Museum and meeting room

Once through the entrance we find ourselves in the museum. Panels with texts and photographs show an outline of the development of chess and Max Euwe’s career. Glass cases display various objects from Euwe’s chess inheritance. Chess sets from all over the world give an indication of the variety in chessmen through the ages. A splendid sight!


Exhibitions succeed each other on a regular basis. Additionally, our centre organizes extramural exhibitions, for instance in other musea, institutions, companies, shopping centres, etc.

On top of this the museum accommodates a large collection of photographs related to chess tournaments, matches and such. A number of these can be considered unique. On request, individual- or group-guided tours are provided.



MEC’s attention for the history of chess finds expression in its videotheque as well. In the meeting room adjacent to the museum a dvd-player and monitor have been set up. MEC has obtained dvd’s of the earliest chess films; visual material of rare, historical value; recordings of a more recent date are also available.

The walls of the meeting room have been fitted with a portrait gallery of female and male world champions. Beside these, photos are exhibited of the Dutch grandmasters after Euwe. Under the watchful eyes of these celebrities you can play a game of chess.

Through the meeting room we enter our

Library, as well as study centre