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Ever been in an escape room with no digit locks?
Questomatica experiences in Amsterdam are amazing game activities for both beginners and advanced groups. A real-life adventure with unique puzzles, riddles and tasks where you are the main characters.
Two real and immersive experiences with strong storylines as well as lights and music creating the feeling of being inside a game or movie.

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“Our teenage dreams came true!”

TripAdvisor November 2016

based on 669 reviews

Last year we experienced their Wake Up room; which was already amazingly well designed. This time we took the Arcade challenge; a complete differently story with even more technology and lots of fun gimmicks to make the gamer experience a great adventure.

Highly recommended for experienced escape room fanatics on the search for something new.

“Lots of fun”

TripAdvisor August 2016

based on 669 reviews

This is a great outing for a little team building event with your colleagues. Both "Wake Up!" and "Arcade invasion" groups were very satisfied.

I personally recommend doing what I did and taking your upper management for a round of "Arcade invasion". The hilarious moments in the darkness will stay in your memory forever.

The rooms are not too hard, but not too easy either. Unlike some other rooms I tried before, the staff is very responsive and the contraptions are well designed. The physical nature of the escape room puzzle means that sometimes you will push or pull, or twist something not hard enough, or the contraption doesn't work at the 1st attempt. In some rooms, you can get stuck for 20 minutes because of this. Luckily, this is not the case with Claustrophobia. The rooms are in great technical state and the staff is ready to promptly send you rhymed encouragement if you are being overly delicate with a device. Thumbs up, staff, you're doing great.

Since the rooms are fairly "streamlined", with relatively few opportunities to get badly stuck, and not too long solving time, I think this might be great place for families or people wishing to start their adventure with escape rooms.

“Very Atmospheric Experience”

TripAdvisor July 2016

based on 669 reviews

Me and 2 friends, all new to the room escape craze, turned up to attend the 'Matilda' room and we are now hooked on these unique experiences.

The room had a highly authentic feeling and was very effective in making you feel like you were in a movie or video game. This is due to the exceptional 'production value' in terms of the scenery and audio that accompanied the immaculately crafted puzzles.

Me and 2 friends, all new to the room escape craze, turned up to attend the 'Matilda' room and we are now hooked on these unique experiences.

The room had a highly authentic feeling and was very effective in making you feel like you were in a movie or video game. This is due to the exceptional 'production value' in terms of the scenery and audio that accompanied the immaculately crafted puzzles.

The flow of the room is also very cleverly handled, the puzzles grow in difficulty and often require all team members to combine their efforts to solve. Occasional hints allow the flow to be maintained without taking away the satisfaction of solving the puzzles yourself.

We ended up completing the room with very little time to spare, it was a thrilling finale and left us feeling very proud of our efforts. We returned the next day to play the other room of which all the above can also be said.

For first time players we would all recommend the 'Matilda' room simply due to the perfection with which it crafts it's atmosphere and the brilliant puzzle designs. One try and I'm you will be hooked like we all were don't miss out on this.

“Wake up! and Arcarde Invasion - Lots of Fun!”

TripAdvisor February 2017

based on 605 reviews

Last Weekend we've played Wake up! and Arcarde Invasion back to back. Both rooms are really entertaining, challenging and a great example for storytelling in escape rooms. Creative riddles meet really atmospheric rooms. We've enjoyed our stay, especially thanks to our great gamemaster.

Wake up! and Arcarde Invasion - Lots of Fun!

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Google reviews July 2017

based on 46 reviews

My new #1 escape game I have ever played! And I have played like 15 different all over Europe now.. trust me, this here is something extremely awesome!

No spoilers.. but you will not see any number locks..

Escape Room experience in Amsterdam Questomatica

TripAdvisor May 2017

based on 669 reviews

It was so much fun !!! It was the first thing we did when we first arrived to Amsterdam. The decoration suited the theme perfectly and the game itself was so smart and very challenging in a good way. My friends and I are game masters back in our country so playing an escape game was definitely something we had to do, but they really did impress us very much!

Great experience, and I would definitely try out their other rooms when I go back to Dam.

