This mysterious mansion once belonged to the famous illusionist Houdini. Even though the householder has passed away, as explained in the pre-show, his magic still lives inside these walls which causes unexplainable things to happen.
Learn more about (the backstage workings of) Het Magische Huis van Houdini in our special: Madhouses III: That is Illusion.
Het Magische Huis van Houdini is one of four Madhouses with the same theme. Two others, Houdini - The Great Escape (Six Flags New England, U.S.A.) and Houdini's Great Escape (Six Flags Great Adventure, U.S.A.) were also designed by ShowQuest and opened in 1999 as well. Maison Houdini (Rainbow MagicLand, Italy) opened in 2011 and is unrelated otherwise.
Some additions to the theming like the bars behind the windows were added in 2000, a year after opening.
Originally, the ride was called Houdini's Magische Huis (Houdini's Magical House). Later the name was changed to simply Houdini. Starting from 2020, the name was changed once again to Het Magische Huis van Houdini (The Magical House of Houdini).
Ride duration10 minutes
Seats (per vehicle/theatre)78 seats