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Amsterdam’s City Centre: through the eyes of a local

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

26.00 per group (1-5 people)

Play anytime within the next 3 months

Get up close and personal with Amsterdam’s city centre and experience the authentic local spots. This discovery trail, created by our co-founders Kristina & Wendy and now maintained by Mark, uses location-based riddles to guide your exploration playfully. Along the way, you’ll learn about the history of the Red Light District, wander the canal belt, admire its facades from different perspectives, and search for curious statues. You’ll also unlock recommendations for cosy cafes where you can treat yourself to a nice break.

This playful walk across Amsterdam’s vibrant 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 The Waag Society/Cafe de Waag, on the Nieuwmarkt.
End near Spui, from where it is a 10-minute walk back to the start.

Local wonders you’ll discover on this walk include: 
Stories of the Red Light District.
Nieuwmarkt (market + old city gate).
De Oude Kerk (the oldest church) and sensual art near its entrance…
One of the city’s most famous hofjes (courtyards!).
A free art gallery curated by the Amsterdam Museum.

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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65 reviews for Amsterdam’s City Centre: through the eyes of a local

  1. Die Ochis

    no comment
  2. Klopjes


  3. Szyszka

    Good experience

  4. Team Raines

    Such a fun way to explore city centre!

  5. de Zebras

    no comment
  6. JuMa

    Riddle 8 was not solvable without cheating via Google, sorry! Otherwise lots of fun 🙂

  7. Malis


  8. DamGurl

    Brilliant way to get to know the city, very fun but hard too!

  9. Mooi oi dingalinga

    no comment
  10. Best neighbours

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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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