WHAT PLAYERS LOVE ABOUT OUR GAMES

We tell stories and you become the "actors" inside them

We use light and sound effects to create an amazing atmosphere

We use sensors and ultimate technology to build our games

Our games are perfect to develop and promote team work and spirit

Locks and keys are a thing of the past

Welcoming and experienced hosts that always strive to make your visit special

About project

  Once upon a time the small team of quirky artists-scientists-gamers came together to create real life escape room experience in Amsterdam. They mixed the technology with the gaming to get a real immersion where the game objects are real, tasks challenging and players must not only escape from a locked room, but lose themselves in the quest. The mixture was named Questomatica, where ‘Quest’ is an adventure, and ‘Automatic’, because this adventure is filled with a wide range of sensors to make you feel like you would be inside a video game or a movie.

  With over 10 years of experience in teambuilding the team of Questomatica opened 2 completely different and automated escape experiences in Amsterdam to bring this type of activity to a new level.

  Arcade Invasion is the latest and completely mind blowing creation of Questomatica opened less than a year ago. It took the creators over 15 month of construction to become the only space in Amsterdam where teams can step into the world of 20th Century arcade games and defeat the galaxy’s worst mischief-makers alongside their favorite videogame characters.

   Moment-to-moment our rooms surprise gamers and challenge the limits of their creativity and imagination. These quest experiences are more than locks and puzzles – these are the immersive experiences that leave reality far behind and make all the team work together to reach or …not to reach the victory!  

So put down your phones and game consoles, do something unexpected, and bring your team on an unforgettable adventure.

Arcade Invasion

years old with parents

years old without parents

no special skills required

language is not a problem

Arcade Invasion is the latest and completely mind-blowing creation of Questomatica. It took the creators over 15 months of construction to design the only space in Amsterdam where teams can step into the world of 20th Century arcade games.
Walk around 8bit landscapes, see what is inside the brick question box and fight the invaders face-to-face with the help of a pixelated laser gun!

6 max

One child under 12 years old plays for free, keeping the total group size 6 max.

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Wake Up!

years old with parents

years old without parents

no special skills required

language is not a problem

Matilda’s dreams are always happy and cheerful, but this time something went wrong. Thousands of fantasies, riddles and illusions got mixed up in a mysterious and unpredictable knot, and you are trapped right in the middle of it!
Become a part of an exciting adventure full of unexpected twists, unique tasks and unusual riddles. Carefully designed setting, light and sound effects create a truly immersive atmosphere providing experience that will be difficult to forget.

5 max

One child under 12 years old plays for free, keeping the total group size 5 max.

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Game rules
Only you and your team, no Google to back you up

We will ask you to leave outside your bags, phones, tablets, laptops, lockpicks, screwdrivers, pins, scissors, pliers, saws and any other tools and devices. All you need is your brain, your hands and a strong team spirit.

Do not force it

There are no tasks that require physical or brutal force. If something doesn’t open or move - do not force it.

Light bulbs are light bulbs.

This is not a computer game. Everything is real, so lamps run on electricity and if you break glass you may cut yourself.

Alcohol/drugs not allowed

The game masters have the right to refuse admission to anybody suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In this case there will be no refunds. It is a game where you need to focus and communicate. It will spoil everybody’s fun if you come straight from a pub or coffee shop.

You are not alone

Cameras and microphones are installed in every room. In case something goes wrong the game masters will immediately come to help you.

No spoilers

Please do not discuss the details of the game right after you left the room - you can spoil the fun for those who have not played yet.

F.A.Q.

If you are new to escape games, it is recommended that you begin with WakeUp!. It is our first escape room and first-time players might find it less overwhelming. Paradoxically, it is also a challenging game for experienced players, thanks to its unique puzzles. Arcade Invasion is our newest game and is designed as an expert level experience, challenging teamwork. We do not wish to discourage you from taking on this challenge, note that both games have proven to be enjoyable and challenging for new as well as experienced players.

The recommended team size for an intense experience is 2-4 people for WakeUp! and 3-5 people Arcade Invasion.
For some groups it is more important to stay together and put more energy in their teamwork, so a total of 5 players are allowed inside WakeUp! and up to 6 people can play Arcade Invasion.
Our experience shows that teams of 5 or 6 players greatly enjoy the atmosphere and the team work solving tasks all together.
We want to make sure you have the best experience while playing our games, if your team is bigger than the maximum size please, contact us to find the best layout for your event.

YES! This is an awesome family activity. Our games were designed as an activity for groups of adults, but children can join them to play from the age of 8 and enjoy the adventure. It is actually a lot of fun to see how well kids perform on a lot of tasks as they are usually a lot better at thinking outside of the box and have an amazing imagination. Bring the kids, and have a fun-filled quality time with your family!
Without adults, the recommended age limit is 16.

