What is an escape room?

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What is an escape room?

An escape room is an adventure where you have to solve different puzzles as a team. You usually get 60 minutes to complete all challenges and succeed. The first escape rooms usually had the goal to literally escape from a room. Now there are many different missions and quest available. For example you have to solve a murder or save a train. You enter the escape room together with friends or family. At Backspace Escape Rooms we have 5 different escape rooms, each with it’s own theme and goal.

Puzzles in an escape room

What is a puzzle? The puzzles in an escape room are all different. At Backspace we find it important that the puzzles connect well with the theme and that you can solve puzzles in different ways. For example, there are puzzles that you must solve by using objects that you find in the room. For other puzzles you need different senses, or practical insight and creativity.

If you solve a puzzle you get further in the story. For example, doors open, there are special effects or drawers open with new objects so that you can solve another puzzle. We do not have puzzles for which you need to be strong, fast or know about math. This allows everyone to play an escape room, young and old.

Themes escape rooms

An escape room usually has a certain theme. The rooms are completely decorated in this theme with matching furniture and objects. This makes it feel like you’re really in a different world. For example, if you are in the Orient Express, you will literally enter a dining car and a machine room. Or if you choose our Sherlock Holmes escape room, you will walk through an English cottage. You start on the outside of a beautiful brick house. Inside, everything is in style: a floral chair, a large rug and matching wallpaper.


You may be used to playing games against others. This is very different in an escape room. You play together. To solve the challenges, it is important that you work together, communicate well, think creative and stay focused. That way you and your group will be able to solve the puzzles. Sometimes you can only solve a puzzle together with someone else, for example because you have to do something in two places at the same time.

Do you also want to experience the fun of an escape room? Check out our rooms and book!



Reviews Backspace Escape Rooms


Played the Sherlock Holmes escape room with friends. Friendly welcome from the staff. The escape room is very nicely executed and from start to finish you imagine yourself in a different world! Fun and challenging puzzles and it is nice to notice that you really need each other for that. –

Evelien on Tripadvisor

Very nice escape room with various missions to come to a solution to enter into the next room. Team working and thinking is necessary but not essential for a good result. –

Arthur V. on Tripadvisor

Cool that there are several rooms to discover with different themes. I found the puzzles challenging and the special effects complete it. Really recommended! –

Heleen on Facebook

A real brain teaser. Various assignments that you must complete to get the solution. Carrying out assignments together with family and friends in a small environment, great! –

Buddy on Facebook

“We did Sherlock Holmes and it was great fun. The puzzles were not too difficult, but not too simple either. It had the perfect balance in which our group could excel.”

Andrew on Google

“I did Sherlock Holmes with friends. Very surprised by the effects and technique used, which makes this escape room really special. I say go for it!”

Maarten on Google