FAQ

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What are FAQs?

FAQ stands for “Frequently Asked Questions”. The ones about our VRCafe are all gathered on this page. Do you have one that is not listed? Then you can contact and ask away!

Our VRcafe

Virtual Reality (VR) is a fully digital environment. You can enter it by donning your VR Headset, also known as VR goggles. You will then be able to see, hear and feel a whole new world. A pair of controllers in your hands enable you to interact with this world.

The VRCafe is the go-to place to get acquainted with Virtual Reality gaming. You can play over 45 VR games when you book a VR Experience, or try out our VR Laser Tag, VR Escape Rooms and VR Racing. And if you’re ready for a VR Break, come relax with a drink and a snack (these are real, though!) while you catch up with your friends and family. You can also challenge someone to a game of air hockey or enjoy some timeless classics at our arcades. 

Je kunt hier, wanneer je de VR Experience boekt, meer dan 45 VR games spelen. Verder kan je bij ons VR Lasergamen en VR Racen.

Toe aan een VR break? Relax dan met een hapje en een drankje terwijl je met jouw vrienden en familie bijpraat. Daag iemand uit voor een potje airhockey of speel klassiekers via de arcades. 

More about the VRcafe

In general, VR gaming at our café costs 35 euros per playing space, per hour. The walk-in VR Experience costs 0,30 euros per minute, which amounts to 18 euros per hour. However, the walk-in experience is without guidance, and it is only possible if you are already known to us and you know how to switch between games by yourself. 

However, the prices for VR usually depend on a number of factors: the chosen game format, the time period, the number of people in a booking and the number of playing spaces you want to reserve. For the exact prices on each type of booking, we advise that you go to our booking page gaan. 

Time flows much faster while you’re dreaming, remember? Now, that is exactly why most of our options start from 60 (real-life) minutes. However, we often see that 60 minutes make for a rather tight experience, so 90 minutes (our intermediate option) is more ideal. Children in particular can go for quite some time while playing VR, so we recommend a booking of at least 90 minutes for children or children parties, but 120 minutes is also perfectly fine. We advise to make this choice based on budget rather than tolerance or eagerness. 

VR Racing is the only option with bookings starting from 30 minutes, since the experience is often described as “intense”.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

We always say that our VRCafe is suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 80. This statement, while it definitely sounds nice, is also a fact: children 8 years of age and up are motorically developed enough to comfortably play by themselves with a VR headset on.

For VR Racing we recommend an age of 10 or older. This is because, very often, the pedals connected to the steering wheel are too far for a child under 10 to reach with their feet, and because the experience is often described as particularly intense. If parents agree and we acknowledge that it is possible in each specific case, children between 8 and 10 can also play VR Racing.

If the parents agree and we acknowledge it is possible, children as young as 6 years old can play our VR games. Unfortunately, we cannot go younger than that, as our headsets are too large for children under 6.

For VR Racing we recommend an age of 10 or older. This is because, very often, the pedals connected to the steering wheel are too far for a child under 10 to reach with their feet, and because the experience is often described as particularly intense. If parents agree and we acknowledge that it is possible in each specific case, children between 8 and 10 can also play VR Racing. 

In principle, 16 years old is the minimum age to work with us. However, we prefer to hire employees that are 18 or older. This way, we can leave our staff alone during business hours if necessary. Evening working hours and the responsibilities the job entails are also important factors in this. Are you curious to see whether you’re suitable to work with us? Then send your CV and motivation letter to work@vrcafehaarlem.nl or call us at +31 (0) 23 234 0606 for more information.

PLAY SPACES AND HEADSETS

Our beautiful café in Stationsplein is equipped with six playing spaces, each including its own VR headset. These can be used for VR Experiences and VR Laser Tag. When you come play with us, you can choose to share a headset or to book one for each person playing. If you choose the latter option, you and your friends will be able to play games in multiplayer, while if you share your playing space(s) this won’t be possible: you will instead take turns playing with one headset. We recommend a maximum of 3 people per playing space. For VR@Home, up to 10 headsets can be booked at the same time.

For VR Racing, we have 4 dedicated headsets, each connected to a racing seat, a set of pedals and a steering wheel for the most immersive experience. This means that up to 4 players can compete at the same time. Taking turns on one headset is possible with Racing as well, and four screens have been set up for spectating.

Absolutely! Our VRCafe is also the perfect location for large parties or company outings. Feel free to drop by or contact us (via email or at +31 (0) 23 234 0606 ) so we can tailor a perfect custom experience for you.