Since we are located in the international city of Amsterdam and our guests come from different language backgrounds, the games themselves do not require much knowledge of any language. Language is not a problem inside the games as none of the tasks or puzzles involve language skills. For hints, we offer multilingual games, with 9 different languages, including Dutch, English, French, Spanish, Catalan, Russian, German, Italian or Swedish. Just let your host know about your preferences once you arrive.

Questomatica is our new name!
We didn’t design our games to particularly scare people but we appreciate the atmosphere inside our games. We have two very different games: “Wake Up!” and “Arcade Invasion”.
‘Arcade Invasion’ has never been described by anyone as even remotely scary.
The ‘Wake Up!’ game is a little girl’s dream and we all know how unpredictable those turn out. There’s nobody else but your team in the game; and we always keep an eye to make sure everybody is having fun and everything is running smoothly for you.

We usually ask the people who didn’t escape to stay quiet in the room and not scare the next team who enter to play ;)
In other words you will never know unless you try!

The whole experience will last up to 90 minutes, all depending on your teamwork. The game is 60 minutes and the extra 30 minutes are for briefing before and after your game.

We think that putting in too many people will compromise the experience. We tested our game thoroughly and established a maximum size of the team for each game.
We want everyone to enjoy the experience to its full and therefore, we do not allow teams to be bigger than 5 in WakeUp! or 6 in Arcade Invasion.

No.This time it is not about size but about fun and quality. We heard feedback from other teams that played within a big group and some of the team members stayed aside, didn't enjoy or didn't take an active role in the game. We want to make sure everyone gets a unique and unforgettable experience and increasing the amount of players will result in this not being achieved.

Please arrive close to the time when your game is scheduled as we have limited waiting facilities. We kindly ask you not to come earlier than 10 minutes before your game starts.
Should you be running late, please call us.
Be aware that if you are late for your game, we may not be able to accommodate you.

You can always just drop by for a visit and we will try our best to set up a game for you. But to be sure that you get the game slot you desire, we recommend that you make a booking in advance, via our website, by email or giving us a call. Note that weekends, especially Saturdays, get booked up quickly!

For a full refund, cancellation or changes must be done 48 hours prior to the start time of your game.

No. All you need to bring is a strong team spirit. No special skills are needed to play our games and you will actually lock all your belongings upon arrival. Everything you need for this team adventure, is already inside the game.

No. Both WakeUp! and Arcade Invasion are games designed for teams of adults. We had tests with teams of children supervised by one adult and it was not an experience of the quality we'd like to maintain for our games. The minimum age to play in a children's team is 16+ because a smooth experience in our escape rooms requires concentration, focus and some adult insight.

Yes, we would love to assist you with that! We love surprises and we like to think we’re pretty good at them too ;)
When you make your booking, feel free to send us an email about the special occasion and let us in on the surprise. We will do our best to make the experience extra cosy and enjoyable for all. Our staff is known to go the extra mile and we all love making your special occasion truly unforgettable.
We also offer gift certificates - if you’d like to know more or buy a certificate online click ‘Make a gift’ at the top of our webpage.

Normally we say ‘yes’ but this is obviously at your own risk. It doesn't require major physical challenges and as long as you have a supportive team, we think you'll do just fine.
We haven’t delivered any babies here yet!

No no no, enough questions for now. Just make sure you are just in time for your game and we will answer ALL of your questions in person! You can also reach us on the phone or use the contact form if you're wondering about something else.
We look forward to your visit!

Team building

Escape rooms are terrific for corporate events looking for a new kind of team building activity. This is the ultimate challenge for those problem solving skills and testing one’s ability to communicate working towards a mutual goal. With plenty years in the Event Management industry, we are always up for a challenge to satisfy our customers’ needs. We are known to go the extra mile and we love making your special occasion unforgettable.
Please contact us to choose the best layout for large groups (up to 45 people and more).

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Contact
Phone:

+31 62 8383 155

Whatsapp:

+31628383155
Available Mo-Thu 10:00 - 22:00, Fri-Sun 9:30-23:00

Address:

Foeliestraat 16, Amsterdam, 1011TM

VAT Number:

NL854187674B01

KvK Number:

61060852

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Questomatica escape room experiences are located within 10-15 minutes walk from Amsterdam Central train station, right next to the NEMO Science center. The closest metro is Waterlooplein. If you are coming by car, the exit from the IJtunnel conveniently is just a minute away, and there is usually plenty of parking spots right in front of the quests location.

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