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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?

To attend Toool meetings, you will either need to be introduced by one of the current members, introduce yourself by mail, or join the Discord channel and introduce yourself there.

We love to meet new people interested in locks, keys and lockpicking. But, picky as we are, we'd like you to be interested in the right reasons. Toool does not require background checks, but it is appreciated to introduce yourself and share what interests you about locks.

Note: If you have ill intent, please don't bother contacting us. You will waste your time and our time, as we will not teach you.

Amsterdam contact:

Eindhoven contact:

If you just show up, without prior approval, you will be sent home.


Toool Amsterdam meetings take place at Hackerspace Tech Inc.. The address: Louwesweg 1 1066 EA Amsterdam. The evenings start at 20:00 and normally end around 23:00.

The next upcoming gathering in Amsterdam will take place on

Dates for Amsterdam gatherings

Generally, Amsterdam gatherings take place every two weeks on a Thursday, according to the following schedule:

January: 12, 26
February: 23
March: 09, 23
April: 06
May: 04, 18
June: 01, 15, 29
July: 13, 27
August: 10, 24
September: 07, 21
October: 05, 19
November: 02, 16, 30
December: 14, 28


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: 3, 17, 31
February: 14, 28
March: 14, 28
April: 25
May: 9, 23
June: 6, 20
July: 4, 18
August: 1
September: 12, 26
October: 10, 24
November: 7, 21
December: 5, 19