It seems that many of us still like a bit of real nostalgia, rather than faking it on a smartphone, and many people buy and play old arcade machines and game consoles.

The arcade’s golden age began in the early 1980s, when the number of games doubled between 1980 and 1982. Not only were machines reserved for dedicated gaming areas, they were also simply placed in supermarkets, restaurants and shops. During this period, arcade machine sales reached $ 900 million in 1981. In 1982, there were 24,000 full arcades in America and 1.5 million machines.

Unfortunately, these numbers have now fallen. However, there are still many arcades specializing in vintage games where you can relive the days of cramped hands and pockets full of changes. And if you have the money, you can buy a converted arcade machine and have one in your house – this will cost you about $ 2000. A good example of this in Space Cake Arcade.

Space Cake Arcade Neon Room

Space Cake Arcade Neon Room

A real Arcade cabinet will cost you a lot of money. But to relive the real arcade times, such an investment is not necessary. If you want to relive the real arcade times, there is a real old-school Arcade hall in Amsterdam under the name Blast Galaxy.

Blast Galaxy

Blast Galaxy is a unique arcade club, located in the lively NDSM area of Amsterdam. Blast Galaxy, located on the Mt. Lincolnweg 17 in Amsterdam proves that the magic of the arcade is just as strong and captivating today as it ever was. The sounds, the lights, the beautiful cabinets, Blast Galaxy has collected the most amazing arcade games for you to enjoy, for as long as you want, without worrying about coin insertion, with some entry fee. Run by a team of passionate arcade goers, most playable games come from a private collection owned by the owner. So that everyone can enjoy it!

  • Adults 12.50 and children 7.50 (12 and less)
  • All games are free to play, no coins required!
  • 100+ arcade games, the absolute best of then and now
  • Kick-ass food & drinks (also accessible without a ticket)
  • Available for groups and events


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