LogicLocks: Amsterdam Catacombs

By | January 18, 2020

by LogicLocks (website)

Haarlemmerstraat 124-126

Amsterdam

2-6 players

Winner of a 2020 TERPECA awardWinner of a 2019 TERPECA awardWinner of a 2018 TERPECA award90 mins
Become the main character in this real-life horror experience. Explore the dark secrets of Amsterdam’s underground. Face your fears and investigate the evil that lurks in the Catacombs.
This is a 90 minutes Room Escape experience. It involves moments of stress, darkness and flickering lights. You should be mentally stable and physically fit.
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Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 9 users
combined with 13 pro reviews

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Ronnie Meade experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 16 Nov 2019 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
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One of the best rooms we've played! You're immersed from the start with the location and the live actor with the perfect level of fear and difficulty of puzzles. Such a clever scoring system in play without you knowing, which I haven't witnessed in any other room, to determine if you're successful in your mission/escape or not. A must do escape room for every escape room lover and enthusiasts! 

Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 2019 Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!

Our team of 6 booked the Catacombs experience last minute as we were over Amsterdam temporarily for 'work'. We didn't really know what to expect as we basically just chose this one based on the great reviews that we could find on TripAdvisor. We didn't realise it wasn't a classic escape room! Amsterdam Catacombs is way beyond what you may have tried in escape rooms before. We've done over 65+ escape rooms but first one with live actors. We screamed A LOT and were terrified at moments but we never felt unsafe or in danger so we really enjoyed our time there. The 90 minutes felt like 120 minutes as we were plunged in the story from the minute we rang the bell to get in and the host was really passionate about the room/experience and didn't rush us out of the building, in the contrary. The puzzles were not too hard, just the perfect difficulty to allow us to stay on the edge but still solve the puzzles despite being terrified. The main actor was a fabulous actor who really put us in the atmosphere. You will be always impressed by the immersive elements of the rooms, the surprises along the way, the jump scares, the clever puzzles and the impressive settings, even when you can barely see due to the smoke or the darkness. We realised only after that they rated 4th in the world of escape rooms! And as we tested the 5th on that list, we can tell the gap is big between 4th and 5th so the top 3 must be quite impressive if Amsterdam Catacombs didn't make it! We also really appreciated receiving a personalised email later on the day, with our picture and a special note, we thought it was a very nice touch! An absolute must do if you are experienced Escapists!

🦡cipherdelic expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
shasha experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 01.06.2019 Team size: 5 Time taken: 1:30:30 Outcome: Successful escape!

This is THE game to play even if you don’t like horror (like me). The set is gorgeous, actors brilliant and you will scream and laugh. 

msilcox experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: June 21, 2020 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!

I'm sure this is an amazing game in person--very atmospheric and spooky.  However the translation to online is problematic.  First, there is a significant time delay, which we haven't experienced with any of the other games we've played (including other ones in Europe).  The use of two different platforms just didn't work that well.  Also, every time there was a noise the GM whipped the camera around, which made for a very jerky feed.  One of our team members had to abandon because he was getting quite nauseous.  It felt like the GM was trying to sell the spookiness by not focusing on the puzzles, which we found frustrating!  So this was a very cool idea, but didn't really work that well remotely.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 17/6/20 Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!

It's reputation had preceeded it, I think this is one of those games that should be played live, it's not about the puzzles, its about the experience which from this should be intense. 

🦡cipherdelic expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!

If you haven't played the Catacombs in person then this is a must do!

Reviews by escape room review sites

If you’re going to build a horror game, doing so in an ancient crypt beneath a church is a pretty good start. Catacombs invites you to its location with an in-character email, where (after arriving on the dot, not before or after your designated time) you’re led down into the unsettling underground.
Few games have such an exquisite selection of fascinating antiquities. A genuine underground crypt is already atmospheric way beyond what most venues can hope to achieve, but they’ve taken that extr...
An immersive experience with fantastic theatre and the core puzzles are pretty good too. If you think you can cope with a scary escape room, then it comes highly recommended!
The catacombs are located under a real church in Amsterdam. To enter them you don’t just ring the bell, you have to know the right slogan. A very serious looking long-haired man opens the heavy door for us to enter. He gives the impression that he has no great hopes for a successful outcome of our expedition.
This is not a tourist attraction like the catacombs of Paris, but an escape game.To get you started, the confimation mail is sent with a small extract from the newspaper that makes your mouth water.We are investigators who discovered a newspaper article that immediately caught our attention... So we meet this Sunday evening at 10 pm in front of a church: YES! A CHURCH! Too good isn't it?We ring the bell and a voice asks us to push the gate and to go into the courtyard in front of the church,...

Logic Locks created with Amsterdam Catacombs a high quality immersive adventure, which is not a classic Escape Game. Due to the multitude of interactions and possibilities for the players to influence the story, this experience can be described as an immersive theater with Escape Game elements.

Logic Locks' Catacombs is - in its original physical form - a masterpiece of a game, a slice of gothic horror that succeeds on multiple levels as immersive theatre, an escape room and a haunt maze. And of course it takes place in a genuine underground crypt, an instantly memorable location very much enhanced by elaborate decorations and subtle effects. Translating such a game into a remote experience was always going to be a huge challenge, and I bought a ticket without hesitation even though I'...
Dark tunnels filled with skulls and demons? Count us in!

Once again, our avatar spoke and acted like a real person might, sometimes to frustrating effect. (Afterwards, my wife asked if I had gotten angry at one of my teammates. I explained I actually got upset at a character.) I had been warned about potential internet problems, but we only experienced a few glitches. Overall, not only did we have a great time, but we also reached all the winning conditions.

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