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!

    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 USC.
    • Book a timeslot in the timetable above.
    • You can make a reservation 6 days in advance.
    • You can have 2 active reservations for the upcoming 6 days. But as soon as your first reservation is over, you can make a new one. So, you can work out more than twice a week (if there are free spots)!
    • You can choose how you enter USC: by using the finger scan or by using the My USC – mobile access app. Download the app: Android and iOS.

    Check out all reservation and house rules

    Cancelling and no show fee

    Booked a class, but can’t make it? Please cancel in advance.

    • Cancel up to one hour before the start of your reservation.
    • 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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    Universum, Bouldering course beginners, 20 Oct 17.00 FULL

    Category I € 50,-

    Category II € 70,-

    Category III € 90,-

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    Universum, Bouldering course beginners, 24 Nov 17.00

    Category I € 50,-

    Category II € 70,-

    Category III € 90,-

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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, 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



    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