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Utrecht: Smartphone Game and Self-Guided Walking Tour

1. Utrecht: Smartphone Game and Self-Guided Walking Tour

Explore the city of Utrecht while solving the riddles. Even locals say they discovered new places while doing the Outside Escape. Start at any time you wish, you will receive all information on your mobile phone after ordering. Play in a team of two to five people, or by yourself. This Outside Escape will take you about two hours. The start location is at about 10 minutes walking from the central station. The finish is very close to the central square of the city, where you can find lots of bars and restaurants.

Utrecht: Silver Betrayal - City Exploration Game

2. Utrecht: Silver Betrayal - City Exploration Game

Dive into a (partly) fictional story of Utrecht in the 17th century. You follow Jan, a hard working family man on a typical day of work in 1622. What starts out as a normal day, soon takes a turn for the worst. Help Jan by finding out what's happening and who's responsible. He needs your help. On your route you'll get a peek in the history of Utrecht and discover sights and buildings that are either gone or repurposed. Utrecht has one of the most beautiful old city centers of europe. With this game the city gets an extra layer thanks to storytelling, gamification, augmented and virtual reality. It’s time to discover the city in a whole new way! You decide when to start and when to take a break. The adventure and flexibility makes this city game one of the best activities for during your stay in Utrecht.

Utrecht: Escape Tour - Self Guided Citygame

3. Utrecht: Escape Tour - Self Guided Citygame

In the year 714 Willibrord was the Bishop of Utrecht. Because of this honorable task, he also had to listen to many confessions from fellow citizens. Sometimes there were extreme stories in between... This got him entangled in a mysterious murder case and Willibrord had to flee for his life. He had to be out of town within 2 hours and that was only possible through the secret exit! Will you help him? Choose your starting time with your teammates, beginning at anytime day or night. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks to find all the clues you need to reach the secret passage. As you search for clues, marvel at the beautiful sights of the town. Walk past the Dom Tower, wander through the lovely streets and keep an eye out for the many historic buildings in the city center. Work quickly, and you and your team could set the record for the fastest tour. Good luck!

Utrecht: A Secret Crusade - City Exploration Game

4. Utrecht: A Secret Crusade - City Exploration Game

Follow a trail through the city of Utrecht, where Adrianus was born, to unravel the truth about the pope's sudden demise. Explore the city as you solve riddles, answer questions and unlock hidden augmented and virtual reality elements. Pope Adrianus VI, the only Dutch pope in history, died in 1523 after having reigned for only one year. His death was reported to be the result of a fatal illness. As his previous advisor, you receive an anonymous letter from someone close to Adrianus. He claims to have good reasons to suspect a different cause of death. The game takes you through the center of Utrecht past many sights and historic buildings not known to most people.You decide when to start and when to take a break. The adventure and flexibility makes this city game one of the best activities for during your stay in Utrecht.

Utrecht: Museum Speelklok Entry Ticket

5. Utrecht: Museum Speelklok Entry Ticket

Discover the whimsical world of self-playing instruments with this entry ticket to the Museum Speelklok in Utrecht. Listen to instruments that are over a century old. Join the free hourly tour and dive into the history of these instruments. Experience the creative music that comes from the smallest music box and the largest barrel organ. See old musical clocks, musical boxes, orchestrions (self-playing orchestras), and traditional Dutch street organs. Admire the famous street organ named Arabier and the so-called 8th world wonder, the Violina. Marvel at the skill of the those the restore these precious items and keep them playing for generation after generation to enjoy. Visit the Museum Expedition to hear about the magical stories, technical craftsmanship, and remarkable music of the different musical instruments. Spend the day listening and learning with the whole family.

Utrecht: Hoge Woerd Museum Entry Ticket with Audio Tour

6. Utrecht: Hoge Woerd Museum Entry Ticket with Audio Tour

Make the most of your visit to Utrecht with a ticket to the Hoge Woerd Museum and treat yourself to an audio tour of all the museum's treasures. Liven your experience with a choice between the ship, ramparts, or expo-wing auido tour.  Discover an ancient Roman ship with its complete furnishing, climb up the walls of the towering fort. The museum offers three thematic tours covering all the treasures of the museum. Select the ship tour to learn everything there is to know about the unique Roman ship which is the crown jewel of the museum’s collection. Find out how did the ship sank, who was on board, and what treasures were found around the ship. Pick the ramparts tour to enter the ramparts of the imposing fortress and immerse yourself in the life of a garrison town on the edge of the Roman world in 200 CE. Enjoy the views and hear about what happened in and around the fortress at this time. Take the expo wing audio tour to become an archaeologist and follow the trail of 3000-years of living and working history. This exhibition highlights the most striking moments and findings from 25 years of excavations in this part of Utrecht. 

