Highlights of Jordaan Amsterdam: The Cursed Houses

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Discover the famous 400-years-old Jordaan, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Amsterdam. 
Learn about the turbulent history of this working-class area, known for generations as Amsterdam's slum. Uncover local music and the neighborhood's dark side by exploring changes wrought from the terrible war. You will even visit the hideouts of those desperate to survive. 

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Places you will visit


It will take you

91-121 mins

You will walk

4600 steps

Total distance

3.5 km


  • Visit secret courtyards of the Jordaan

  • See the Anne Frank House, where Anne and her family hid for over 2 years

  • Learn about the once filthy canals

  • Explore the neighborhood's narrow streets and beautiful canals


You are Lysa Jansen. In your mother's attic, you find a box of old post cards, scrawled with handwritten greetings of love. The greetings and warm wishes fill you with peace. The address on each one is Anieliersgracht 56, Amsterdam, and each one is signed, 'MJ.'
Intrigued, you send a postcard to the address asking for more information. Two weeks later, it returns marked, 'RETURN TO SENDER.'

You try to forget about them, but you just can't.

Who sent the postcards? The answer lies in Amsterdam

Game route

Starting point Anne Frank Statue
Westermarkt 74, 1016 DL Amsterdam, Netherlands
Finish point Bloemgracht
Bloemgracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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03 Jun 2023

Steve Gaddy

10 Apr 2023


03 Mar 2023

Mariëlle & Gijs

03 Feb 2023
Good game! Feedback: at chapter 10 they are renovating house number 54 and the little houses trapped between 54 and 70 do not exist anymore or are at least not visible right now.

Megan Ellis

27 Jan 2023
good location and route and very pretty! Diredtions were easy to follow other than one re. a mural!

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