Welcome at the amsterdam deaf chessclub TOG: ‘Tot ons genoegen’.

Every Thursday evening from 7.30 pm until 11.30 pm we play chess. We know for sure you will enjoy our chess evenings! We like to invite deaf, heard of hearing as well as hearing people to join us. There is room for new members! For more questions about our club or a request for more detailed information send an e-mail to: tog@swda.nl Come and join us!

About us

TOG, Tot Ons Genoegen, (For our Pleasure) was founded in March 30 in 1921. In 2021 we hope to celebrate our 100 year anniversary!

During all these years our club guarantees educational chess matches. Members play interesting matches, against each other where both opponents refuse to lose. Luckily afterwards we shake hands and there is always the possibility to discuss the game….and have a beer …or two.

To be a club that has been in existence for almost hundred years makes us very proud. We are always looking for new members and will welcome you with open arms!


For updates, pictures and other information about TOG on Facebook got to: Amsterdamse Doven Schaakclub TOG.


How to become a member?

You can become a member by sending an email to our secretary Hans Johannesen hans.johannesen@khe.eu. Membership costs € 96 per year (season 2019). For students and people seniors older than 65 years: € 69.

Note: If you become a member during the chess season, you pay a part of the membership depending on how many months are left in the season.

What does TOG offer?

With this membership you can join in all kind of competitions or Championships. You can join our internal competition every week, play for the Cup final. Also it is the possibility to join our external competitions, such as the SGA competition (Regionale Schaakbond Groot-Amsterdam - Regional Chess Federation Greater Amsterdam) and also it is possible to play for three Championships organized by the Chess Department KNDSB, (Koninklijke Nederlandse Doven Sport Bond – Royal Dutch Deaf Sports Association). This exist of a personal Blitz Chess Championships (10 minutes), Rapid Championship (15 minutes) and the Club Championships. Deaf Clubs also compete each other four times a year.

Still hesitating? No worries! You can play three nights for free. After these nights you decide if you want to become a member.

You can find us at Dovenontmoetingscentrum at Stadhouderskade 89 te Amsterdam, every Thursday from 7.30 pm – 11.30 pm. Let’s play chess! We hope you are as enthusiastic as us and we hope to see you soon!

Support our club!


Like our society? We are thankful for all donations to help us celebrating our 100 Year Anniversary. It is our goal to organize the 25th European Chess Championship for Deaf in June 2021.

You can donate your gift to: NL57INGB0007813411 in the name of Penn Amsterdamse Doven Schaakclub, our treasure. Stating '100 Year TOG'. Please also state your name and e-mail address.


You can also advertise on our website. Contact our chairman Mark Schenk for more information: tog@swda.nl.