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Tilburg, Netherlands

Meta Maze

A dream-like maze full of strange art, surreal spaces, and fantasy landscapes to get lost in. 

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This unique maze in the Dutch city of Tilburg is unlike the traditional hedge pathways in Baroque gardens or plastic indoor playgrounds. While it is built to make you lose your orientation, it also fulfills you with the immense joy of discovering something new.

Entering the Meta Maze, you will find a sheer multitude of surreal rooms where you can dive through dream-like landscapes, profoundly strange spaces, and flabbergasting art pieces, all integrated into one big opus. It’s sometimes dark, but never made to frighten the visitor, but rather encourage them to pause and marvel.

Some visitors say they even found themselves in this surreal labyrinth. And yes, there is an exit, too, but take your time, as there’s surely enough to discover inside. Words cannot do it justice; it’s something you need to see with your own eyes. 

The Meta Maze was created by the Berlin-based artist platform Karmanoia. This walkthrough installation comes on the heels of the group’s previous maze, “Peristal Singum,” which was a popular and true underground place in Berlin. The Meta Maze is nested into a larger event space called Doloris. On the rooftop, there is a bar and restaurant serving splendid street food and providing a fabulous scenic view over the city of Tilburg. 

Know Before You Go

Inside, phones and cameras are strictly not admitted—they will remain in a lockable pouch or locker. This is a wise decision. It gives you the opportunity to go on this adventure more consciously and take a closer look at the art. The maze is not suitable for small children and people with difficulties to climb, crouch or be in small spaces. You can find the Meta Maze at Doloris right by Tilburg's central train station, which makes it easy to get there from other places in the Netherlands.

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