For decades – long before DJ and producer Armin van Buuren conquered the world of electronic music himself – people have been looking for the secret to music industry success, to sustaining an artist career at the top level. Millions have tried to uncover the formula over the years, but the very few that cracked the code vowed to keep that knowledge to themselves. Until now…

By announcing the release of his seventh artist album, ‘Balance’, Armin van Buuren revealed a piece of the puzzle to those that have been chasing the secret for so long. If only by hopeful whispers, the word on the street is that all answers are locked away in a high-security vault complex, hidden deep beneath the Beurs van Berlage in the city center of Amsterdam. 


Together with a team you handpicked yourself and the guidance of a fellow conspirator, you will have to talk your way into the building, slip into the secret facility and unlock the secret of ‘Balance’. Only then will you be able to find out what it takes to ensure success as an artist in the music industry today. 

There’s only a small window of opportunity, so be sure to assemble your team at once. If you take too long, the secret may be out of reach forever…




Mission details

Available for two weeks only, starting October 16. 

A firm understanding of English is required

Team size: 4 to 6 persons

Based on ‘The Vault’ escape room with both new and existing puzzles

Are you looking for more people to play with because you have room for one or two more? Or are you struggling to assemble a team of at least 4 people? Join this Facebook group and place a comment to find your ‘Balance’ escape room buddies!


Beurs van Berlage
Damrak 247,
1012ZJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands


+31 (0)20 261 6433