Type: Extreme sports, Passe-partout


You can do bouldering at USC Universum, located at Amsterdam Science Park, both indoors and outdoors.


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    Week 24

    Bouldering at USC

    We have an indoor boulder gym and an outdoor boulder at Universum.
    The outdoor boulder is publicly accessible.
    With a bouldering membership and a reservation you can use the indoor boulder gym.
    No experience? Join a beginners course bouldering first!
    Corona proof: mandatory reservations and additional house rules.

    Which membership do you choose?

     you’re stuck with us for a year, after which you can cancel your membership monthly. 

    a little more expensive but a lot more flexible, this membership can be canceled monthly from scratch.

    10x entry to the boulder gym, to be used within one year.

    1x entry to the climbing gym, valid one week.

    learn to boulder in just 4 weeks/classes.

    Reservations and checking in

    • You need a reservation for every visit to the USC sports program
    • Make a reservation in the timetable above.
    • You can make reservations 6 days in advance.
    • You can make a maximum of 2 reservations in the consecutive 6 days. But, as soon as your first reservation is over, you can make a new one. So you can still work out more than twice a week (if there are free spots)!
    • You book an entry time, for example from 17.00 to 17.30, during which you can enter.
    • You can enter half an hour before the start of your entry time, with the exception of the first slot of the day. After your entry time, you can no longer enter. Have you booked an entry time from 17.00 to 17.30, this means you can enter between 16.30 and 17.30.
    • Are you too late? We’ll register a no show. You can however directly book the next entry time (if there are free spots). If you do so, you can start training immediately, since you can enter half an hour before the start of your entry time.
    • There is no end time, so you can boulder as long as you like (although, we are going to bed at some point…).
    • You can choose how to enter USC facilities: with your finger scan or with the My USC – mobile access app. Download the My USC – mobile access appAndroid and iOS.
    • If you use the My USC – mobile access app, you can easily scan the QR code at the entrance. This way (or by using your finger scan) you’re automatically checked in.
    • Read all reservation and house rules thoroughly before coming to USC! We can only keep things safe together.

    Cancelling and no show fee

    Booked a class, but can’t make it? Please cancel in advance: our capacity is limited!

    • Cancel up to one hour before the start of your reservation (but earlier is encouraged!).
    • Are you not cancelling (on time)? Then you risk a no show fee of €3,-.
    • Are you not paying the no show fee? In that case you can’t make a reservation/work out for 2 weeks.
    • Your no show fee doesn’t end up on the big USC company pile. Check in which sports goal we’re investing the no show fee income.

    Cancel your booking

    House rules bouldergym

    • Bouldering is at your own risk.
    • Take a safe and conscious approach to bouldering. Keep enough distance (1.50m) between each other. Take care with the poles. Spot each other to catch an uncontrolled fall.
    • Bouldering is only allowed with a valid climbing/bouldering membership.
    • Bouldering is only allowed with clean climbing shoes.
    • Bouldering shirtless is not allowed.
    • Do not chalk too much and don’t put chalk bags on the mat.
    • Bouldering with bare feet is not allowed.
    • Take off jewelry.

    House rules outdoor boulder

    • The outdoor boulder is publicly accessible.
    • Bouldering is at your own risk.
    • There are injury risks. Take a safe and conscious approach.
    • Spot each other to catch an uncontrolled fall. Consider to use a crash pad.
    • Watch out for spinning holds. Loose hold? Ask for a tool in the sports centre.
    • The gravel softens the landing, but prevent an uncontrolled fall.
    • Make sure the landing zone is free of objects.
    • Keep enough distance (1.50m) between each other.
    • The use of climbing shoes is recommended.
    • Warm up before each session. Start slowly.
    • Take enough rest during bouldering.
    • Do a cooling down at the end of your session.
    • It’s forbidden to climb on top of the boulder.
    • The boulder is not a playground for children.


    Would you like to do multiple sports? The USC passe-partout is the membership for you! Bouldering is part of the passe-partout.


    BOULDERING 10x (valid 1 year)

    Category I € 45,-

    Category II € 60,-

    Category III € 80,-

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    BOULDERING 1x (valid 1 week)

    Category I € 5,-

    Category II € 7,-

    Category III € 9,-

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    Category I € 20,-

    Category II € 27,-

    Category III € 35,-

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    Category I € 14,-

    Category II € 20,-

    Category III € 27,-

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    Preferably online. Try to avoid queues at our front desks!

    First payment: pro rata
    When purchasing a bouldering year or flex membership, you’ll pay a pro rata amount.

    Direct debit
    Subsequently, in the first week of every month, a term will be collected by direct debit.

    Canceling is simple
    Send an e-mail to usc@uscsport.nl, or cancel your membership in My USC. Your membership will expire on the last day of that month.

    Additional terms and conditions
    Check the additional terms and conditions for all info!

    Starting dates courses*
    Period 1: in the week of 13 September 2021
    Period 2: in the week of 22 November 2021
    Period 3: in the week of 14 February 2022
    Period 4: in the week of 25 April 2022
    *courses are available for purchase on the Monday 5 weeks prior to the starting dates above

    Contact: sportklimmen@uscsport.nl


    Sportcentrum Universum
    Science Park 306
    1098 XH Amsterdam
    (020) 525 89 55

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    Categories shortened for full categories

    Cat. IStudents UvA and HvA, other Dutch day universities
    Cat. IIEmployees UvA/HvA, alumni HvA, AUV-members UvA, other full time students of universities of applied sciences
    Cat. IIIAnyone else