Lock replacement: Quickly fixed by Locksmith 365

Lock replacement: Quickly fixed by Locksmith 365

You would like a new lock. You then have two choices: You replace your lock yourself or you have your lock replaced. Do you want to replace your lock yourself? Here you will get a whole guide on how to do that for each type of lock. Would you rather have it done? Then choose locksmith Amsterdam 365. We replace all locks. In no time, we will have your new lock installed.

Table of contents

Purchasing a lock

What should you pay attention to when buying new lock? Preferably choose the same type of lock with the same dimensions. Otherwise, you will have to make additional holes in your door. After all, it doesn’t look pretty and it costs you a lot of time.

Door Locks

There are many types of door locks to choose from. Door locks are divided into two groups.

  • Master locks: The most important lock on your door
  • Accessory locks: Additional locks

Head locks come in different types:

  • Padlock: A lock that is not mounted in your door, but on your door. Some overlay locks have a loose cylinder. Others have a fixed cylinder. A cylinder is the metal tube into which the key falls.
  • Mortise lock: A mortise lock is only suitable for wooden doors. This is because to install a mortise lock, a hole is first chiseled into your door. The mortise lock is placed there.
  • Narrow mortise lock: Narrow mortise locks are higher and shallower than ordinary mortise locks. They are not installed in wooden doors, but in plastic and metal doors.
  • Espagnolette: An espagnolette consists of rods. There are both recessed and surface-mounted versions.
  • Common multi-point lock: A burglar-proof lock that you lock at multiple points with one operation.
  • Narrow-lock multi-point lock: A multi-point lock that has a less deep but higher lock case (the lock case is the rectangular part of the lock that includes the keyhole).
  • Keypad lock: A very old-fashioned lock that is easy to crack. Therefore, these locks are not so common anymore.

Side locks also come in different types

  • Accessory mortise lock: An accessory mortise lock is somewhat more expensive than a mortise lock, but the lock is less likely to be damaged and has a smaller key.
  • Padlock: A padlock is very popular. It is an inexpensive mortise lock. However, a pin lock also has disadvantages. First, the key is very large. Second, misuse or incorrect installation quickly results in a broken lock.
  • Accessory overlay lock: An accessory overlay lock often works with a rotary knob. The lock is installed not only as an accessory lock on front and back doors, but also often as the main lock on storage doors and general entrance doors.

Replacing an overlay lock or mortise lock with a loose cylinder

An overlay lock and a mortise lock with a loose cylinder are replaced in the same way. Usually it is not necessary to replace the entire lock unless your lock case is broken. You only replace the cylinder. Here’s how it works:

  1. On the side of the lock is a screw at the height of the keyhole. Loosen the screw.
  2. Insert the key into the lock. Turn it about a quarter turn to the left or right.
  3. Pull out the cylinder.
  4. Can’t do it? Probably the cylinder is trapped by the hardware. Therefore, unscrew the entire hardware. Now pull the cylinder out of the door.
  5. Take the new cylinder and insert it into the cylinder hole.
  6. Retighten the screw at the level of the keyhole.
  7. Do a test to see if the lock works. In doing so, leave the door open.

Replacing an overlay lock with a fixed cylinder

A fixed cylinder is one that is attached to the lock. Therefore, you replace the entire overlay lock and not just the cylinder. This takes a lot more time. How do you proceed?

  1. Remove all the screws on the lock.
  2. Remove the lock from your door.
  3. Get the new overlay lock.
  4. Put it against your door and screw it down.
  5. There are two parts of the lock that protrude from your door; these are the latch and the deadbolt. Look carefully to see if they fall into the holes that are in your doorframe. Don’t they fall in well? Then take a chisel and chisel out cavities in the right spot in your doorframe.

Replacing an espagnolette

Espagnolettes are very different from each other. Therefore, no general step-by-step plan of how to replace an espagnolette can be given.

Replacing a (narrow-lock) multi-point lock

Replacing a multi-point lock is very difficult. The best way is to unscrew your multi-point lock and take it to a hardware store or lock store. Ask for a new multi-point lock with the same dimensions. At a hardware store or lock store, they will also know more about fitting the specific multi-point lock you have chosen.

This is how you replace a multi-point lock:

  1. Look at the door handle on the inside of your door. There is a screw. Turn that screw out.
  2. Remove both door handles from your door.
  3. Loosen the screws of the hardware. The hardware are the metal plates around your lock that protect it.
  4. Remove the hardware from both the inside and outside of your door.
  5. Put the key in the keyhole.
  6. Turn it slightly to the left or right.
  7. Pull the key and the cylinder comes out.
  8. With accutol drill, loosen all screws of the lock
  9. Insert a screwdriver into the door handle hole.
  10. Push the screwdriver in the direction of the door hole. In this way, you snap off the multi-point lock.
  11. Now remove the multipoint lock from your door.
  12. Lay the lock boxes of the old and new multi-point locks side by side to check that they are the same size.
  13. Place the new multi-point lock in the location of your old multi-point lock.
  14. Press the multi-point latch firmly along the entire length of the door.
  15. Screw down all the screws of the multi-point lock.
  16. Take the new cylinder.
  17. Insert the key.
  18. Insert the cylinder into the cylinder hole.
  19. Put the hardware on the door on the inside and on the outside.
  20. Tighten all screws on the hardware.
  21. On the outside, push the door handle into the hole provided.
  22. Now also put the inside door handle in the correct hole.

