Amsterdam’s Cryptic Wine Trail: sample 4 delicious wines, crack 8 clues


The Cryptic Wine Trail is an urban wine experience. The trail starts on Spui and takes you along the beautiful canal belt and into two wine spots while you solve 8 clues via our web app, simply using your unique link (which you receive via text message after payment) in your smartphone’s browser. As you crack the fun and cryptic clues on your phone, you explore a gorgeous area of Amsterdam, discover two of our favourite wine spots and sample four delicious wines (half a glass per wine).

The price for this trail is 30.00 euros for two people.

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How Does It Work?

  • Sign up and pay for the Cryptic Wine trail online. You will receive a text message with your unique link within 1 hour from completing the payment.
  • Start on Spui between 14:30-18:00 Tuesday to Saturday by opening the link, that you received upon purchase, in your browser on your smartphone. Simply press the Start button to start playing.
  • Solve 8 clues by typing the answers in the text box and hit the ‘I’ve got it!’ button to submit your answer.
  • Enjoy discovering the city, the wine spots and sampling wines. Each correct answer takes you to your next location within walking distance. Some correct answers get you a sample of wine!
  • Most answers are made up of one word only or a number – there are a few exceptions. 
  • Ask for a hint, by clicking the ‘I need help’ button, if you need a little help solving a clue. HINTS will get you nearer to the location where you need to search for the answer to your clue.
  • Please note there’s only one HINT per clue. Each HINT you ask for will add 10mins ‘penalty time’ to your overall time.
  • In case you’d like to skip a clue without solving it and want to receive the next one, press the ‘Skip this clue’ button. We recommend asking for a HINT before you skip a clue to make sure you are near the right spot to continue from.
  • Skipping a clue adds 20 minutes ‘penalty time’ to your overall time. 
  • You can always close and reopen your browser – and using your same unique link, you can continue playing where you left off.

Location & Timings

  • Start: Amsterdam’s Cryptic Wine Trail starts in front of Begijnhof on Spui. The trail can be played Tuesday to Saturday, starting between 14:30 – 18:00.
  • End: The trail ends on the Keizersgracht at about a 10-minute walk from the starting point.
  • Distance & duration: The trail is spread across approximately 1,5 kilometres and takes between 1,5 to 2 hours to complete. However, there is no time limit on completing this trail at all, so enjoy your new city and wine discoveries at leisure!
  • Break: The trail includes a stop in two wine spots.
  • Difficulty level: Easy.

Hear and read what recent players said about our trails here.

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