Type: Strength sports


The weightlifting course (beginners or advanced) will get you a solid technical basis. After the course, or if you’re already experienced, you can do your own training on the platform.


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Weightlifting at USC: how does it work?

  • The course consists 9 classes of 1 hour.
  • There is a course for beginners and a course for advanced weightlifters.
  • You will learn Olympic lifts (OL).
  • You will learn all basic techniques and derivatives of Olympic weightlifting.
  • You will learn many extra exercises that can be useful in sport specific or personal training programs.
  • Please note: you should be able to lift a barbell (at least 10 kg) above your head.
  • Every course will end with a weightlifting ‘intro’ competition night.

USC instructor

Jelmer Stiekema is teaching the beginners and advanced course. He is Olympic weightlifting trainer, crossfit trainer and fitness trainer. He is a certified oefentherapeut Mensendieck.

Vincent van Hoogstraten is the instructor for the walk-in classes. He’s also teaching the beginners weightlifting course. He is Olympic weightlifting trainer, crossfit trainer, fitness trainer and certified physiotherapist.

Advanced weightlifter or finished the course?

After the course or when experienced in weightlifting otherwise, you can participate in the open barbell trainings at the ASC and Universum (see group fitness). You can join these training sessions with a regular fitness reservation. An instructor is available to answer all your questions or check your technique. As an advanced lifter you can also workout individually on the weightlifting platform.

ASKV Kratos

ASKV Kratos is the student strength sports association in Amsterdam. Check the Kratos website.


Universum, Weightlifting course beginners, 2 Dec 18.00

Category I € 40,-

Category II € 80,-

Category III € 90,-

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Universum, Weightlifting course beginners, 2 Dec 19.00

Category I € 40,-

Category II € 80,-

Category III € 90,-

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Starting date courses*
Period 1: in the week of 7 September 2020
Period 2: in the week of 30 November 2020
Period 3: in the week of 22 February 2021
Period 4: in the week of 3 May 2021
* 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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Cat. I Students UvA and HvA, other Dutch day universities
Cat. II Employees UvA/HvA, alumni HvA, AUV-members UvA, other full time students of universities of applied sciences
Cat. III Anyone else