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VR Experience

A VR Experience is a simulation or game in a virtual world. At our VRCafe, you can choose from over 45 Games and experiences. The choice is all yours, and we are sure you will find something that piques your interest: sports, action, racing, adventure, puzzles, story-driven and creative are just some of the genres that describe our game catalogue. You can pick one game and play it over and over again, or cruise through our list as you try one after the other.

In addition to our VR Experiences, you can also try out VR Racing and VR Laser Tag. We can even prepare the perfect experience and bring the party to you on location.

More about our VR offers

On our site you can find a page entirely dedicated to all of our games, with a description and a list of the main features for each one. Wanna explore it? Here it is!

By default, no. Booking a VR Experience gives you access to our whole catalogue of over 45 games, but VR Racing and VR Laser Tag are separate options that are usually booked on their own. Would you like to experience all of these options on the same day anyway? Then make a special appointment with our staff by calling us or popping by in person.

VR Laser Tag

When playing VR Laser Tag, you step into a futuristic, mind-bending world of metre-high, glowing towers. In the VRCafe itself, we place special towers that we call 4D-towers, because they will also appear in-game. Use them as cover while dodging your opponents’ lasers and trying to hit them with your own. To make the experience even more immersive and exciting, we will provide haptic vests for all players. These allow you to feel exactly where you are getting hit, so watch out for those shots!

VR Laser Tag is a fun activity suitable for all ages. It fits perfectly in a children’s party as well as a company outing. The players will be divided into two teams of 2 to 3 players, and after 5 to 8 minutes, when a round ends, you can pass your VR headset to those who have not had their turn yet. There is no limit to how many people can take turns, as long as the time of the booking allows it.

More about VR Laser Tag

VR Laser Tag is usually played in 2v2 or 3v3. When there are not enough people to fill a team (i.e., at least 4), the empty spots will be filled by bots (AI-controlled players), but we can say from experience that VR Laser Tag is much more fun with real people. For this reason, we recommend a minimum of 4 players.

VR RACING

VR Racing is a great experience for anyone, but racing fans will surely have the ultimate blast with it. Wanna drive a Bugatti on the Nurburgring? A F1 racing car on the Suzuka track? Or drift around sharp turns in a small go-kart? We have all of that, and much, much more! Choose among 180 real-life cars and drive them on 60 of the most famous, or infamous, circuits from around the world. Our racing seats, pedals and steering wheels will provide the most immersive experience you’ve ever had. 

More about VR Racing 

For VR Racing we recommend an age of 10 or older. This is because, very often, the pedals connected to the steering wheel are too far for a child under 10 to reach with their feet, and because the experience is often described as particularly intense. If parents agree and we acknowledge that it is possible in each specific case, children between 8 and 10 can also play VR Racing. 

VR@HOME

Nope! The only thing you really need for VR@Home is a 1.5x15 m space or larger per VR headset. We will gladly arrange the rest for you, including hardware, software and even an exhaustive manual and a power bank. All games are already installed on the VR headset, so there is no need for a PC.

OTHER VR OFFERS

The MVP Package makes you and your group our Most Valuable Players: the entire VRCafe will be booked for you, all 6 playing spaces will be available for both VR Experiences and VR Laser Tag and the VR Racing seats will be awaiting the best drivers among you. The bar, air-hockey tables and arcades will also be free to use for all of you. The price of the whole package will depend on how many people are in your group and how long you want to stay for. Just contact for more information and to make a custom booking!

Of course! We believe there is no better gift than a whole new Virtual Reality experience, and that’s why you can buy gift cards right here at the café. Just determine the price (and value) yourself and pay directly to us in person. 

WALK-IN VR GAMING

You are welcome at our café even without a booking. Just walk in and ask to try out our games! The walk-in experience costs 0,30 [euro] per minute and is without supervision, so we’re counting on you to switch between games by yourself. If this is your very first time visiting, however, then you will not be allowed to play without supervision and you will have to book the standard VR Experience.

Found a closed door between you and your fun? No worries! On quiet days with no bookings we sometimes leave the VRCafe, but you can simply call us on +31 (0) 23 234 0606 and we will quickly work out a solution with you.

OPENING TIMES

Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 – 22:00

These have been the answers to the most frequently asked questions. Do you still have other things you want to know? Then do not hesitate to contact and ask away! 

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