Dedicated escape room owners

At De Gouden Kooi we build escape rooms where we focus very much on the experience and the story. In this way we hope to give young and old an unforgettable day. We continue to invest in our escape rooms which means that you can enter a magical world every time. 

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De Gouden Kooi has been based in a historical building in the centre of Mechelen since April 1st, 2016. A second location by the river Dijle (Haverwerf) opened the 29th of March 2019. At the end of 2019, we received our first international award for our escape experience at Haverwerf. You can find more information about the start of the opening of the second location here.

We are passionate by Escape Games. We create and build the rooms by ourselves. Though the rooms come in first, we think everything that comes with it is as important: The total experience is all that counts, each and every day we try to improve this. The ultimate goal is clear: To find a mix of good story-telling, mind-breaking puzzles and an overall nice experience before, during and after the game.

We now dare to boldly clame that the Gouden Kooi is the number one in Escape Games centres in Belgium, and we keep on going to find new ways to improve our rooms and the global exprience that comes with it. We are truly convinced that your journey starts even before the moment you cross our doorstep and it comes to an end with the aftermath. We want to give you an unforgettable experience from beginning ’till the end.

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Our team

Jan

Jan

Chief Escape Officer

Founder

Nathan

Nathan

Junior Experience Designer

Speciality: film, image and sound

Bert

Bert

Chief Creative Officer

Founder

Your name

Your name

Experience Designer

Want to join? Contact us!

Laure-Anne

Laure-Anne

Manager Operations

Getting things done

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As of November 2017, DGK will be permanently sponsoring a charity in Mechelen, where DGK started. Our charity is Sint Vincentius Mechelen, which provides material and financial assistance to help needy people integrate themselves back into society. For an agreed upon period, Sint Vincentius Mechelen provides support so that people can get back on their feet again. You can find more information on their website.

When you make a booking with us, you can opt for a voluntary donation of € 0,25 and De Gouden Kooi will double that amount and send € 0,50 per booking to Sint Vincentius Mechelen.

A small gesture, but small donations together can make a big difference.