Is a bit of mystery missing in your life? Or maybe you’re a closet “secret agent” and fancy yourself as a James Bond? If so, the indoor adventure park “Koezio” in Brussels could be just your thing. It’s here that any budding 007 can really let their imagination run riot.
First, an explanation for first time visitors. Koezio (it is pronounced as Ko-wa-ze-o) is a place quite unlike any other you have probably visited.Located at the shopping centre Docks Bruxsel it offers “training as a special agent” in a converted 6,000 square metre space.
For two hours, your endurance, intelligence, courage and team spirit are challenged to complete the “journey” through what are called four districts: a mysterious labyrinth, a machine room with giant modules, an escape room and finally a dizzying trail at 12 meters height.
It’s the type of test that Bond author Ian Fleming himself would have appreciated.
But there’s no need to be fearful: what matters here is ‘being together’ and increasing cohesion within a group.Koezio is accessible for both young and old and from 2 players upwards. But for safety reasons you must be 1 metre 40cm in height. Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
However, arguably the biggest fun here, though, is the “secret agent” subterfuge that starts the minute you apply for an admission ticket. This is when you are given your very own “secret code” allowing access to the park.On arrival, you enter your “secret code” details on a touch-screen monitor before changing into freshly laundered overalls which is when you are let loose on the course for the next couple of hours.
For a small supplement, you can also take a special camera into the park to film the whole adventure (the images can later be downloaded on to a USB stick). Koezio is great for a family visit but also sets itself up as an ideal location for team building exercises. It also has meeting rooms, a dining room and a lounge for an aperitif or meal after your “mission.”
There is ample car parking nearby plus a tram stop directly outside with direct links to central Brussels. Koezio spokesman Kjell Materman said, “We get many visits from all sorts of people but we feel that Koezio still has to be discovered by lots of the many expats in Brussels.”
First time visitors will have to get used to the set up – and that 007 “theme” – but that doesn’t take long and the experience really is a test of a range of diverse skills.
Come here with a sense of adventure. If you do, you are sure to have a great time.
Good to know:
- Address: 163 quai des usines, Brussels