About the gatherings
Every two weeks, the Amsterdam and Eindhoven chapters of Toool meet. During these gatherings, the members exchange tips and practice their lockpicking. Beyond that, it is simply a fun event, because the members come from the most diverse circles. It is simultaneously a chance for would-be members to come and have a look, and get acquainted with door hardware sport. During this introduction you get explanations of how a lock works, and why it is at all possible that locks can be opened without damage. Subsequently, you may open your very first lock with the club's tools! We are rather confident in our field, and promise that you will be certain to open a lock after receiving instruction! Some say that the feeling of your first lock opening is unforgettable, and incredibly 'addictive' :) You have been warned!
First time? You must read this!
We love to meet new people interested in locks, keys and lockpicking. But, picky as we are, we'd like you to be interested for the right reasons. Toool does not condone the opening of locks for which you do not have permission to open them. If you're a burglar or have other illegal interests in opening locks, chances are that your coming to a Toool gathering will disappoint both you and us. You will be disappointed because opening locks is an art that takes much more time and effort to learn than you think, and because we don't feel like teaching you. We'll be disappointed because we really do not want to be associated with you. To attend an Amsterdam meeting of Toool, you will need to be introduced by one of the current members. If you do not know a member, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Toool does not yet require DNA-samples, but it does help if your provide a little background on yourself and your interest in locks. To attend an Eindhoven meeting of Toool, please mail in advance to email@example.com with your motivation and background information about yourself. If you do not mail in advance but just show up, you will be sent home.
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Dates for Amsterdam gatherings
Generally, Amsterdam gatherings take place every two weeks on a Thursday, according to the following schedule:
- January: 2, 16, 30
- February: 13, 27
- March: 12
Gatherings in Eindhoven take place in the Lion's room (upstairs) of the Trafalgar Pub (Dommelstraat 21, Eindhoven). Meetings happen every two weeks on a Tuesday and start at 20:00. The cafe is within easy walking distance of the Eindhoven central station. If you are new, you can apply to visit the first meeting of a specific month, please mail before doing so (see above).
The next upcoming gathering in Eindhoven will take place on
Dates for Eindhoven gatherings
Generally, Eindhoven gatherings take place every other week on Tuesdays, according to the following schedule:
- January: 7, 21
- February: 4, 18
- March: 3
- August: 4