdam: Self-Guided Walking Tour With a Bag of Adventure

Uncover the secrets of Amsterdam with this unique tour in a bag. Choose from a self-guided walking tour in the city center or Jordaan district. Get great questions to ask each other, beautiful stories, and games.  Pickup your bag containing 10 envelopes and 2 wild cards and head to the starting point of your tour. Read exciting stories and go in search of street art. Find out about local history and search out hidden gems. Challenge yourself with fun riddles and tasks.  Go on an adventure at your own pace and start at any time. The start and end location are the same, but everything in between will be an adventure. Open a new envelope at each location and immerse yourself in the activity within.  Choose the city center option to explore the red light district in a non-touristy way. Learn about inspiring citizens and admire great architecture. With the Jordaan tour, enjoy street art, famous folk singers, courtyards, and inspiring citizens. Take the tour with as many people as you'd like and get to know your group better with the included questions. 

Amsterdam: Red Light District Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Amsterdam: Red Light District Self-Guided Audio Tour

Amsterdam is famous around the world for its liberalism, but its Red Light District is often thought of as a haven for looseness, lewdness and licentiousness. On this self-guided GPS audio tour, you'll look beyond the drunken tourists and you will find a vibrant, living neighbourhood, in which the roots of Dutch tolerance and pragmatism can be found and in whose contrasts the concept of “gedogen”, the uniquely Dutch method of turning a blind eye, is clearly on display. Join us on an exploration of this fascinating area and learn about its past, present and future as it struggles, like the rest of the city, to deal with the recent influx of tourists. This tour contains sexual themes, but that's what you were secretly hoping for, right?! The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. Please be advised, this tour contains strong language.

Amsterdam: Rembrandt's Apprentice - City Exploration Game

7. Amsterdam: Rembrandt's Apprentice - City Exploration Game

Explore Amsterdam in the most humorous and adventurous way. Discover the city while solving puzzles, answering riddles and unlocking hidden augmented- and virtual reality-elements. In this interactive treasure hunt you follow Willem, Rembrandt's pupil. While recovering from his hangover, he tries to complete his assignments for Rembrandt in "Old Amsterdam" during the Golden Age. Will he complete his work in time? Or will his late-night brawl ruin his chances of being a painter? The Game will take you to the Wallen, the Dam, and the Nieuwmarkt. You decide when to start and when to take a break. The adventure and flexibility makes this city game one of the best activities for during your stay in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Red Light District 1-hour Smartphone Audio Tour

8. Amsterdam: Red Light District 1-hour Smartphone Audio Tour

Experience the charms of Amsterdam’s Red Light District with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain insights into the most talked-about quarter of the Netherlands. Your walking tour begins at Dam Square, which is among the most important locations in Amsterdam. Find out how a simple dam on the Amstel River gave the city its name and witnessed the glorious, as well as bizarre, moments of Dutch history. Guided by an immersive audio guide, you will continue your stroll to admire the oldest building in Amsterdam, the famed Oude Kerk. Just outside the historic 14th-century church, you’ll discover the small statue of “Belle”, who asks all passersby to respect sex workers all over the world. Throughout your walk, follow in the footsteps of erstwhile sailors, sex workers, merchants, and modern curious visitors. Experience unique attractions such as the Café In’t Aepjen, the “secret” chapel of Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder and Bloedstraat. Your tour ends in Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam’s busy market square, home to the iconic Waag building. Here, you’ll discover the stories of a unique heritage site that once functioned as a city gate of Amsterdam and later became the city’s main guild-house.

Amsterdam: Rembrandt City Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour

9. Amsterdam: Rembrandt City Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour

Your self-guided walking tour adventure begins at the famous Dam Square, in front of the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. Listen to your audio-guide introduce you to the dynamics that fueled the booming development of the city and the so-called Dutch Golden Age during the 17th century. Continue the walk towards the De Wallen neighborhood, the medieval heart of Amsterdam and home to the lustful red-light district. Here, marvel at the oldest church in Amsterdam, where Rembrandt’s children were baptized and the place where his beloved wife was buried. Move onto the Waag building next and admire its fascinating architecture while listening to stories about the background of Rembrandt’s celebrated painting, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp. Discover more about the dominant position of the guilds in Amsterdam’s economy as you enjoy a beautiful stroll through the scenic city streets. Stumble upon the beautiful canal houses of some of Rembrandt’s most affluent clients, such as the Trippenhuis, the Star House, and Jan Six’s house. This is a great opportunity to see some of the places where Rembrandt painted his famous portraits and learn about his professional contacts and career evolution. Throughout the tour, admire an array of prominent symbols of the thriving Golden Age, including the headquarters of the Dutch East India Company. Follow Rembrandt’s rapid rise to a first-rate master painter and his later financial collapse as you move from his house to the places that inspired him, including the stunning Zuidekerk and the dreamy Blue Bridge. The tour ends in from of the Rembranthuis Museum where the great painter lived a large portion of his life and where he produced a selection of his masterpieces.

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What people are saying about Amsterdam Red Light District

The city exploration game through the old town of Amsterdam was highly recommended. Based on a fictitious story, you get insights into the history of the city and get to know the city from a completely different perspective. The "Questo" app, which is necessary for the game, worked great and it was fun to progress from quest to quest and gain experience points!

The game through the city was a lot of fun, because you don't just "just" wander through the city, but also get to know it in a playful way. The directions were sometimes not very clear, but you could always get a more detailed description or a tip if you got stuck. Overall, the game is highly recommended for everyone.

It was a nice round, everything went well and was easy to solve. And you can see great corners that we probably wouldn't have seen otherwise or wouldn't have known what we were seeing. Gladly again

A great city discovery tour with exciting puzzles, interesting stories and facts. You discover hidden corners of the city that you might not find otherwise.

Very fun activity! It helped us discover some parts of the city we didn’t really know about, and gave us information on them! Would recommend!