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Amsterdam’s City Centre: an alternative route

created by Frans OttenhoffBorn in Amsterdam, game lover and owner of Secret City Trails
47 reviews

22,00 per group (1-5 people)

Play anytime within the next 3 months

Want a different take on the city centre? Go on this playful walk created by our co-founders, Kristina & Wendy and now maintained by Mark, to make wonderful new memories. Follow location-based riddles to discover our favourite Greek take-away shop, the most original gift store, a turtle statue, a skinny bridge and sunny terraces – in gardens, with riverviews and on rooftops! Along the way, learn about the history of the city and its inhabitants.

This playful alternative walk across Amsterdam’s city centre sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know Amsterdam or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next.

We know you’ll love our experiences, but if this is your first, rest assured - you can solve up to three riddles and still get a full refund, or in case of the Wonder Walks - all subscription plans come with one week free trial. See our T&Cs here.

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11 riddles.
1,5 – 3 hours. 2 – 3 km.

Start in front of Cafe de Waag on Nieuwmarkt.
End on Rembrandtplain, from where it is an 8-minute walk back to the starting point.

Local wonders you’ll discover on this walk include:
Nieuwmarkt and the old city gate.
The famous Rembrandt Huis.
The Waterlooplein flea market.
Strolling along the gorgeous Amstel riverside.
Utrechtsestraat (great for (window)shopping!).
The hustle and bustle of Rembrandtplein.

Play 7 days a week, during daylight hours.


You’ll receive an email with a link to your game. The link to the game is valid up to 3 months after the purchase. By tapping the play button your game magically opens in your phone’s browser. No downloads. Super easy.

If it rains, take a break and wait for some sunshine, you can continue where you left off, or share the email with your teammates in case you run out of battery.

We recommend playing in a team of 1-5 people.

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47 reviews for Amsterdam’s City Centre: an alternative route

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  3. The cookies

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  5. Andrey&Helen

    Easier than previous route but we enjoyed!

  6. Tody

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  8. Die fliegenden Unter

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1. Choose your game

All our trails are created by locals. Buy the one that intrigues you the most. After the purchase, you’ll receive a link to your game via email.

2. Ready, set, go!

Go to the game’s starting location indicated in the email (play anytime up to 3 months from the purchase). Tap the Play button and the game will magically open in your phone's browser!

3. Find secrets

With each riddle solved, new cryptic directions will take you from one hidden gem to the next. You’ll unlock local stories and recommendations on your way too!

4. Win!

Play for the fastest time and get listed on our leaderboard. Or, take your time and share your best adventure photo using #secretcitytrails. Both might lead to a free game!

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