Criminals in Utrecht: the city at the brink of disaster.

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Go on an adventure through the heart of Utrecht. You need to solve riddles and crack codes to discover local stories of criminals and academics. Find out how crime and academic progress often happened side by side in Utrecht. This journey will take you past places and buildings that have been contributing to Utrecht's criminal and academic history for over centuries. The story is centered around the university (opening hours 8 am to 10.30 pm) and many buildings used as prisons of some sort.
No booking needed. Just download the app, add it to your quests and start playing.
  • Game ends in another place than it starts
  • Cross the street carefully
  • Pause, continue exploring at your own pace or replay at any time.
  • No attractions ticket(s) required
  • We recommend not playing at night
  • If the weather gets cold, you can pause and go inside to warm up at almost any location in the game
  • The game is not timed, so take your time

Places you will visit


It will take you

75-105 mins

You will walk

4600 steps

Total distance

3.5 km


    Discover what crimes lie hidden underneath the beautiful city of Utrecht.Find out about some of Utrecht's most famous professors and students and what they accomplished.Visit the public observatory, a hidden cathedral, the university, ancient prisons, and other places with a history dating back to the middle ages. 


Hey, you. Yes, I'm talking to YOU. We've seen you roaming around in our city, sliding along the canals, creeping through the alleyways and looking up at the buildings. But we keep good watch on our city. We know that someone is about to destroy it.

And we believe it's you. We know who you are, that you just logged into the Questo app, and even your phone number. We'll make sure the police will catch you.

Oh, what did you say? You're innocent? Well, prove it then and save the city!

Game route

Starting point The Plompetoren
Plompetorenbrug, 3512 CH Utrecht, Netherlands
Finish point Oldest general cemetary of Utrecht
Gansstraat 167, 3582 EG Utrecht, Netherlands
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04 May 2023

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  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.


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