Here you find the answers to the frequently asked questions about our Bunker 83 Escape Room. If you are unable to find the answer to your question, get in touch with us at info@NMM.nl or give us a call.
Bunker 83 is home to two Cold War command bunkers: one American and one Russian. Each escape room is divided into two spaces: the Ops Room and the War Room. The game play is identical for both bunkers, which allows two teams of no more than 14 people each – representing America or Russia respectively – to take each other on.
Depending on the size of your party, you will either be part of the same team and/or square up against each other. In Bunker 83, you pick one of the two teams: America or Russia. A team is made up of no more than 14 players, who will be assigned to the Ops Room or the War Room. Whichever team you pick, collaboration and communication are vitally important. Large parties (starting from 12 people) can also go head-to-head against each other, with group members assigned to one of the two teams.
Bunker 83 is built on the grounds of the National Military Museum, that is to say on the landing strip alongside the museum. This is not an authentic bunker but a modern mock-up construction.
Given the complexity of the puzzles and the mounting tensions inside the rooms, Bunker 83 is suitable for children from the age of 10. Things can get dark with loud bangs going off. For parties of children, for each space at least one participant aged 18 or above is required to go in with the children.
Bookings may be cancelled free of charge up to 48 hours ahead of the scheduled date. Any cancellations coming in later than this will be billed at 60% of applicable fees.
The game is mainly in English, which means it can be played by international parties.
Bunker 83 is accessible to wheelchair users and disabled persons.
The museum’s toilets are next to the entrance lobby. Sadly there are no toilets in the actual escape room as such. The escape room is just a 2-3 minute walk from the museum entrance.
The car park of the National Military Museum offers free parking.
Bunker 83 is in reference to the location (a bunker) and a true story which occurred in 1983. Stanislav Petrov was a real life Soviet Army colonel and the commanding officer of a Russian nuclear command bunker. The Russian early detection system signalled that the US had launched a ballistic missile strike. According to the protocol, colonel Petrov was supposed to report this perceived US nuclear strike to enable the Russians to launch a counter strike. However, Stanislav took a few minutes, reasoning that the handful of missiles he was seeing on his screens could not possibly be an American strike but was very likely a system failure. Holding the fate of the world in his hands for a few crucial minutes, he decided not to report the early detection warning. Which is how he became known as ‘The man who saved the world’.