Utrecht: City, Castles, and Canals Smartphone Audio Tour

7. Utrecht: City, Castles, and Canals Smartphone Audio Tour

Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, having started out in the 1st century as a Roman frontier fort. It has always been important and has the scars and the achievements to prove it. Join me on this self-guided GPS audio tour along canals and down laneways that have witnessed the passing of Knights, Emperors and Beguines. We will explore the less familiar northern quarters of the old city, to castles; a wartime bunker; poetry on high, lofty mansions and little cottages. Utrecht is located in the centre of the country and is easy to get to from anywhere. You will come to understand the vitality of today's Utrecht more clearly through the layers of its near and distant past. There are also plenty of places to stop on the way to pull up a chair, order a coffee and watch the world walk, drift, or cycle by.

Utrecht: Secrets of the City In-App Exploration Game

8. Utrecht: Secrets of the City In-App Exploration Game

Find the best-kept secrets of Utrecht with the help of an interactive smartphone app. Bring your friends along to take part in a fun game that will bring you to iconic sites. Solve challenges in order to unlock clues and learn more about the city's incredible landmarks. Download the app and start the game at Stadhuisbrug, right in the middle of the city. Be led around to different locations as you play and work as a team to solve puzzles. Explore Utrecht in a unique way, by discovering lesser-known, but greatly significant, sites. Come across the famous Dom Tower and the City Hall along the way. Pause the game at any time to wander around the area and get to know each site or finish your adventure all at once.

Utrecht: In-App Sherlock Holmes City Game

9. Utrecht: In-App Sherlock Holmes City Game

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of Sherlock Holmes by collecting clues as part of a fun smartphone game. Solve the murder of a fictional character with your colleagues, friends, or family, and explore the highlights of Utrecht along the way. Make your way through the city by downloading the game app that will lead you around with specific directions. Take part in a unique adventure, full of brain teasers, puzzles, and lots of British humor. Become a high-class detective for a day and work alongside Sherlock Holmes. Take as long as you need to tackle this crime case, stopping to explore the area whenever you wish to. Restart the game when you're ready and have a blast while you come across iconic sites, such as Dom Tower and Janskerk. Whilst this game does not focus on interacting with your surroundings nor informing you about it, it is the perfect activity to explore this amazing city in a fun and interactive way. Get ready for a walk through the most beautiful places in the city.

Utrecht: "The King's Speech" City Exploration App Game

10. Utrecht: "The King's Speech" City Exploration App Game

The Kings Speech is Utrecht's most adventurous city game. In 2 hours you will solve riddles, answer questions and unlock hidden augmented- and virtual reality-elements. Are you ready to go? The King of the Netherlands is delivering a speech in Utrecht about the impact of climate change. The AIVD (Dutch Secret Service) intercepted several messages and are worried about the safety of the King. He will arrive in a few hours but these threats are very serious and it could be a matter of life and death. As an agent you need to make sure the king will be safe! You also decide when to start and when to take a break. The adventure and flexibility makes this city game one of the best activities during your stay in Utrecht.

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What people are saying about Utrecht

Lovely way to walk through the city. We had 2x teenagers in our group & they enjoyed taking part. We saw lots of details that we wouldn’t have noticed on a normal city walk. I liked that it wasn’t as formal as a tour but we learned about the history for Utrecht through the game. Recommended! Will look for this kind of thing elsewhere!

Hat riesen Spaß gemacht und werden wir auf jeden Fall nochmal machen. Wirklich wirklich cool! Nächstes mal starten wir etwas früher, weil es im hellen bestimmt noch besser ist. Leider hat es bei uns schon gedämmert, aber das wissen wir fürs nächste mal :)

The game is fun. You also get to know the city away from the typical tourist routes and find out interesting details.

Have lived in Utrecht for 40 years. But through this game I learned more about the city.

After I understood I needed to upload another app (than GYG) all went fine ;)