Replacing a keypad lock

A keypad lock has no cylinder. You always replace the entire lock. You go through these steps to replace a keypad lock:

  1. Remove all screws from the lock.
  2. Insert the new keyboard lock into the cavity of the old keyboard lock.
  3. Screw on the lock.

Window locks

Much attention is given to door locks as burglary prevention. Window locks, however, should not be forgotten. In fact, windows are also regularly broken. What window locks are there?

  • Window lever: A window lever is a handle that allows you to open and close a window.
  • Window latch: An overlay lock suitable for almost all windows.
  • Built-in magnolette: A lock made of tubing that locks at multiple points.

Replacing a window handle

A window bar is a simple lock and it is easy to replace:

  1. Loosen all screws on the window handle.
  2. Screw on the new lock.

Replacing a window latch

Here’s how to replace a window latch:

  1. Loosen all the screws on the lock.
  2. Place the new window latch against the window.
  3. Tighten all screws on the window latch.

Replacing a recessed espagnolette

Recessed spagnolettes are so different from each other that no general instructions can be given for them.

Getting your lock replaced

Don’t feel like replacing your lock yourself? Let Locksmith 365 replace your lock. Our locksmiths get the job done quickly. They also deliver great quality. What new lock do you want? You have a choice of all available locks. Have your lock replaced with the same type of lock or a different type of lock. You have all the choices.

Looking for a locksmith Amsterdam West, North, East or South? Then you have come to the right place.

The work of Locksmith 365

We at Locksmith 365 can do much more than replace your lock. We also do this for you:

  • We repair your lock with breakage damage
  • We install new locks
  • Can you no longer enter your home? Call and a locksmith will come to you immediately and quickly open your lock.
  • We repair your locks.

Your benefits at Locksmith 365

With us, you have a lot of benefits. Why?

  • We have your lock open your door within 8 minutes in 95% of cases.
  • You can reach us anytime: day or night, all days of the week.
  • We open all locks (including, for example, security locks and keypad locks).
  • Your lock will be opened by us completely damage-free.
  • Our locksmiths are always with you within half an hour.


At Locksmith 365, we help a wide variety of people. Every day we gain new satisfied customers. Who can we do something for?

  • Individuals
  • Companies
  • Expats
  • Tourist

Scope of work

Our office is in Amsterdam, but we also operate in towns around Amsterdam. This is where we work:

  • Amsterdam Center
  • Amsterdam North
  • Amsterdam East
  • Amsterdam South-East
  • Amsterdam South
  • Amsterdam West
  • Amsterdam New West
  • IJburg
  • Westpoort
  • Diemen
  • Zaandam
  • Amstelveen
  • Haarlem

Scope of work Locksmith 365


Do you have a question or want to make an appointment? Then call: +31-853013249. Our office is on the Pijp. Please feel free to visit us. Our address is:

Alblas Street 11-1

1079 ZG, Amsterdam

We are the locksmith for when you are locked out, have lost your keys or need other help with your locks. We are 24 hours a day available, 7 days in the week



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Scope of work

Do you live or are you temporarily in the Amsterdam area and are you looking for a locksmith? Locksmith Amsterdam 365 is ready for you, day and night. Moreover, Locksmith Amsterdam 365 is on site within 30 minutes.


446 recensies op
Yuri Sharapa
Yuri Sharapa
Hi! Yesterday I slammed the door in the evening and left the key inside. I called and ordered this master. Then I read the reviews here and was surprised how many negative reviews there are) I called them and said that I didn’t want to fall into their trap if they tried to scam me. Fortunately for me, there was no deception, everything was very adequate, the master was very pleasant and polite. Very nice price for services. Everything was done quickly and without damage. When I asked why there were so many negative reviews here, he replied that he had just bought this company and is building a reputation. Don't be afraid to reach out to these guys. Everything was very clear and professional on their part. I recommend!
Aicha Kone
Aicha Kone
Thank you for your good service. I call their for my car lock. their service is soo fast, I am really impressed.
Sufyaan Grimes
Sufyaan Grimes
The cost of drilling the lock was extremely high. I paid 220 euros, excluding taxes, just for a hole in the lock. I didn't even request a new lock, but if I had, it would have cost even more. The service was quick, with the technician arriving at my home within 40 minutes. They managed to open the door without damaging the frame, only the lock. The technician was also friendly, which is why I am giving them a higher rating. However, I still feel that 220 euros for drilling a lock is excessive, even for a company. It would have been more reasonable if the cost included a lock replacement.
Lisa van den Bor
Lisa van den Bor
Sleutel aan de binnenkant van de deur laten zitten, stom! Ze stonden gelukkig zelfs op zondag binnen 20 minuten voor de deur en Jeffrey maakte onze deur snel en zonder schade open. Super blij mee, ik zou ze zeker weer bellen.
massimo coppola
massimo coppola
Slotenmaker uit Haarlem is nooit komen opdagen, maar Moerad is uit Amsterdam gekomen om ons direct weer naar binnen te laten, super vriendelijk en begripvol
Patrick Owusu
Patrick Owusu
Fast friendly got My car open quickly.Thats all you can Ask for with this type of Service.
Arthur Niel
Arthur Niel
Top werk binnen 2 min open een tover naar onder de deuren open makers Mourad
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