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the architect escape room amsterdam

The Architect

Long has it been rumoured that famous Dutch architect H.P. Berlage was a member of the secretive Society of the Crossed Keys; a group of luminaries that guarded some of the world's most powerful secrets.

Ever since Berlage's death in 1934, no one has seen or heard of the Society or their secrets. We now suspect that their last remaining trace may be hidden inside a newly discovered room, appearing to be the architect's old office. This is where we call upon your most immediate help.



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Sherlocked in the Media

Back in 2014, two weeks after we launched as one of the first escape rooms in Europe, we were invited by the now legendary Dutch talk show 'De Wereld Draait Door' to come demonstrate this strange idea of 'escape rooms' to an audience of 1.6 million viewers in The Netherlands.

Frequently Asked Questions
about our Amsterdam escape rooms

What's the difference between the escape rooms?

The Architect is an escape room based experience with a playing time of 60 minutes. The Vault is not an escape room, but an immersive 'break-in' experience with a playing time of 80 minutes. Due to its unique concept, The Vault is experienced to be slightly more challenging than The Architect. Each of our escape rooms is unique and lots of fun.

Can we play more than one escape room at the same time?

Yes! Both Amsterdam escape rooms run on the same time schedule (every two hours). Please note that they have slightly different time limits (The Architect 60 min., The Vault 80 min., The Alchemist 90min.) so chances are the groups won't end at the exact same time.

Is the location wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately our location is not wheelchair accessible. Both Amsterdam escape rooms are located in the catacombs of the Beurs van Berlage, only to be entered by stairs.

Can we do the escape rooms with more than 6 at the same time?

The Vault is playable by up to 7 people! 6 players is our maximum for the Architect and the Alchemist. Unfortunatelly we cannot exceed these numbers due to safety reasons and the design of the gameplay.

Do you take unpaid reservations?

No, we only take paid bookings via our website. This makes our system faster and more transparent!

Can my 12 year old son/daughter join my team?

Absolutely. Perhaps (s)he'll be the smartest player on your team...

How do we get to your location?

We recommend travelling with public transport! The city centre is notoriously hard to reach by car (so you could be delayed), and parking is very expensive. It's a short walk from Central Station, and there are many public transport stops nearby. If you do decide to travel by car, have a look at the P+R options in Amsterdam.

Can our 12 year olds play without adult supervision?

No, some of our puzzles would be tricky without some adult insight. We've had groups of 14 year olds and they managed well, so we set the minimum age requirement at 14+ for groups without adults. A chaperone of 16 years or older is required for younger participants.

Do you have official terms and conditions? What about a privacy policy?

Why, yes! Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statement.

Can we be a little tipsy?

Not even a little. We need you at your sharpest, and also, the rooms are over 100 years old and not tipsy-proof. We're pretty stern about this actually and our hosts will refuse or remove a player from the game if they feel they're intoxicated or disrupting the game flow.

What is your cancellation policy?

Up to 48 hours before your game, it is free to cancel or move your booking. We can refund you, or give you a voucher to make a new booking. If you cancel between 48 and 24 hours before your game, we refund 50%. Less than 24 hours before starting time, refunds are no longer possible.

For cancellations, email

Sherlocked retains the right to cancel or change any appointment up to 24 hours before the booking. In case Sherlocked has to cancel (with the exception of force majeure) the full amount will be refunded within 30 days.

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Gift The Architect

Give The Architect to a friend. Get a digital voucher, or have a physical gift card send wrapped to you or the recipient. They can book their game themselves on our site, using the code on the gift card.

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Beurs van Berlage
Damrak 247
1012 ZJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Kvk nr: 60930861
BTW nr: NL854122655B01
Tel: +31 (0)20 261 6433

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