Tijgertje, LGBTi+ Sports since 1982
Tijgertje is the oldest LGBTi+ sports club in the Netherlands. At our sportsclub we believe everyone is equal. Whether you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer or heterosexual, you are more than welcome to join our teams at trainings in Amsterdam.
Send us a message if you would like to join a trial training (without obligation) at one of our sport teams.
"a perfect way to meet new people and join an inclusive sports club"
The story of Tijgertje
Tijgertje began by offering self-defence courses in 1982 after an incident occurred during the Roze Zaterdag in Amersfoort where gays and lesbians were physically assaulted based on their sexual orientation. Since then, Tijgertje has grown into a social and versatile association offering a wide range of both individual and team sports. With nearly 40 years of experience, we’re still growing and going strong.
But why the name Tijgertje? Although it translates as “little tiger” in Dutch, the name has nothing to do with actual tigers nor Tigger (“Teigetje”) from Winnie-the-Pooh. Rather, our club takes its name from Teigetje, the boyfriend of the celebrated gay Dutch author Gerard Reve.