Valar Morghulis - The Game of Thrones Exhibition

Valar Morghulis – The Game of Thrones Exhibition

About a month ago, I read on the HBO NL Facebook page that the Game of Thrones Exhibition would come to Amsterdam and that you could get tickets to visit it. Back in the day, when Game of Thrones just started, I did not watch it yet. It wasn’t until season 4 was almost around the corner that I started watching the show and I fell in love *Jon Snow swoon*. I watched the first three seasons in two weeks time and now I even have a weekly Game of Thrones night on Mondays. Reason enough to gather the troops and hop on a horse, err, train to Amsterdam. After securing tickets, we swore oaths to a house (Targaryan for the win!) and off we went.

The Game of Thrones Exhibition white walker

On top of The Wall

We were almost first in line, so when we were allowed to enter the exhibition, we ran to the back of the room. This was the Ascend the Wall area and the main attraction of the exhibition. I didn’t take any pictures of this, but basically you were put in a lift and a nice staff member put enormous glasses on you which instantly transported you to the snowy environment of the wall. They explained what was going to happen as they put earmuffs on which blocked out every single sound.

The lift started moving and everywhere you looked you saw snow and even felt a cold wind. Very surreal. Eventually the lift doors opened and you were taken outside where you were on top of the wall. Not cool if you are afraid of heights. Then some fire balls attacked you and you ended up on fire and basically died, Game of Thrones style. It was an amazing experience.

The Game of Thrones Exhibition turned into a White WalkerI was also turned into a very happy White Walker..

The Game of Thrones Exhibition The Iron Throne

… and even owned the throne.

Scorched by a dragon

Apart from all the interactive elements (you could also get scorched by a dragon, which we totally owned), they showed a lot of props from the series. It was great to see the amount of detail that went into these props and costumes and can I please have Sansa’s and Daenerys’ dresses?

The Game of Thrones Exhibition Valar MorghulisRest in peace. Except you Joffrey. You are a douche

The Game of Thrones Exhibition costumesGive me Sansa’s goth dress now.

The Game of Thrones Exhibition dany's dress

Dany’s dress. So pretty

The Game of Thrones Exhibition dragonMy new pet.


Found this message on my personal page after the exhibition. You go, Dany!

The Game of Thrones Exhibition moves to Paris after Amsterdam, although dates and location are not yet known. Make sure to check it out if you can when you are a Game of Thrones fan, as it is pretty amazing.



Article written by Ingrid

Ingrid is the twenty-something owner of The Sassologist, who loves everything that has to do with pop culture. While she is one of many who is in the process of writing a novel, she is also currently in denial over not being a witch. Her Hogwarts letter has yet to arrive. In the meantime she writes about pop culture and dreams about unicorns.

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